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  • Canadian University Targets Youth with SDG Training

    August 19, 2019

    To date, the University of Manitoba has provided about 6,000 college students with training to increase their understanding of the UN SDGs and “empower them to take action on issues such as sustainable development, poverty education, inequality and climate change.

  • NGO Criticizes UN for Failing to Put US, Israel on Watchlist

    August 07, 2019

    The nongovernmental organization Human Rights Watch has accused the UN Secretary-General of “shortchanging” children by not including countries including Israel and the US among serious violators of children’s human rights in armed conflict.

  • Posner: Conservatives Seek to Redefine Human Rights

    August 01, 2019

    University of Chicago Law Professor Eric Posner writes that the US State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights signals the rise of a conservative movement that will challenge the predominant conception of the global human rights agenda by redefining it in terms of a Christian worldview.

  • Podesta Calls for New Legal Regime for “Climate Migrants”

    July 26, 2019

    John Podesta of the Center for American Progress argues that global governance institutions must develop an adequate legal framework to account for hundreds of millions of “climate migrants” displaced by extreme weather events brought on by global warming in the near future.

  • Academic Calls for Reconciliation of Trade, Climate Goals

    July 25, 2019

    James Bacchus of the University of Central Florida writes that governments must negotiate the definition of “climate measures” that are permissible under global trade rules when pursued by countries to mitigate or adapt to global warming as a key factor in the success of the Paris climate accord.

  • Paper Warns of Upheaval in Global Governance System

    June 26, 2019

    United Nations University Rector David Malone and Rohinton Medhora of the Centre for International Governance Innovation lament that the global governance system is experiencing an upheaval at a time when an explosion of new technologies requires greater multilateral cooperation.

  • 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.

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