International Organizations

  • Academic: US Funding Goes to UN Peacekeeper Sex Abuse

    August 31, 2017

    Andrew Macleod of King's College in London writes that the US must use threats of removing its disproportionate funding of the UN to require the international organization to take effective steps toward ending child rape by its peacekeepers in developing countries.

  • UNESCO Labels Contested Region a Palestinian Site

    August 31, 2017

    The New York Times reports that, in a vote leading Israel to announce the withdrawal of $1 million in annual funding to the agency, the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the contested, Israeli-controlled center of the Hebron region in the West Bank a "Palestinian World Heritage site."

  • NGO Stresses Role of "Rights" Promotion in SDGs

    August 31, 2017

    Citing the role of "human rights defenders" in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by "defending the human rights of all people to live free from fear and free from want without discrimination," Amnesty International has called on governments to pass legislation protecting and supporting efforts by such actors.

  • Paper Seeks US Break with UN Climate Efforts

    August 30, 2017

    Nicolas Loris of the Heritage Foundation writes that, in addition to departing the Paris climate accord in 2019, the Trump Administration should withdraw from the "ineffective" and "unworkable" UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and stop financing the UN's Green Climate Fund, which "distorts energy markets and encourages corruption."

  • UN Body: US Must Address "Proliferation" of Racism

    August 30, 2017

    Following violence at a recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has called on the US government to "unequivocally and unconditionally reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes" and take action "to address the root causes of the proliferation" of racist protests in the US.

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