Transnational Bodies

  • Schaefer: Freedom at Stake in Internet Governance Shift

    June 09, 2015

    Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation explains why the stakes are high for freedom of expression in recent negotiations over the potential transfer of oversight of the internet from private actors to a global governance body that could be influenced by authoritarian national governments.

  • Patrick Calls on G-7 to Advance Global Governance

    June 09, 2015

    Stewart Patrick of the Council on Foreign Relations recently called on the G-7 group of countries, meeting at Schloss Elmau in Germany, to push forward global governance in areas such as health, economic growth, and combating global warming.

  • Sessions: TPP Deal May Advance Global Governance

    June 08, 2015

    US Senator Jeff Sessions has expressed concern that a "living agreement" provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership ("TPP"), currently in negotiation between the US and Asian countries, would create a TPP Commission that advances global governance at the expense of US sovereignty.

  • OSCE Pushes "Environmental Security" in Kyrgyzstan

    June 05, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") recently held a roundtable session in the capital of Kyrgyzstan on how to achieve "environmental security" in the country.

  • OSCE Calls for NHRI Cooperation Across Borders

    June 04, 2015

    At a recent seminar organized in Warsaw by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE"), OSCE and national officials called for national human rights institutions ("NHRIs") to work with each other, across borders, to promote the international human rights agenda.

  • ICANN Chief: Transfer to Global Governance on Track for 2016

    June 03, 2015

    Reuters reports that the CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), which contracts with the U.S. government to maintain the infrastructure of the internet, says the process of the U.S. giving up oversight of the body to a multi-stakeholder, international group is on track for the end of 2016.

  • Article: GDP Is Not Accurate Basis of Global Leadership

    June 03, 2015

    Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti of the University of Pretoria (South Africa) writes that the concept of gross domestic product ("GDP") should be abandoned as a basis for global leadership in favor of social, economic, and environmental factors.

  • 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.

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