International Organizations

  • Israel Protests Terror Tunnels at UNSC

    August 15, 2017

    The Times of Israel reports that the Israeli government has protested to the UN Security Council (UNSC) regarding tunnels discovered under UN-supported schools in Gaza potentially used to move fighters or smuggle goods, calling on the UNSC to condemn Hamas and ramp up action to prevent the use of UN institutions to hide such tunnels.

  • German Official Seeks UN "Crisis Fund"

    August 15, 2017

    Reuters reports that German Development Minister Gerd Mueller has called for the UN to establish a permanent 10 billion euro "crisis fund," to be extracted from countries on the basis of "financial strength," to provide food aid to prevent famines in East Africa.

  • UN Summit Pushes SDG Targets on Oceans

    August 15, 2017

    The inaugural UN Oceans summit hosted in New York in June ended with a "Call for Action" from government participants to align ocean policies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and included the registration of over 1,300 "voluntary commitments" from the public and private sectors to use the oceans in a "sustainable" manner.

  • African Ministers Commit to Continental Climate Action

    August 15, 2017

    A press release from the UN Environment Programme celebrates a set of declarations from African environment ministers at a June meeting in Gabon pledging their countries' implementation of the UN's climate and "sustainable development" agendas.

  • UN Funds Assad Allies Blacklisted by US, EU

    August 15, 2017

    Bloomberg reports that the UN’s 2016 annual report on procurement shows the UN paid at least $18 million to companies with “close ties” to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including to companies headed by individuals blacklisted by the US and EU.

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