International Organizations

  • UN Rights Observers Oppose Polish Abortion Bill

    April 26, 2018

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders has called on the Polish Parliament to reject legislation prohibiting abortions in the case of a severe fetal anomaly, warning that restricting access to abortion in this way would violate the country's obligations to uphold women's "sexual and reproductive health rights" and to prevent "cruel and inhuman treatment."

  • OECD Pushes Australia to Ramp up Development Aid

    April 26, 2018

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a report calling on the Government of Australia to increase its development aid budget to match its "active global engagement" for small island states and disaster-risk reduction.

  • UN Panel Decries Impacts of Humanity on Biodiversity

    April 26, 2018

    AP reports that the UN's Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem recently released four regional reports on biodiversity concluding that global wealth and overcrowding are "undermining well-being across the planet" by contributing to climate change and producing a "lonelier" world with fewer species of plants and animals.

  • US Objects to Chinese "Feel Good" UNHRC Resolution

    April 26, 2018

    Reuters reports that US diplomats recently criticized China's introduction at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) of a resolution calling for "mutually beneficial cooperation" that, according to the US, merely served as a vehicle to glorify Chinese President Xi Jinping.

  • NGO Petitions UN Group on US Land Management

    April 25, 2018

    Deseret News reports that the nongovernmental organization Utah Dine Bikeyah is calling on the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to direct US officials to halt the planning process involved in reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, warning of human rights and environmental impacts of the decision.

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