International Organizations

  • French President: UN Climate Deal Was Insufficient

    September 01, 2017

    Reflecting the frustration of environmental activists and some government officials that the UN's 2015 Paris accord did not go far enough in combating climate change, French President Emmanuel Macron recently called on governments to "go beyond" the terms of the deal in clamping down on fossil fuel emissions.

  • OSCE Assembly Adopts Broad Global Guidelines

    September 01, 2017

    A declaration recently adopted by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk, Belarus, provides global, comprehensive recommendations for governments on issues ranging from climate change to terrorism and calls for the bolstering of the "human rights enforcement mechanisms" of the transnational security organization.

  • OSCE Guide Seeks "Gender-Sensitive Legislation"

    September 01, 2017

    The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights has released global guidance on "the development and implementation of gender-sensitive legislation" as part of the security organization's agenda on gender mainstreaming across society.

  • UN Agent Urges Adherence to Indigenous Standards

    September 01, 2017

    In a recent interview, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People Victoria Tauli-Corpuz asserted that governments must follow global standards requiring "free, prior, and informed consent" by indigenous peoples to economic projects both to protect human rights and to ensure "sustainable economic growth."

  • UN Official: More Progress Needed on SDG for Water

    August 31, 2017

    UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson has called for a greater global action to achieve targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to water and sanitation, calling for “a relationship of balance and respect with the water.”

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