Transnational Bodies

  • OECD Calls for Greener Growth in China

    April 30, 2019

    In a recent economic survey showing the intergovernmental organization’s commitment to the UN’s social and environmental agenda, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) called on China to “ensure that future growth is sustainable, greener and more inclusive.”

  • EU Institutions Seek Latin American Cooperation on Global Governance

    April 30, 2019

    The European Commission and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have issued a joint communication identifying their goals for cooperation with Latin American and Caribbean countries, including “climate resilience,” “fair taxation,” and strengthening global governance institutions.

  • Article Calls for “Green New Deal” at Global Level

    April 29, 2019

    Richard Kozul-Wright of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Professor Kevin Gallagher of Boston University call for the development of a “global Green New Deal” that “recalibrates” global rules to focus on stability, prosperity, and “environmental sustainability.”

  • Experts: ICC Retreat from US Case Raises Red Flags

    April 29, 2019

    Brett Schaefer and Cully Stimson of the Heritage Foundation explain how the decision of a chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) not to pursue investigations of US service members for conduct in Afghanistan is a short-term vindication of US pressure on the ICC but “does not resolve the fundamental conflict” with the institution.

  • WEF Seeks “Operating System” Upgrade in Global Governance

    April 26, 2019

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a white paper calling for governments around the world to confront the challenges of what it calls “Globalization 4.0” by launching a new global governance architecture that moves past the current UN and Bretton Woods system in encouraging intergovernmental cooperation.

  • US Revokes Visa of ICC Prosecutor

    April 10, 2019

    The US State Department has revoked the visa of the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, in response to her plans to investigate US military and Central Intelligence Agency personnel for alleged “war crimes” in Afghanistan.

  • World Bank Announces $22.5 Billion in African Climate Finance

    April 10, 2019

    At the recent One Planet Summit hosted in Nairobi, the World Bank Group announced plans to ramp up financing for “climate action” in Africa between 2021 and 2025 by $22.5 billion, half of which will be devoted to “adaptation” projects aimed at limiting the exposure of African countries to the future catastrophic impacts of global warming.

  • WTO Panel Rules Boeing Tax Breaks Violate Trade Rules

    April 03, 2019

    The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body has ruled that the US ignored previous WTO rulings by allowing Washington state to continue to apply a business and occupancy tax rate reduction for airplane manufacturing giant Boeing in violation of international trade law.

  • NATO Members Increase Defense Spending

    March 18, 2019

    Politico reports that, amid ongoing pressure by the Trump Administration on fellow NATO members to hit the treaty alliance’s two percent target for defense spending, such spending as a proportion of GDP by the EU members of NATO hit a five-year high in 2018.

  • World Bank Publishes Action Plan on African Climate Aid

    March 14, 2019

    The World Bank Group has published an Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience that seeks to inject $50 billion into projects aimed at “managing climate risks by fostering sustainable national development throughout every sector,” with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

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