United Nations

  • NGO Reports Anti-Israel Posts from UNRWA Staff

    February 17, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization UN Watch has published a report aggregating a series of instances in which teachers and staffers of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria posted anti-Semitic and anti-Israel content on their social media pages.

  • Haley Explores UN Peacekeeping Funding Cuts

    February 17, 2017

    The Times of Israel reports that new US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has initiated a "mission-by-mission review" of UN peacekeeping operations around the world in an effort to propose cuts to her country's 29 percent share of the international organization's peacekeeping budget under the Trump Administration.

  • Obama UN Spending Hit $9.2 Billion in Final Year

    February 17, 2017

    George Russell reports that, according to US State Department records from the final year of his Administration, US President Barack Obama provided funds in the amount of $9.2 billion to UN agencies, representing a 20 percent increase in spending on the international organization from numbers released in 2010.

  • UN Chief: Israeli Settlement Measure Violates Law

    February 15, 2017

    In line with the recent UN Security Council resolution seeking to block further development of Israeli settlements in "occupied" Palestinian territory, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has declared that an Israeli measure legalizing some of these settlements violates international law and will lead to "far-reaching legal consequences" for Israel.

  • US Blocks Former Palestinian Leader from UN Post

    February 15, 2017

    The New York Times reports that, citing "unfair bias" by UN leaders in favor of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of Israeli interests, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has announced that the US will block the international organization's planned appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as special representative to Libya.

  • City Adopts Comprehensive Approach to "Sustainability"

    February 14, 2017

    A story published by the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) demonstrates the comprehensive way in which some communities around the world have adopted UNESCO's Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) agenda, spotlighting a community in Japan where leaders have advanced a "whole city" approach to ESD.

  • Trump Transition Adviser Predicts US Climate U-Turn

    February 14, 2017

    Reuters reports that Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and formerly of US President Donald Trump's transition team, has outlined various options for the new Administration to withdraw the US from its pledges under the UN's Paris climate deal agreed in 2015, including by departing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

  • Report Calls for Drastic Scale-up in "Green" Technology

    February 14, 2017

    Researchers at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment have produced a study warning that, for countries to achieve the goal of the UN's Paris deal agreed in 2015 to limit global warming to at most two degrees celsius, the current adoption of clean energy technology must increase by a factor of 10.

  • UN Agent: Enforce Israeli Settlement Resolution

    February 08, 2017

    The UN Special Rapporteur for human rights "in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967," Michael Lynk, has called on the UN Security Council to flex its muscles in enforcing a resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

  • World Bank: Inequality Prevents Good Governance

    February 03, 2017

    In its 2017 World Development Report, the World Bank calls for governance changes to overcome problems posed by the "unequal distribution of power" to policy implementation and proposes, in part, influence from the international community in national contexts to spur "meaningful" policy reforms.

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