Transnational Bodies

  • OSCE Explores Political Party Reform in Ukraine

    July 22, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") recently held a workshop in Ukraine on the relation of OSCE commitments and international standards to the transparency and accountability of political parties in the country.

  • Group Launches Sustainability Partnership at Development Conference

    July 22, 2015

    The World Economic Forum ("WEF") has announced that a group of international organizations, governments, and businesses, including WEF and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD"), launched at a recent global development conference an investment partnership that will seek to advance the UN's "sustainable development" agenda.

  • ICC Chamber Overrules Prosecutor on Israel Decision

    July 22, 2015

    Elliott Abrams of the Council on Foreign Relations writes that the International Criminal Court ("ICC") "degraded itself" to the level of the anti-Israel UN Human Rights Council when its "Pre-Trial Chamber" overruled Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and told her to reconsider the case of a Turkish vessel attacked during an attempt to break the 2010 Israeli blockade of Gaza.

  • EU Organizes Joint Event with NHRIs

    July 16, 2015

    The European Commission recently organized a meeting of the regional networks of national human rights institutions ("NHRIs"), bodies charged with promoting and protecting human rights, in order to encourage international and regional cooperation among NHRIs with an eye toward the UN's sustainable development agenda and its impact on human rights.

  • OSCE Pushes Legal Human Rights Education in Ukraine

    July 15, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") recently sponsored a summer school for professors in Ukraine discussing best practices in teaching legal and human rights concepts, including "practical implementation of human rights standards."

  • OSCE Warns of French Order to Delist Search Results

    July 15, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has warned that an order from the French data protection authority demanding that Google delist a set of search results on all of the website's domain names represents a threat to freedom of information.

  • Development Banks Commit $400 Billion for SDGs

    July 15, 2015

    A group of multilateral development banks has announced that it will extend over $400 billion in financing over the course of three years in order to help achieve the ambitious and extensive UN Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs"), to be adopted in September.

  • India, Pakistan Join Russia-China Cooperation Organization

    July 15, 2015

    The Council on Foreign Relations has published an article on the risks and benefits of the announced expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization ("SCO"), a regional grouping led by Russia and China, to include India and Pakistan, which the SCO members view as key to consolidating economic power and security in the region.

  • OECD: Canada Should Give More Help to Laid-off Workers

    July 13, 2015

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") has issued a report calling for Canada to implement a series of reforms in order to provide more assistance to laid-off workers, including by extending the duration of employment insurance benefits and spending more on labor market programs.

  • OECD Calls for Economic Alignment with UN Climate Agenda

    July 10, 2015

    In recent remarks, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") Secretary-General Angel Gurría argued that, in light of the UN agenda on climate change, and continued efforts toward an international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions, countries must reconsider their investment in coal-based energy.

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