International Organizations

  • UN Agents: US Must Regularize DACA Recipients

    February 21, 2018

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders has waded into the US policy debate over the Trump Administration's plan to end the protected status (DACA) of migrants illegally brought into the country as children, warning that rescinding such status would "jeopardize" the rights of these migrants and "would reinforce harmful racial stereotypes."

  • UN Initiative Calls for Global Sharing Network for School Data

    February 15, 2018

    A blog published by UNESCO calls for the establishment of a Global Sharing Network that relies on Country Data Hubs to share national education data and publish it in one place to enable international organizations and others to develop strategies to help countries achieve education targets contained in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UNESCO, Consultants Seek Global Data on Schools

    February 15, 2018

    Representatives of the International Development Group and of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics describe the need for low-income countries to spend millions of dollars each year to produce data to use in collaboration with international organizations to reform their schools in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • OSCE Official Opposes Polish Law on Holocaust

    February 15, 2018

    The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir has warned Poland that legislation criminalizing statements that the Polish nation was complicit in the Holocaust constitutes a disproportionate restriction of the freedom of expression, arguing that "history is a matter of independent academic research and of free discussion, not of judiciary decision."

  • IMF Official Explains Embrace of Climate Agenda

    February 15, 2018

    In a recent interview, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Deputy Managing Director Zhang Tao explained the extent to which the IMF has embraced the climate-change agenda in its decisions on global funding of development projects, justifying the focus by referring to the potential catastrophic impacts of climate change on the economy.

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