International Organizations

  • UNICEF Warns Hungary on Detention of Minors

    March 21, 2017

    The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has issued a statement warning of the potential conflicts of Hungary's new policy requiring the detention of undocumented migrants over 14 years of age with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other provisions of global human rights law.

  • Study: UN Deal Requires Zero UK Emissions by 2070

    March 21, 2017

    The journal Nature Energy has published a study finding that, in order to meet its greenhouse gas emissions pledges under the UN climate deal agreed in Paris in 2015, the UK must introduce an "ambitious policy package" targeting zero carbon emissions by the year 2070 at the latest.

  • Israeli Official Calls on Trump to Quit UNHRC

    March 21, 2017

    In a recent opinion piece, Michael Oren, the Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in the Israeli Prime Minister's office, called on the Trump Administration to withdraw US participation from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to oppose what he perceives as unfair and “racist” targeting of Israel by the international body.

  • South Africa Cancels ICC Withdrawal

    March 20, 2017

    Newsweek reports that the South African government has notified the UN of the cancellation of its plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after the country's High Court held that leaving the global tribunal requires parliamentary approval.

  • UN Agent Opposes City Measure on Homelessness

    March 20, 2017

    UN Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha has issued a statement calling on the City Council of Melbourne, Australia, not to pass a measure penalizing homeless people for living on the streets of the city and arguing that the fact that there are people who are homeless in the city is a "gross violation of the right to adequate housing."

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