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  • Haass Seeks Establishment of "World Order 2.0"

    January 26, 2017

    Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass writes that confronting global challenges that have no regard for borders requires, governments to form a "World Order 2.0" premised on "obligations" sovereign states have to each other, the contours of which are decided by a system of global governance.

  • Article Calls for G20 Push for Global Trade Governance

    January 25, 2017

    Rohinton Medhora of the Centre for International Governance Innovation has published an article calling for countries at the July 2017 summit of the G20 group of countries in Hamburg, Germany, to begin exploring what multilateral system might succeed the World Trade Organization as the primary driver of the global governance of trade.

  • AI: Guantanamo Illustrates US "Human Rights Deficit"

    January 16, 2017

    In a recent press release, Amnesty International asserts that human rights pledges made by the US as it prepared for a new term on the UN Human Rights Council in 2017 belie its "pick-and-choose" approach to the global human rights agenda, illustrated by the government's continued detention of terror suspects at its base in Guantanamo Bay.

  • NGO Creates Resource Bank on "Sustainability" Education

    December 13, 2016

    The nongovernmental organization World Organization for Early Childhood Education has produced a UNESCO Early Childhood Resource Bank to provide information about how to teach children, beginning before they enter school, about the importance of the UN's sustainable development agenda.

  • NGOs Push Rights-Based Approach to Global Warming

    December 05, 2016

    An article from Human Rights Watch outlines how nongovernmental organizations participating in the recent UN climate summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, are succeeding in pressuring governments to include in their negotiations on combating climate change the integration of the global human rights agenda in national climate actions.

  • Oxfam Criticizes "Climate Finance" Failure in Marrakesh

    December 02, 2016

    The nongovernmental organization Oxfam criticized developed countries participating in the UN's recent climate change summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, for declining to specifically identify funds set for redistribution to poor countries to go toward "adaptation" efforts to help people in these countries endure the impacts of global warming.

  • NGOs Criticize "Refusal" to Offer Climate Finance

    November 22, 2016

    An overview from Reuters of nongovernmental organizations' statements on the recent Marrakesh climate change conference shows that, while they welcomed efforts to create a "rulebook" for climate action, NGOs determined that "rich" countries' had refused to make sufficient financial contributions to reduce climate change impacts in poor countries.

  • NGO Warns of Low Climate Finance from "Rich" Countries

    November 10, 2016

    The nongovernmental organization Oxfam is warning that "rich" countries must ramp up their contributions to global "climate finance" programs in order to help poorer countries prepare for the negative impacts of global warming.

  • HRW Highlights UNHRC Credibility Issues

    October 28, 2016

    Underlining the credibility problems faced by a human rights body that permits the inclusion of authoritarian regimes within its ranks, Human Rights Watch has called on members of the UN Human Rights Council to vote against Russia and Saudi Arabia's bids for UNHRC seats due to their unlawful attacks in foreign countries.

  • Paper Seeks Robust Rights Focus in Climate Measures

    October 28, 2016

    Wil Burns of the Centre for International Governance Innovation writes that governments should adopt a global framework integrating the global human rights agenda in "climate geoengineering" measures used to combat global warming under the UN climate deal set to enter into force this year.

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