Transnational Bodies

  • 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."

  • WEF Pushes Government Clean Energy Investment

    August 17, 2017

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced its support of the work of the "Mission Innovation" initiative, under which 22 governments and the EU pledged to double government "sustainable energy" investments by the year 2021, as part of WEF's efforts "to accelerate global clean energy innovation to address climate change."

  • OSCE, CoE Create Rules on Administrative Detention of Migrants

    August 14, 2017

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe (CoE) recently hosted a meeting of representatives from National Preventive Mechanisms, bodies charged with monitoring the implementation of international anti-torture law, to formulate European rules on the use of administrative detention on migrants.

  • OSCE Convenes NHRIs to Discuss Global Rights, SDGs

    August 14, 2017

    At the 2017 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) Academy, hosted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Network of NHRI in Poland, NHRI participants explored how they can help implement the global human rights agenda and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their respective countries.

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