International Organizations

  • Report Seeks Urgent Action on Global Energy Goals

    April 05, 2017

    The World Bank and the International Energy Agency’s latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report on the progress of “sustainable energy” access calls on governments to devote more resources to meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for access to electricity, renewable energy, and efficiency.

  • Amendment to Montreal Protocol Targets Drastic HFC Cuts

    April 05, 2017

    As part of the UN’s comprehensive agenda to fulfill its 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Environment Programme has announced the beginning of the ratification process for an amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer that targets a global reduction in the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by over 80 percent over the next 30 years. 

  • US Halts Funding for UNFPA

    April 04, 2017

    The US State Department has announced that it will end funding for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency that promotes family planning and is often associated with advocating abortion services, because the US disapproves of the organization's support for a "program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization."

  • UN Body Reviews "Comprehensive" Approach to SDGs

    April 04, 2017

    The UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration has announced that it will hold a meeting in April exploring how governments must engage in a "multi-stakeholder approach to comprehensive policy integration" across local, regional, and national levels to implement the UN's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • UN Agent Criticizes Australia's Treatment of Indigenous People

    April 03, 2017

    The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has listed the high incarceration rate and crowded living conditions among indigenous people in Australia as human rights concerns facing the country's authorities.

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