Transnational Bodies

  • OSCE Office Presses US on Voting Rights

    February 21, 2019

    In its report on the 2018 US congressional elections, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights called on the US to give full representation rights to the District of Columbia and overseas territories and to grant voting rights to citizens with criminal records.

  • World Bank Touts Funding of Biodiversity Efforts in Africa

    February 20, 2019

    The World Bank has published a press release on its efforts to “conserve and sustainably manage” biodiversity in Africa, providing an example of the global development institution’s expansion of focus from combating poverty to advancing a broad range of environmental initiatives.

  • Trump Chooses World Bank Critic as Institution’s Chief

    February 14, 2019

    Politico reports that US President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the World Bank, David Malpass, has been a frequent critic of the development institution over its loans to China and lack of accountability.

  • OSCE Official Critiques Ukraine’s Barring of Russian Election Observers

    February 14, 2019

    Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir has criticized Ukraine’s decision to bar the participation of Russians among ODIHR observers for upcoming presidential elections in the country.

  • World Bank Highlights Growing Climate Focus with Forest Initiative

    February 14, 2019

    Highlighting the development institution’s growing focus on fulfilling the UN’s Paris climate accord, the World Bank has signed deals with Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo to fund a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by protecting forest resources as part of the bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.

  • World Bank Climate Fund Pushes Billions Toward Environmental Agenda

    February 14, 2019

    Reviewing the 10-year history of the Climate Investment Funds, the World Bank touts the fund’s advancement of the global environmental agenda by pushing tens of billions of dollars in financing for “clean technology, energy access, climate resilience, and sustainable forestry” across 72 countries.

  • IMF Seeks More Tax Collection to Achieve SDGs

    February 06, 2019

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) highlights its recent staff study indicating that developing countries must increase their tax intake to help close the gap in financing needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • OECD Calls for More Climate Action from Australia

    February 06, 2019

    In a recent “Environmental Performance Review,” the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) called on the Australian government to develop a long-term strategy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the UN’s climate agenda and to address threats to biodiversity.

  • WEF Report Warns of Impacts of Decline in Global Governance

    January 31, 2019

    The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risks Report 2019 warns that a weakening of institutions of global governance will contribute to a decline in the ability of leaders to confront problems ranging from worldwide environmental degradation to, on the individual level, “declining psychological and emotional well-being.”

  • OSCE Agent Warns of Impacts of French “Fake News” Laws

    January 16, 2019

    A legal review published by OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir expresses concerns that French laws seeking to combat the spread of “fake news” during election campaigns could result in actions against legitimate journalism and could cause clampdowns on free speech by internet platforms.

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