Transnational Bodies

  • OSCE Promotes "Environmental Education" Initiatives

    January 16, 2017

    Demonstrating how the organization has integrated the UN's "sustainable development" agenda in its comprehensive approach to security, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) recently held a workshop on "environmental education" in Armenia that included a discussion on "eco-education at the pre-school level."

  • Global Bodies Push for Stronger NHRIs

    January 04, 2017

    A group of international organizations, including the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the UN human rights office, and the Council of Europe, have issued a joint statement calling on countries to establish "strong and independent" national human rights institutions (NHRIs) to implement the global human rights agenda in their national contexts.

  • Board Sticks with IMF Chief Despite Conviction

    January 04, 2017

    Reuters reports that, hours after her conviction by a French court on negligence charges for payouts she approved while she was the French finance minister, the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) executive board reaffirmed its confidence in IMF chief Christine Lagarde and permitted her to keep her post at the head of the organization.

  • Economist: OECD Ignores Singapore Model in Tax Push

    January 03, 2017

    Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute writes that a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) fails to reconcile its claim that developing Asian countries must drive up their ratio of taxes versus economic output with its recognition that Singapore has a highly successful economy with exceptionally low taxes.

  • IMF Board Considers Role in Climate Finance

    December 30, 2016

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently considered a staff paper discussing what role the IMF should play, in line with the climate change agenda of the World Bank and other international organizations, in financing projects to reduce the future, catastrophic impacts of global warming in small countries.

  • OSCE Seeks Standardized Human Rights Education in Ukraine

    December 30, 2016

    At an event in Kiev, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe (CoE) presented to Ukrainian education officials a "Human Rights Calendar" encouraging teachers from schools across the country to include lessons on the global human rights agenda in their curricula.

  • OSCE Promotes "Gender Mainstreaming" Policies in Montenegro

    December 30, 2016

    At a recent workshop in Podgorica, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) sought input from Montenegrin local and national officials on a draft "analysis on gender mainstreaming at the local level" to further the implementation of the OSCE's Memoranda of Understanding on promotion of gender equality in the country.

  • EU Pushes Global Court for Investment Disputes

    December 20, 2016

    The European Commission has announced that, under pressure from activists for including ad hoc investment tribunals in its trade agreements, it is engaged in talks with the Canadian government and other stakeholders to establish a permanent "Multilateral Investment Court" that would decide transnational investment disputes across the globe.

  • Germany Prioritizes Climate, SDGs in G20 Agenda

    December 19, 2016

    The website Climate Home reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has submitted an agenda for a July 2017 Group of 20 (G20) summit in Hamburg, Germany, signaling that she intends to focus on fulfilling the UN's Paris climate deal and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while her country holds the rotating G20 presidency.

  • EU Parliament Agrees to US Data Protection Deal

    December 16, 2016

    The European Parliament has voted in support of the EU-US Umbrella Agreement, a framework established to protect data transferred between the EU and the US for law enforcement purposes and which permits citizens in EU member states to seek redress in US courts in case of mishandling of their data.

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