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  • IMF Analysis Targets US Social, Environmental Policies

    August 29, 2017

    As part of its recommendations to maintain economic growth and "resilience" in the US, staff from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently advised US officials to impose a tax on carbon emissions, enhance "social assistance" programs at the federal and state levels, and prevent a roll-back in healthcare coverage granted under the Obama Administration.

  • OECD Seeks Improved Migrant Integration Policies

    August 28, 2017

    In its 2017 International Migration Outlook report, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) called on governments to improve policies aimed at quickly integrating migrants into society and explored a key role among institutions of global governance in combating negative perceptions of migrants.

  • OSCE Promotes "Gender Mainstreaming" in Kazakhstan

    August 25, 2017

    At a seminar in Kazakhstan in June, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) trained legislators and government officials on how to implement international standards on "gender mainstreaming," including by producing "gender-responsive budgets" and "running gender-sensitive election campaigns."

  • Academic: US Encourages Decline of Multilateralism

    August 23, 2017

    Professor Daniel Drezner of Tufts University writes that the Trump Administration, through its skepticism of global governance institutions and withdrawal from international accords such as the UN's Paris climate pact, is giving cover to other countries that wish to leave cross-border institutions and reverse the global tide toward multilateralism.

  • OSCE Explains "Good Practices" in Lawmaking

    August 22, 2017

    The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights hosted a conference for policymakers, officials, and nongovernmental organizations in Warsaw in June explaining "good practices" in lawmaking and how to prevent "systemic shortcomings" that lead to legislation in violation of the global human rights agenda.

  • OSCE Pushes Global Standards on Political Finance in Georgia

    August 22, 2017

    The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights supported a conference in the Republic of Georgia in June on the effective regulation of money in politics "to ensure a level playing field for political parties" and candidates and on the creation of a "regional peer network" on the implementation of international standards on political finance.

  • OSCE Hosts Conference on Diversity in Ukraine

    August 22, 2017

    The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities organized a conference in Ukraine in June pushing government officials in the country to implement global standards on the treatment of national minorities and to discuss how to "implement policies that facilitate the integration of diverse societies."

  • OECD Applauds Belgium's "Redistributive Welfare State"

    August 21, 2017

    A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) points to Belgium's "redistributive welfare state" as an important factor in the country's economic growth and calls on the Belgian government to commit to more active policies remedying labor-market disparities based on age and migrant status.

  • OECD Warns of Slow Global Progress on "Green Growth"

    August 18, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released a report in June rating countries on their policies promoting "green growth" and asserting that governments have moved too slowly in their efforts "to fully disconnect economic growth from fossil fuel use and pollutant emissions" to comply with the global climate agenda.

  • OSCE Conference Promotes "Gender Mainstreaming"

    August 18, 2017

    Highlighting its efforts to advance "gender mainstreaming" across all government policy areas, the Organization for Security Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) recently hosted a Gender Equality Review Conference in Vienna promoting "systematic and concrete action" to ensure that "women and men are fully equal in all spheres of life."

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