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  • OSCE Official Criticizes Hungary's Migrant Detention Plans

    January 27, 2017

    Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s human rights committee Ignacio Sanchez Amor has asserted that the Hungarian government's proposal to detain asylum seekers for the duration of their application process threatens a violation of global human rights norms.

  • WEF Forms Ocean "Sustainability" Partnership

    January 26, 2017

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced a new partnership with the University of California Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute to engage scientists on how to contribute to "ocean change" to fulfill marine-related provisions of the UN's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals.

  • WEF Panel: Go Beyond COP21 Pledges

    January 26, 2017

    Participants on a panel at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) called for governments to go beyond their commitments from the UN climate deal agreed in Paris in 2015 (COP21) to fight climate change, including by agreeing to "retrofit for greater energy efficiency every building in every community in the world."

  • OSCE Report Seeks Expansive US Electoral Reforms

    January 25, 2017

    In its final report on the US elections in November 2016, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights called for a litany of changes to the country's electoral process to bring it in line with international standards, including by expanding representation in overseas territories and reviewing voting restrictions for those with criminal convictions.

  • Countries Call on OECD to Monitor Health Systems

    January 25, 2017

    At a recent meeting in Paris, government health ministers from countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) called on the OECD to create new methods for monitoring the performance of their health systems, in order to pave the way for the international organization to recommend reforms to their national health policies.

  • US Initiates Withdrawal from TPP

    January 25, 2017

    In a blow to the multilateral trade agreement negotiated by the Obama Administration, US President Donald Trump has directed the US Trade Representative to withdraw the country as a signatory to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiated with 11 other governments.

  • OSCE Official Expresses Concern on UK Media Law

    January 24, 2017

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović has warned of threats to the freedom of expression involved in UK legislation requiring media sources that are not members of an official press regulator to cover the legal costs of plaintiffs in libel and privacy cases, even when the media defendant wins the case.

  • WEF Deepens Global Governance Cooperation with China

    January 24, 2017

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s National Development and Reform Commission with the aim of increasing collaboration between WEF and China over the next 10 years, including on global economic governance, climate change initiatives, and China's regional "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiatives.

  • WEF Seeks Global Governance for "Inclusive" Growth

    January 23, 2017

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has produced a report calling for new standards of measuring global economic performance, including by ranking economies on "carbon intensity," and proposing a "coordinated international initiative" on developing a socially "inclusive" framework of economic growth around the world.

  • WEF: 2017 Challenges Require "Reform" of Capitalism

    January 19, 2017

    The World Economic Forum's (WEF) 2017 Global Risks Report calls for "reforming market capitalism" to deal with such challenges from the agenda of global governance institutions as climate change, "intensifying national sentiment," and increasing income and wealth inequality.

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