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World Bank Adviser Pushes Greater Global Economic Governance

ECONOMICS, FINANCE & TRADE

April 23, 2014

World Bank Adviser Pushes Greater Global Economic GovernanceEconomic adviser to the investing arm of the World Bank Jim O'Neill calls for the U.S. and Europe to make way for countries with developing economies to play a greater role in global economic governance at international financial institutions. To read more, click here.

Book Explores Tocqueville's European Implications

HUMAN RIGHTS, SOCIETY & CULTURE

April 23, 2014

Book Explores Tocqueville's European ImplicationsIn a new book, Zbigniew Rau and Marek Tracz-Tryniecki consider the application of the views of 19th-century French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville in the context of contemporary European society. To read more, click here.

India to Seek Global Governance of Internet at Brazil Conference

SECURITY, DIPLOMACY

April 23, 2014

India to Seek Global Governance of Internet at Brazil ConferenceThe International Business Times reports that India plans to call for an end of the U.S.'s authority over aspects of the internet at an upcoming conference in Brazil and will propose an "Equinet" in which all countries have "equal rights" over internet governance. To read more, click here.

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.


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