International Organizations

  • Ban Calls for Commitment to UN Global Ocean Governance

    June 19, 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on countries to commit to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which governs the use of oceans and sets up an international tribunal that decides disputes at sea, and to use it as a basis to fight global warming.

  • UN Pushes Compact for Cities on Climate Change

    June 19, 2014

    At a recent meeting, Executive Director of the UN Human Settlements Programme Joan Clos encouraged thousands of cities to commit to a global compact seeking increased cooperation to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Commission on Online Global Governance Concludes First Session

    June 19, 2014

    The Global Commission on Internet Governance recently concluded its first meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on such issues as privacy protection and "governance modalities," and deciding that its next meeting will emphasize potential negative effects of fragmentation of internet governance.

  • UN Praises U.S. Restrictions on Greenhouse Emissions

    June 19, 2014

    UN officials have lauded President Barack Obama's recent announcement that the U.S. government will more tightly regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, encouraging other countries to follow this U.S. example in order to combat what they perceive as the threats of global warming.

  • UNESCO Trains Educators to Teach Climate Change

    June 19, 2014

    The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ("UNESCO") has organized a global program through which it trains teachers to introduce climate change education into their curricula.

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