May 17, 2017
George Russell reports that the UN's World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) registered a patent application from North Korea for a chemical whose exportation to the country is banned by the UN Security Council due to its potential use in nerve gas but did not report the application to UN sanctions monitors.
May 15, 2017
As part of the UN agency's array of campaigns against noncommunicable diseases, including obesity and mental health issues, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched a call for governments around the world to invest more financial resources in combating depression.
May 12, 2017
A report published by a coalition of nongovernmental organizations examines the political progress of EU member states toward implementing the UN climate change deal agreed in Paris in 2015 and criticizes most of these countries for seeking "loopholes" in the bloc's climate legislation that will allegedly slow efforts toward the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
May 11, 2017
The OSCE security organization has reported that its Parliamentary Assembly’s economic and environment committee Chair Nilza Sena recently criticized the US for a White House executive order easing restrictions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris climate change deal agreed in 2015.
May 10, 2017
AFP reports that uncertainty regarding future US participation in a global climate change deal agreed in Paris in 2017 has dampened enthusiasm at the opening of an ongoing UN meeting in Bonn aimed at working out a worldwide "rulebook" for the Paris agreement that would bind signatories closer to global climate policy.