International Organizations

  • UN Diplomats to Begin Sea Conservation Treaty Negotiations

    August 15, 2017

    The New York Times reports that, after two years of initial talks, UN diplomats are set to begin formal negotiations on a treaty that would provide for the global governance of large portions of international waters to protect marine biodiversity and fishing stocks.

  • UNHCR: Australia Must Continue Services for Refugees

    August 15, 2017

    The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed “grave concern” over the Australian government’s decision to close an offshore refugee processing center, urging the government to carry out its international obligations to provide “viable, humane solutions," as well as medical and security services, to the refugees in Papua New Guinea.

  • Australia Criticizes UN Agent's Migration Rights Report

    August 14, 2017

    In response to a report from UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants François Crépeau calling Australia's treatment of asylum seekers a "blemish" on its human rights record, the Australian government argued that the UN agent made a "considerable number" of legal and factual errors in his report and touted the beneficial impact of its strong border-control system.

  • Observers Condemn Brazilian Report on UN Influence

    August 14, 2017

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders has condemned a report from the Brazilian Congress accusing the UN of catering to social and environmental activist groups by intruding in policy debates in the country, criticizing the Congress for failing to uphold international human rights obligations to strengthen the protection of indigenous peoples in its territory.

  • UN Agency Seeks AI Contribution to Social Agenda

    August 14, 2017

    The UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) convened representatives of governments, businesses, UN agencies, and nongovernmental organizations in June at an "AI for Good Global Summit" to discuss governance of artificial intelligence (AI) and how AI technology can help fulfill UN goals on "poverty, hunger, health, education," and the environment.

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