International Organizations

  • Haley Picks Apart UN Poverty Report

    July 16, 2018

    US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley writes that a recent report from UN human rights mandate holder Philip Alston blaming the US government for creating poverty in the country is a politically motivated and misleading manifesto that is a waste of American tax dollars.

  • UN Faces Renewed Criticism over Handling of Sexual Abuse

    July 16, 2018

    The New York Times reports that the UN system, and particularly its development apparatus, is facing a rash of criticism for maintaining a “byzantine” reporting mechanism lacking consistent and predictable procedures for dealing with sexual abuse allegations and often favoring men in power over their female accusers.

  • Israel Lowers Participation in UNHRC

    July 16, 2018

    The Times of Israel reports that, following the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Israeli government announced that it has temporarily reduced its participation in the body, which the country’s Prime Minister called a “biased, hostile, anti-Israel organization.”

  • UN Agents: Criminalizing Migration Violates Rights

    July 16, 2018

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders has issued a statement calling on governments negotiating the UN Global Compact on Migration to ground the Compact in their international human rights obligations and end the “criminalisation and detention of migrants” as extending beyond the legitimate interests of the state.

  • UNHRC Debate Links SDGs to Rights Agenda

    July 13, 2018

    The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) hosted a discussion at its recent session on how governments must enhance their cooperation on fulfilling the global human rights agenda to contribute to the achievement of the UN’s comprehensive social and environmental targets contained in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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