International Organizations

  • China Launches Global Governance School

    May 24, 2017

    Signaling China's goal of expanding its reach within institutions of global governance since the election of US President Donald Trump, China's state news agency Xinhua reports that the Beijing Foreign Studies University has inaugurated a new School of Global Governance.

  • Campaign Pushes Link Between Climate, Rights

    May 24, 2017

    In a contribution to The Hill, former President of Ireland and climate change campaigner Mary Robinson announces a global campaign promoting "climate justice" and seeking to link universal access to renewable energy sources to the UN's "economic, social, and cultural human rights" agenda and its comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Critics Call for Blacklisting Australia from UN Rights Body

    May 23, 2017

    The Guardian reports that speakers at a women's event in New York who have documented alleged abuses of detainees in detention centers off the coast of Australia called for the UN Human Rights Council, whose current controversial members include Egypt, China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia, to block Australia's bid to become a member due to its detention practices.

  • UN Agency Creates Global Standards on Medicine Use

    May 22, 2017

    The UN's World Health Organization has launched a patient safety "challenge" in which it will develop global standards seeking to "improve the way medicines are prescribed, distributed and consumed," including through government health regulations, in order to reduce the risk of improper prescription or use of medicines.

  • UN Report Pushes Urban "Sustainability" in Asia

    May 18, 2017

    The UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific recently released a report blaming "income inequality" for growing poverty in the Asia-Pacific region and calling for the fulfillment of the comprehensive social and environmental "sustainable development" agenda in Asian cities to address the problem.

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