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  • OSCE Expresses Concern over UK Surveillance Bill

    December 15, 2015

    Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has expressed alarm over an Investigatory Powers Bill recently introduced in the British Parliament that she says would increase surveillance authority of law enforcement and pose a potential threat to the confidentiality of journalists' sources.

  • WWF Seeks G20 Push for Climate-Change Policies

    December 14, 2015

    The nongovernmental organization WWF recently called for the G20 group of countries to advance policies on climate change ahead of the UN climate summit in Paris, including reduction of fossil-fuel subsidies and increasing funding to poor countries for their efforts to limit and adapt to global warming.

  • Observers Call for Rejection of International TTIP Court

    December 08, 2015

    Ted Bromund and James Roberts of the Heritage Foundation and Dr. Riddhi Dasgupta write that the US should oppose, in its negotiation of a Transnational Trade and Investment Partnership ("TTIP") agreement with the EU, the creation of a permanent "Investment Court System" that would lack checks on its authority and be empowered to award pecuniary damages.

  • Climate Fund Approves First "Green" Investments

    December 07, 2015

    The global Green Climate Fund has announced that it has approved its first eight investments, amounting to $624 million, to help combat global warming by financing "mitigation and adaptation measures" in developing countries.

  • OSCE Official Issues Warning on Use of UK Anti-Terror Law

    December 03, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's ("OSCE") Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has expressed her concern regarding the potential "chilling effect" on the freedom of the press of the UK's use of anti-terror legislation to seize the computer of a journalist corresponding with the Islamic State.

  • OSCE Stresses Climate Change as Security Threat

    December 03, 2015

    At a recent "Security Days" event in Vienna, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") Lamberto Zannier warned that climate change is "posing significant and growing risks to security" and that there must be global efforts toward "mitigation and adaptation" of the phenomenon to contain these risks.

  • Martin: G20 Must Strengthen Global Institutions

    December 02, 2015

    Former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin writes that the G20 group of countries must cooperate to strengthen institutions of global governance in order "to make globalization work."

  • OECD Forum Seeks Global Tax Cooperation

    December 01, 2015

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") recently held a Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes in order to sign up new countries containing financial centers to an international agreement to automatically exchange tax information.

  • Publication Continues UN Push for "Global Citizenship Education"

    November 30, 2015

    The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ("UNESCO") and other international organizations have released a publication calling for countries to include "global citizenship" and human-rights education in children's curricula in order to achieve "peaceful, sustainable and inclusive societies."

  • Green Climate Fund Supports Climate Change "Adaptation" Measures

    November 18, 2015

    An articles from the Thomson Reuters Foundation highlights how the international Green Climate Fund is seeking to redistribute billions of dollars from developed to developing nations in the coming years to help poor countries take measures to adapt to the coming effects of climate change.

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