Transnational Bodies

  • Climate Coalition Pushes for Short-Term Pollutants Policies

    June 02, 2015

    A U.S.-led task force at a meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's ("CCAC") recent High Level Assembly in Geneva sought to scale up CCAC's future advancement of the UN's climate change agenda by pushing countries to reduce "short-lived climate pollutants."

  • North American Countries Sign Climate Accord

    June 01, 2015

    Reuters reports that the U.S., Mexico, and Canada have agreed to form a working group to harmonize energy policies to fight global warming.

  • OSCE Expresses Concern on Canadian Anti-terror Legislation

    May 22, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has warned that anti-terror legislation the Canadian Parliament is considering could limit the right to free expression by prohibiting promotion and advocacy of certain acts.

  • ICANN Sees Future Internet Governance by Multilateral Group

    May 20, 2015

    The head of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") Fadi Chehade has predicted that by the end of 2015 the oversight of ICANN, which controls the assignment of internet addresses, would be in the hands of a group of governments, civil society groups, and businesses, rather than the U.S.

  • Article Warns of Decline of Global Governance

    May 13, 2015

    Stewart Patrick and Isabella Bennett of the Council on Foreign Relations argue that the authority of global governance institutions has recently declined to the detriment of countries' ability to deal with transnational problems.

  • OECD Calls for Countries to Tackle Binge Drinking

    May 13, 2015

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") has called on countries to adopt policies to reduce excessive consumption of alcohol, including by increasing taxes on alcoholic drinks or imposing a minimum price for such drinks.

  • OSCE Warns on Media Impacts of French Surveillance Legislation

    May 11, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has warned France that surveillance legislation passed by the National Assembly would threaten the rights of journalists to protect the confidentiality of their sources.

  • OSCE Pushes for Official Legal Status

    May 08, 2015

    In a recent seminar held by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE"), diplomats and OSCE Parliamentarians called for the legal status of the international organization to be strengthened in order to more effectively deal with international crises.

  • EU Pushes for International Investment Court in TTIP

    May 06, 2015

    EurActiv reports that in their negotiations with the U.S. over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ("TTIP"), EU officials are pushing for a move toward an "international investment court" with permanent judges that would resolve complaints from investors against governments.

  • Report Proposes Global Governance of Cyber Security

    April 29, 2015

    A report from the Zurich Insurance Group and the ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics calls for the creation of "supranational governance bodies" whose purpose would be to counter threats to global cyber security.

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