Transnational Bodies

  • OSCE Partners on Economic, Social Rights Training for NHRIs

    June 12, 2019

    The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) recently hosted a program training NHRI participants to monitor economic and social rights, such as the rights to housing, education, and work, in their countries.

  • Committee Chair: OSCE Must Promote SDGs to Advance Security

    June 05, 2019

    The Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s economic and environmental committee Nilza de Sena has called for the OSCE to promote the UN’s comprehensive social and environmental targets contained in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a means to advance security across Europe.

  • OSCE Office Reviews Draft Austrian Law on Online “Responsibility”

    June 05, 2019

    In a recent legal review of a draft Austrian Law on Diligence and Responsibility Online, the Office of the Media Freedom Representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) expressed concern with potential chilling effects of mandates on service providers to perform “quasi-law-enforcement” functions with regard to content.

  • IMF Reviews Contributions to SDG Agenda

    June 05, 2019

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently reviewed the implementation of IMF commitments to help fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), finding in several areas, such as engagement with countries on climate change, that the institution had delivered on key SDG issues.

  • Lawyers File ICC Complaint over EU Migration Policies

    June 04, 2019

    A group of lawyers has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling on the body to open a case against leaders in the EU over their handling of African migrants, blaming European officials for “triggering” the migrant crisis and perpetrating a “lethal and organized attack” against civilians.

  • Paper Proposes New Global Governance Model for Refugees

    June 04, 2019

    Two academics have offered a proposal for a “regime-wide governance model” to handle global refugee issues that includes “authoritative and legitimate monitoring, enforcement and accountability mechanisms” to force governments to comply with transnational refugee policies.

  • Latin American Countries Criticize IACHR Overreach

    May 30, 2019

    In April, five governments of Latin American countries presented a declaration to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) warning that the Commission and related bodies are intruding on national sovereignty to implement their evolving conception of the global human rights agenda in the Americas.

  • OSCE Delegation Observes Climate “Security Risks”

    May 29, 2019

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly recently sent a delegation to the Arctic to observe the “security risks” posed by global warming throughout the OSCE region.

  • Officials Launch Coalition for Climate-Friendly Finance Policy

    May 01, 2019

    A group of national officials participating in the World Bank Group’s and International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Spring Meetings launched a Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action pledging to advance financial policies for “low-carbon and climate-resilient growth” in line with their commitments under the UN’s Paris climate deal.

  • South Korea Supports World Bank SDG Initiative

    May 01, 2019

    The South Korean government recently announced a $900,000 contribution to the World Bank Group’s Partnership Fund for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support the institution’s Acceleration Toolbox pressing countries to commit to further action to achieve the comprehensive social and environmental targets of the SDGs.

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