International Organizations

  • Law Professor Calls for UN Chief to Investigate Khashoggi Murder

    January 15, 2019

    Professor Steven Ratner of the University of Michigan Law School calls for UN Secretary-General António Guterres to launch an investigation of the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, arguing that a UN report on the murder could lead to appropriate sanctions of senior-level officials suspected of involvement in the murder plot.

  • Yemen Receives Post on UN Women’s Board

    January 15, 2019

    Patrick Goodenough reports that Yemen was elected Vice President of an executive board managing the UN Women agency for “gender equality and women’s empowerment,” even though a recent World Economic Forum report ranked the country last out of 149 countries in gender equality.

  • Gennarini: Abortion Is “Original Sin” of UN System

    January 11, 2019

    Stefano Gennarini of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) identifies “indifference to human life in the prenatal phase” as “the original sin” in the UN human rights system and argues that, through its promotion of “sexual and reproductive health rights,” the UN is currently “the loudest and most influential” advocate for legalizing abortion.

  • UNESCO Promotes Curricula on “Sustainability” in Japan, Morocco

    January 11, 2019

    A joint project of Japanese and Moroccan foundations with the aim of “twinning” schools in these countries to promote the UN’s “sustainable development” agenda highlights the global nature of projects at the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to embed its Education for Sustainable Development initiative in school curricula.

  • UNESCO Pushes Schools to Teach “Ocean Literacy”

    January 11, 2019

    The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office in San José, Costa Rica, recently hosted a training workshop for teachers on “ocean literacy,” as the global organization seeks to include in school curricula portions of the UN’s ambitious “sustainable development” agenda related to protection of the oceans.

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