International Organizations

  • UN Promotes Wide-ranging SDGs at World Ocean Festival

    May 25, 2017

    The UN and environmental activists recently demonstrated their continued commitment to the international organization's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by hosting a World Ocean Festival in New York to bring attention to the impact of global warming on oceans and the need to meet the ocean-related targets in the SDGs.

  • Schaefer: US Must Pressure UN on Whistle-blower Rules

    May 25, 2017

    Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation writes that US officials should motivate UN agencies to pursue best practices in the protection of whistle-blowers by exercising their statutory authority to withhold a portion of the funding of these agencies and communicating what improvements must be made to restore full US contributions.

  • WTO, Development Banks Seek Redistributive Policies

    May 25, 2017

    A report from the World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank calls on national governments around the world to implement redistributive policies such as unemployment benefits and "income support" to offset trade-related job losses.

  • UN Struggles to Rein in WHO Travel Costs

    May 24, 2017

    The Associated Press reports that lack of accountability for unreasonable travel costs at the UN's World Health Organization (WHO) is causing concern among government donors and the UN system, as the agency's spending on travel in recent years has outstripped its spending to combat some of the world's most serious diseases.

  • UN Agency Seeks End of Refugee Transfers to Hungary

    May 24, 2017

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has called on EU member states to suspend all transfers of asylum seekers to Hungary, asserting that the country's policy requiring the detention and eventual expulsion of anyone unlawfully crossing its border violates international law.

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