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  • Patrick: US Congress Must Act on AI Weapons

    November 20, 2017

    Stewart Patrick of the Council on Foreign Relations calls on the US Congress to promote global governance mechanisms to regulate weapons controlled by artificial intelligence (AI), warning that "the yawning gap between the frontiers of technology and the mechanisms of global governance will only widen" if the US leaves this area unaddressed.

  • Paper Examines "Inclusion" in Global Financial Governance

    October 20, 2017

    A paper from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) examines how developing countries around the world have worked to make the system of global financial governance more "inclusive" to seek to ensure they receive a substantial portion of the benefits of international financial flows.

  • NGO Calls for International Drone Standards

    October 18, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Amnesty International has called for the establishment of robust international standards for regulating the use of “armed or strike-enabled” drones with “strong implementation and verification mechanisms.”

  • Paper Calls for World Body on Climate Engineering

    October 11, 2017

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation has published a paper calling for the establishment of a "world commission on climate engineering" to explore the implementation and management of the risks of carbon-removal and solar-geoengineering projects seeking to reverse the impacts of global warming.

  • NGO, World Bank Explore Benefits of Regulatory Cooperation

    October 06, 2017

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation and the World Bank Group hosted an event in August gathering a broad variety of government and nongovernmental stakeholders to consider how to expand global regulatory cooperation, through trade deals and other instruments, to increase international trade and economic growth.

  • NGO: Brazilian Reforms Violate Global Rights Agenda

    September 22, 2017

    Highlighting the nontraditional human rights agenda pushed by global nongovernmental organizations in developing countries, Amnesty International has asserted it will "fight back" against Brazilian legal reforms it views as violating human rights, including banning abortion, loosening gun restrictions, and restricting teaching on "sexual and reproductive health rights."

  • Red Cross Urges Adoption of Nuclear Ban Treaty

    September 21, 2017

    The International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer urged diplomats at the UN General Assembly to support and carry out the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as a way to “delegitimize” nuclear weapons and deter proliferation.

  • NGO Criticizes Refugee Resettlement Efforts

    September 21, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Amnesty International has criticized the UN and Western governments for failing to take sufficient action to resettle refugees displaced by the ongoing crisis in Myanmar, despite the pledges made by many governments at an international summit on refugees in 2016.

  • Observer: UN Promotes Biased Rights Agenda

    September 21, 2017

    Rebecca Oas of the Center for Family and Human Rights has argued that a small group of wealthy countries within the UN system has worked to "redefine" the universal human rights agenda by promoting an understanding of human rights that includes those related to abortion, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

  • NGO Produces Global Toolkit on Human Rights in Education

    September 21, 2017

    Amnesty International has published a Human Rights Friendly Schools Toolkit that guides school administrators, teachers, and others on how to respect the global human rights agenda at their institutions and how to teach students about "universal" human rights standards - including UN-promoted, nontraditional economic, social, and cultural rights.

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