International Organizations

  • UNESCO Lab Promotes "Equity-Weighted Policies"

    March 27, 2017

    A recent UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) press release on its Inclusive Policy Lab demonstrates how the UN agency is seeking to push national governments to implement "inclusive and equity-weighted policies" as part of the UN's agendas on "sustainable development" and economic rights.

  • UNESCO Promotes "Citizenship Education" at Dubai Forum

    March 24, 2017

    UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova participated in various events at the recent Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai to promote her organization's "Global Citizenship Education" agenda, which targets young people with curricula on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how to expand "understanding between cultures."

  • UNESCO Features Piece Condemning "Extreme Economic Inequality"

    March 24, 2017

    An article in UNESCO's World Social Science Report 2016 by the executive director of Oxfam International asserts that governments must combat the "unfair and morally lacking" phenomenon of "extreme economic inequality" through redistributive policies such as progressive income tax policies and the expansion of social protection schemes.

  • Global Agencies Diverge on Roadmap to Climate Action

    March 24, 2017

    An article on the website Climate Home on competing press releases from the International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Energy Agency painting diverging pictures on how to combat global warming highlights the complexity and uncertainty involved in UN and activist calls to impose laws and policies to advance the UN's Paris climate deal.

  • White House Proposes UN Climate Budget Cuts

    March 24, 2017

    The website Climate Home outlines how the Trump Administration's proposed budget appears to target for funding cuts various multilateral initiatives established to combat global warming, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the UN's Green Climate Fund.

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