International Organizations

  • Rhodes Warns of Erosion of Civil, Political Rights

    May 31, 2017

    In a recent article, Aaron Rhodes of Forum for Religious Freedom - Europe explains the threats to traditional civil and political human rights posed by the growing movement within the international community to re-balance the rights agenda toward "economic, social, and cultural rights" and to accept the non-universality of human rights values.

  • EU Council Promotes Global Governance of Oceans

    May 30, 2017

    The Council of the EU has adopted a set of conclusions welcoming the participation of EU institutions in setting the standards of "international ocean governance," a signal of the supranational organization's participation in the fulfillment of the UN's comprehensive "sustainable development" agenda.

  • Activist Seeks Global Governance for "Climate Justice"

    May 26, 2017

    In a recent speech at the UN ECOSOC Partnership Forum, former President of Ireland and environment campaigner Mary Robinson called for a new version of global multilateralism that focuses on, as its highest priority, "overcoming the existential threat of climate change while enabling sustainable development for all."

  • UN Agents Push Right to Health Resources for Migrants

    May 26, 2017

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders has issued a statement calling on countries participating in upcoming talks to launch a Global Compact for Migration to uphold the right of people with disabilities against discrimination by dedicating financial resources to ensuring healthcare, including "psycho-social support," for disabled migrants.

  • UN Launches Panel on Achieving "Urban Agenda"

    May 26, 2017

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed an independent panel charged with reporting on the fulfillment of the UN's New Urban Agenda, a social and environmental wishlist launched last year at the international organization's "Habitat III" conference in Ecuador to enhance efforts toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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