Transnational Bodies

  • OSCE Contest Pushes Link Between Climate Change, Security

    September 02, 2015

    The Organization of Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") has announced a contest in which participants create an image that represents the OSCE viewpoint that the effects of global warming increase security risks.

  • IMF Publishes Government Revenue Database

    August 12, 2015

    The International Monetary Fund ("IMF") recently published the World Revenue Longitudinal Dataset, which contains data on revenue for 186 countries between 1980 and 2013, as it seeks to spark "informed discussion" on national tax policies around the world in the wake of a major UN development summit.

  • OSCE Official Seeks End to German Treason Investigation

    August 05, 2015

    Dunja Mijatovic of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") recently argued that Germany's announcement of a treason investigation of web journalists for reporting on the country's online surveillance techniques could have a "chilling effect" on investigative reporting and called for a halt to the investigation.

  • OECD Forum Evaluates National Tax Reporting Policies

    August 05, 2015

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's ("OECD") Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes recently evaluated the tax policies of 12 countries to determine whether they met global standards on transparency and exchange of tax information.

  • ICANN Publishes Proposal for Shift in Internet Governance

    August 04, 2015

    The Guardian reports that the nonprofit internet management organization the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") has published a proposal that would shift oversight responsibilities of its work from the US government to ICANN, an oversight committee, and a review process that would not include governments or inter-governmental organizations.

  • Experts Seek US Congress Veto Power on Global Internet Deal

    July 31, 2015

    Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation and Paul Rosenzweig of Red Branch Consulting write that the US Congress should pass legislation granting it a veto over any potential deal transferring oversight of internet functions from the US Department of Commerce to a multilateral body where authoritarian governments may push internet controls.

  • OECD Pushes Countries on "Green Growth Strategy"

    July 29, 2015

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") recently published a report finding that countries have fallen short so far in adopting the organization's Green Growth Strategy and calling for governments to connect economic growth and environmental policy.

  • OSCE Calls on Britain to Adopt Election Reforms

    July 29, 2015

    Based on information from its observers regarding the UK election in May 2015, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") has recommended that Britain address the variation in the number of registered voters in its constituencies and limit the funding donors can contribute to political parties in the country.

  • IMF Calls for Stronger EU Governance Framework

    July 28, 2015

    In a recent survey, the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") has called for strengthened EU governance and oversight, with less discretion among national governments in applying rules, in order to support the creation of "a single market in capital, transport, energy and the digital economy."

  • BRICS Seeks "Fairer Global Governance" with Development Bank

    July 24, 2015

    The BRICS group of countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - has announced the opening of its New Development Bank, which some observers say will serve as an alternative to Western financial institutions in contributing to a "fairer global governance system."

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