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  • TPP Deal Advances Without US

    January 29, 2018

    Bloomberg reports that 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, from which the US withdrew upon the arrival of the Trump Administration, have decided to proceed with a revised version of the agreement that will bind these countries in areas ranging from labor rights to culture to intellectual property.

  • WEF Launches "Sustainability" Index for Economic Performance

    January 29, 2018

    The World Economic Forum, warning that governments' focus on increasing gross domestic product (GDP) has contributed to "inequality and short-termism," has released its Inclusive Development Index as a metric for economic performance that includes factors such as living standards, "equity," and "sustainability" along with growth.

  • WEF Seeks Recognition of Broad Rights Agenda in Europe

    January 29, 2018

    The World Economic Forum has published a paper called New Concept for Europe in which it calls for leaders in EU institutions and national European governments to adopt a broad interpretation of the global human rights agenda, including by allowing minors to vote and recognizing a "universal right to learn," and to create a regional "European Security Force."

  • Commission Warns US on Deportation of El Salvadoreans

    January 22, 2018

    Telesur reports that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has warned that the US could be violating its international human rights obligations by following through with the Trump Administration's decision to revoke Temporary Protected Status for thousands of El Salvadoreans who came to the US after two powerful earthquakes in their home country in 2001.

  • IMF Report Nudges Vietnam on Green Growth

    January 18, 2018

    An International Monetary Fund (IMF) evaluation of Vietnam's response to the impacts of climate change, calling on the country's government to "adapt its economy toward a more sustainable and ecofriendly growth model," demonstrates how the IMF is shifting its focus toward pushing for climate-friendly development in response to global warming.

  • IACHR Recognizes Right to Same-Sex Marriage

    January 11, 2018

    The BBC reports that the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), an arm of the Organization of American States that issues rulings on human rights issues in the region, has ruled that its members must recognize a right of same-sex couples to marry and rejected the establishment of a separate legal regime governing same-sex relationships.

  • OSCE Official Criticizes Latvian Expulsion of Reporter

    January 09, 2018

    The Baltic Review reports that the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Desir, responding to a demand from the Russian Foreign Ministry, has called on Latvia to rescind its decision to expel a Russian news reporter the Latvian government has deemed a threat to the country's national security.

  • EU-Supported Research Warns of Increase in Climate Refugees

    January 08, 2018

    The Daily Mail reports that research commissioned and funded by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre indicates that asylum applications to EU member states will triple by the year 2100 due to the impacts of climate change on developing countries, fueling calls to create new institutions to handle such "climate refugee" flows.

  • OSCE Official Opposes US "Net Neutrality" Decision

    January 04, 2018

    In the lead-up to the decision by the US Federal Communications Commission to roll back rules prohibiting internet providers from discriminating against certain internet content, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir warned that such reform of US "net neutrality" policy would violate international standards on freedom of expression.

  • OECD Pushes Environmental Reforms in Switzerland

    January 02, 2018

    A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) calls on the Swiss government to adopt an "action plan" to improve biodiversity in the country and to expand its carbon taxes to help meet global climate commitments.

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