Transnational Bodies

  • WTO Panels Review Compliance of Steel Tariffs with Global Trade Rules

    December 10, 2018

    In November, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body established panels to review new US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, as well as panels requested by the US to review countermeasures imposed in response to its tariffs by China, Canada, the EU, and Mexico.

  • Former UN Chief Launches Climate Adaptation Commission

    December 05, 2018

    AP News reports that, in October, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon worked with 18 countries to create a Global Commission on Adaptation that will push global actors to develop measures to help the world adapt to the impacts of climate change in such areas as food, water, and energy.

  • G20 Report Seeks Global Focus in Financial Governance

    December 05, 2018

    In October, the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance published a report calling for the end of a “fragmented” system of multilateral financial institutions through mechanisms that would lead to global collaboration and complementarity of the international financial system.

  • IMF Chief Discusses Role in Implementing SDGs

    December 03, 2018

    In a recent lecture in London, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde explains how the IMF plans to help implement the UN’s comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through initiatives including efforts to reduce income inequality and curb global warming.

  • Schaefer: Bolton Is Justified in Rejecting ICC

    December 03, 2018

    Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation defends the criticism US National Security Advisor John Bolton recently leveled at the International Criminal Court (ICC) as justified in light of the ICC’s lack of checks and balances and ambiguous jurisdiction and as consistent with policy from multiple US administrations.

  • World Bank Targets $3 Billion in Water-Related SDG Investments

    November 29, 2018

    In August, the World Bank launched a Sustainable Development Bond initiative aimed at raising over $3 billion in investments supporting the realization of the UN’s comprehensive social and environmental targets contained in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on SDGs relating to “water, sanitation and marine protection.”

  • Paper Proposes Regionalism-Based Global Governance Model

    September 19, 2018

    The World Economic Forum has published an article by a Eurasian Development Bank official and a NGO leader calling for a new global governance model to be grounded in a G20-led mechanism coordinating the activities of regional development institutions to promote economic cooperation and resolve transnational crises.

  • US Official Threatens ICC with Sanctions

    September 11, 2018

    US National Security Adviser John Bolton has threatened the International Criminal Court (ICC) with sanctions over the announced plans of its prosecutor to investigate alleged war crimes committed by US forces in Afghanistan and by Israeli forces against Palestinians as attacks on national sovereignty.

  • OSCE Promotes “Gender-Sensitive” Education in Moldova

    August 31, 2018

    Highlighting the continued extension of the organization’s focus to encompass a broad range of human rights and environmental policies, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) recently hosted a meeting for Moldovan vocational teachers aiming to help them produce “a gender-sensitive educational environmental.”

  • China Files WTO Complaint Against US Import Duties

    August 31, 2018

    The Chinese government has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the US’s recently announced duties on the importation of Chinese goods, giving the global trade governance institution authority over resolving the dispute currently under negotiation between the two countries.

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