International Organizations

  • UN Removes "Apartheid Israel" Report from Website

    March 22, 2017

    An article in The Washington Post links pressure from US and Israeli officials with the removal from a UN website of a report condemning Israel's "apartheid" regime and the resignation of the head of the issuing UN agency, though a UN spokesman denied the removal was related to the report's content.

  • US Targets UN Climate, Peacekeeping Funding Cuts

    March 22, 2017

    CBS News reports that the Trump Administration's recent budget proposal would target various UN programs for significant funding cuts, particularly peacekeeping programs and initiatives working to implement the international organization's agenda on global warming.

  • UN Agency: Governments Must Close Gender Pay Gap

    March 22, 2017

    UN Women has launched a campaign to "stop the biggest robbery in history" by closing what the agency says is a 23 percent global gap between men's and women's pay - brought on by the undervaluing of "informal work" and the "motherhood penalty" - through such centralized national measures as a minimum wage and "universal social protection."

  • UN Agency Pushes Food Policy Reform in Eurasia

    March 21, 2017

    A report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization proposes national government policies to encourage a balanced diet and deal with "overnutrition issues" in European and Asian countries, including taxes or subsidies to encourage consumption of healthy foods and requiring the fortification of popular foods with vitamins to enhance their nutritional value.

  • UN, EU Seek Global Governance of Marine Resources

    March 21, 2017

    A recent conference hosted in Paris by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the European Commission aimed to produce a roadmap pushing authorities to adopt "marine spatial planning" techniques to further global governance of marine ecosystems near coastal areas.

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