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  • 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.

  • World Bank Group Pledges $50 Billion in Climate Finance

    January 16, 2019

    The World Bank Group has launched a new action plan pledging $50 billion in financing for “climate adaptation and resilience” projects around the globe between the years 2021 and 2025, including funding for “climate-responsive social protection systems.”

  • WEF Agenda Prioritizes Climate Action, Global Governance

    January 16, 2019

    The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2019 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, will prioritize climate change, “sustainability,” and reforming the global governance system among the top issues for participants to discuss.

  • Venezuela Launches WTO Procedure over US Sanctions

    January 10, 2019

    Venezuela has launched a consultation process at the World Trade Organization (WTO) by accusing the US of violating WTO rules through sanctions targeting the country in response to the Venezuelan government’s human rights violations against its citizens.

  • World Bank Issues Five-Year $200 Billion Climate Finance Plan

    December 13, 2018

    The World Bank Group has announced its plans to mobilize $200 billion in funding for “ambitious climate action” in the years 2021 to 2025, focusing on “climate adaptation” projects that seek to counter the ongoing, catastrophic impacts of global warming.

  • US Prevails on Trade Language at G20 Summit

    December 13, 2018

    Bloomberg reports that, under pressure from the Trump Administration, the G20 group of countries included in its communique at the conclusion of its recent summit in Buenos Aires language conceding flaws in global trading rules under the World Trade Organization and omitted references to protectionism.

  • OECD Report Calls for Focus on “Sustainability” in Development Programs

    December 12, 2018

    The OECD Development Centre recently published a report calling on countries to include in their national development programs a “multidimensional” focus on economic, social, and environmental well-being aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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