International Organizations

  • UN Agency Warns of Drop in Education Funding

    August 14, 2017

    The Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova has warned that indications from the agency's Global Education Monitoring Report that aid to education is declining could mean a global failure to fulfill the UN's education targets under its comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UNESCO Promotes Teacher Training on "Sustainability" in Asia

    August 14, 2017

    In June, the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) gathered representatives from 10 universities in Southeast Asia for a workshop on promoting UNESCO's "Education for Sustainable Development" agenda in teacher training programs throughout the region.

  • UN Agencies Seek Universal "Sexuality Education"

    August 14, 2017

    A group of UN agencies has launched a joint report on adolescent health calling on all countries to implement "comprehensive sexuality education," including lessons on "promotion of gender equality and respect for human rights," in their national education curricula to ensure protection of "sexual and reproductive health" rights, widely interpreted to include abortion.

  • California, China Sign Climate Technology Deal

    August 14, 2017

    Reuters reports that the governments of California and China have responded to US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the UN's Paris climate deal by bypassing US federal authorities in establishing a California-China Clean Technology Partnership to explore carbon emissions trading and green energy development.

  • OSCE, CoE Create Rules on Administrative Detention of Migrants

    August 14, 2017

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe (CoE) recently hosted a meeting of representatives from National Preventive Mechanisms, bodies charged with monitoring the implementation of international anti-torture law, to formulate European rules on the use of administrative detention on migrants.

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