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  • Think Tank Leader Seeks Demise of State-Centered Global Governance

    June 13, 2019

    Dr. Robin Niblett CMG of Chatham House argues that the “brittle” state-centered global governance system is crumbling and should give way to a more “inclusive approach” relying on the transnational cooperation of civil society, cities, regions, and multinational corporations to promote common policy goals.

  • ICRC Issues Guidance on Use of AI in Armed Conflicts

    June 12, 2019

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has published a paper considering the legal obligations involved in the use of artificial intelligence technology in armed conflicts and in humanitarian action, finding a need for human control in AI applications that could pose risks to human life.

  • NGO Paper Offers Roadmap for UN Reforms on Refugees

    June 12, 2019

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation’s World Refugee Council has published a paper offering a roadmap for UN reforms to enhance responsibility-sharing across, and outside of, the UN system to resolve the global refugee crisis.

  • ISO Revises Global Standard for Electoral Bodies

    June 12, 2019

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has highlighted its footprint in electoral processes by announcing an updated standard for “international best practice” for the effective management of elections, including guidance on voter registration, vote counting, and resolution of electoral disputes.

  • NGO Gives US Poor Rating on Human Rights Compliance

    June 10, 2019

    The Human Rights Measurement Initiative, a nongovernmental organization based in New Zealand, has released its assessment of adherence by 19 countries to the global human rights agenda, finding the US in particular scored poorly on such norms as preventing extrajudicial killings and torture, as well as the rights to food and to health.

  • NGO Paper Critiques Proposal for Global Environmental Pact

    June 03, 2019

    A paper published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation critiques the proposal for an all-encompassing, French-promulgated Global Pact for the Environment, warning that such top-down and comprehensive approaches are not necessarily the most effective tools for gaining acceptance of global environmental action.

  • ISO Produces Standard on “Sustainability” in Local Government

    April 23, 2019

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has produced a set of guidelines for local governments around the world to help advance the comprehensive social and environmental goals of the UN “sustainable development” agenda.

  • NGO Report Calls for “Partnerships” to Address Sovereign Debt

    March 13, 2019

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation has published a policy brief calling for international partnerships to combat the negative impacts sovereign debt could have on the prospects of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UNDP, NGO Agree to Push SDG Governance Reforms

    March 07, 2019

    The UN Development Programme and the Open Government Partnership have signed an agreement to provide “programmatic support and technical assistance” to institutions and nongovernmental organizations aimed at pushing countries toward transparent governance to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • IACHR, Oxfam Partner to Promote Nontraditional Rights

    March 06, 2019

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the activist organization Oxfam have signed a five-year agreement to promote human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a particular focus on “economic, social, cultural and environmental rights” in the region.

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