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  • 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.

  • NGO Promotes Use of Rights Institutions to Fulfill SDGs

    March 06, 2019

    The Danish Institute for Human Rights describes its plans to promote the need for national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in every country to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at this week’s UN Human Rights Council discussion on NHRIs and sustainable development.

  • NGOs Sponsor Declaration Seeking to Bolster World Order

    February 20, 2019

    At the recent Munich Security Conference, a group of former government officials, supported by nongovernmental organizations, published a “Declaration of Principles for Freedom, Prosperity, and Peace” seeking to reinforce the human rights agenda, environmental action, and the global governance system.

  • Academics, NGOs Develop Principles on Right to Education

    February 06, 2019

    A group of academics and representatives of nongovernmental organizations will meet next week in Côte d’Ivoire to adopt a set of Guiding Principles for governments and educators on how to facilitate “the right to access free quality public education.”

  • ICRC Warns UNSC About Role of Climate Change in Conflict

    February 04, 2019

    In a recent statement to the UN Security Council (UNSC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Permanent Observer to the UN Robert Mardini warned climate change is “exacerbating vulnerabilities and inequalities,” thus playing a growing role in contributing to armed conflict.

  • Council Seeks Reform of Global Refugee Architecture

    February 04, 2019

    The NGO- and government-supported World Refugee Council in Canada has called for an “overhaul” of global rules and institutions focused on refugees, including by assessing mandatory funding contributions on members of the UN refugee agency and creating a Global Action Network for the Forcibly Displaced.

  • NGO Criticizes Trump for “Assault” on Human Rights

    January 25, 2019

    As part of its World Report 2019, the nongovernmental organization Human Rights Watch claimed the Trump Administration has “assaulted human rights in the US and abroad” by implementing new immigration, health, and other policies and by “distancing” the US from multilateral human rights institutions and international judicial bodies.

  • ICRC Launches Course on SDGs for Humanitarian Groups

    January 25, 2019

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has launched an online course on “Sustainable Development in Humanitarian Action,” aiming to advance the environmental and social objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among humanitarian organizations.

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