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Solidarity Center Submits Shadow Report to UN Committee against Torture

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 16, 2014

Solidarity Center Submits Shadow Report to UN Committee against TortureReport encourages Committee members to respect due process and rule of law in conducting upcoming review of Holy See report under the Convention against Torture. To read more, click here.

UN Calls for "Unprecedented" Action to Counter Global Warming

ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH, SUSTAINABILITY

April 16, 2014

UN Calls for "Unprecedented" Action to Counter Global WarmingA new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has called for global cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and explores experimental options such as removing emissions from the air and burying them underground. To read more, click here.

U.S. Court Panel Strikes down Rules on Conflict Minerals

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

April 16, 2014

U.S. Court Panel Strikes down Rules on Conflict MineralsA panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has held that a portion of the Dodd-Frank financial services law and Securities and Exchange Commission rules requiring corporate disclosure of the use of "conflict minerals" in products violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. To read more, click here.

Global Islamist Organization Has Observer Status in Philippines Peace Negotiations with Moro Secessionist Group

SECURITY, DIPLOMACY

April 16, 2014

Global Islamist Organization Has Observer Status in Philippines Peace Negotiations with Moro Secessionist GroupThe Organization for Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), the 57 member-state pan-Islamic organization, has been approved by the Philippine government ("GPH") and Moro Islamic Liberation Front ("MILF") and Moro National Liberation Front ("MNLF") to have official observer status in the current peace negotiations aiming to end the ongoing armed struggle for secession by the two guerrilla groups. To read more, click here.

OIC Sponsors Private Sector Forum to Expand Global Islamist Economic Ties

ECONOMICS, FINANCE & TRADE

April 16, 2014

OIC Sponsors Private Sector Forum to Expand Global Islamist Economic TiesThe Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") sponsored its 16th Private Sector Forum this week in the United Arab Emirates, calling on private sector actors in the 57 member-states of the OIC to expand global intra-Islamic trade, commercial, and financial cooperation. To read more, click here.

Under UN, NGO Pressure, Nestle Agrees to Gender Equality Initiative

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

April 16, 2014

Under UN, NGO Pressure, Nestle Agrees to Gender Equality InitiativeIn response to campaigns from the UN and the nongovernmental organization ("NGO") Oxfam, Nestle has announced an "action plan" under which it will push for changes in its cocoa supply chain to "promote and support" the lives of women farmers. To read more, click here.

OIC Chief Meets with Arab Groups to Discuss Cooperation

SECURITY, DIPLOMACY

April 16, 2014

OIC Chief Meets with Arab Groups to Discuss CooperationThe Secretary General of the 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") met at the 25th Arab Summit with leading Arab groups to explore expanded, regularized cooperation on "issues of common concern." To read more, click here.

Islamist Battle Heats Up as Turkey Bans YouTube as Follow-Up to Twitter Ban

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 16, 2014

Islamist Battle Heats Up as Turkey Bans YouTube as Follow-Up to Twitter BanMedia freedom suffered another blow yesterday when Turkey's Islamist government banned YouTube only a week after banning Twitter, moves further damaging Turkey's poor media rights record and reflecting the government's ongoing battle with media critics sympathetic to opposition Islamist Imam Fetullah Gulen. To read more, click here.

UNESCO Urges School "Empathy" Assessments

HUMAN RIGHTS, SOCIETY & CULTURE

April 9, 2014

UNESCO Urges "Empathy" Assessments in Asian SchoolsThe UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ("UNESCO") has encouraged schools in Asia to implement a "Learning to Live Together" assessment of students' "empathy, tolerance, communication and concern for the environment." To read more, click here.

UN Group Holds Meetings on Global Ocean Governance

ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH, SUSTAINABILITY

April 9, 2014

UN Group Holds Meetings on Global Ocean GovernanceA working group of UN member states is engaging in a series of meetings to consider a treaty that would provide for the multilateral protection of marine biodiversity as part of UN efforts to advance global governance of the oceans. To read more, click here.


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