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  • Bummell: Time to Establish United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

    January 22, 2020

    According to Andreas Bummell of Democracy Without Borders, the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) would create new momentum for reform, help revitalize the General Assembly, and strengthen the UN as the world’s central pillar of multilateralism.

  • CSOs Express Concern Over WEF-UN Partnership

    January 17, 2020

    Hundreds of civil society organizations worldwide have denounced the World Economic Forum’s takeover of the United Nations.

  • Researchers Explain How Artificial Intelligence Can Promote Sustainable Development

    January 15, 2020

    An international team of scientists has published a study of how artificial intelligence (“AI”) can help and hinder sustainable development worldwide, with the researchers recommending “adequate policy and legislation frameworks” to help direct AI’s potential toward the greatest benefits.

  • PM Johnson Prohibits Ministerial Participation in WEF

    December 23, 2019

    Boris Johnson has banned ministers from attending the World Economic Forum at Davos in January next year.

  • Democracy Without Borders Calls for Global Citizen Initiatives

    November 22, 2019

    Democracy Without Borders is using the occasion of the United Nations' 75th anniversary to call for the creation of a World Citizens’ Initiative that will enable global citizens to submit proposals to the General Assembly or the Security Council if they manage to collect sufficient support from fellow citizens across the world within a specified time.

  • Gomez: A Human Rights Technocracy Is Failing to Adequately Respond to Populism

    November 20, 2019

    Krizna Gomez of The Fund for Global Human Rights has opined that efforts by progressive human rights advocates to oppose populism fail because they rely on technocratic methods that are detached from communities, speak in language only experts can understand, and promote policies that are often decided in spaces in which most impacted people cannot enter.

  • NISSEM Promotes SEL in Low and Middle Income Countries

    November 12, 2019

    NISSEM, a group of international academics and practitioners who have joined forces to promote the integration of Sustainable Development Goal Target 4.7 themes and related social and emotional skills into textbooks and other education materials, particularly in low- and middle-income countries ("LMICs"), are producing global briefs promoting a relatively narrow, selective strategy focused on educational materials.

  • U.S. Education Expert Urges Caution Over Social and Emotional Learning

    November 06, 2019

    In an EducationNext article, long-time education reformer Chester Finn, Jr. explains in detail why it is "time to put an ice pack on the fever for social and emotional learning."

  • German Court Rejects Greenpeace-Funded Climate Change Lawsuit

    November 01, 2019

    A Berlin Administrative court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by three farming families who, supported by Greenpeace, filed a lawsuit against Germany claiming that it is not doing enough to tackle climate change, with harm to their farms resulting from man-made global warming.

  • Businesses, Investors, and Experts Consider Use of Technologies in Monitoring Human Rights

    November 01, 2019

    On October 14, HUMAN organized a masterclass about supply chain trace-ability and the use of new technologies to monitor human rights issues on the ground, during which it secured views and experiences of companies, investors, and experts on how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, block chain and satellite tech, offer insights in the human rights issues at play in global supply chains.

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