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  • 100 Civil Society Groups Call for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

    April 28, 2021

    A group of 100 civil society organisations issued a joint statement calling on the UN and its member states to implement proposals "to strengthen the inclusive and democratic character" of the organization including the creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA).

  • WHO Panel Against Requiring Vaccination Proof for Travel

    April 21, 2021

    A World Health Organization (WHO) panel has come out against any requirements that travelers show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter certain countries, citing the limited evidence about the performance of the vaccines and concern over aggravating inequities.

  • NBC Opinion: WHO Reform Could Help Solve the Origins of Covid Mystery

    April 21, 2021

    Craig Singleton, former U.S. diplomat, and Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, challenge American diplomatic policy, which has, up to present, failed to put pressure on the international community and in particular the World Health Organization to determine to origins of Covid 19.

  • The Hill: New Global Structure For Infectious Disease Control

    April 07, 2021

    World leaders are now advancing the idea of a treaty to better prepare for the next pandemic that would include the integration of non-state actors, such as NGOs and civil society as well as a funding shift that includes the private sector.

  • WHO Chief Refuses to Rule out COVID Lab Leak Theory

    March 31, 2021

    Despite the World Health Organizations (WHO) report findings of likely animal-to-human transmission, WHO chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the team didn’t investigate the labs extensively enough to rule out the lab leak theory and vowed to probe the possibility further.

  • HRW: China’s ‘Slanders and Smears’ at UN Human Rights Council

    March 17, 2021

    Human Rights Watch reports that at a recent UN Human Rights Council meeting, The Chinese, when confronted on issues ranging from Hong Kong to Xinjiang, became aggressive, preferring to attack the confronters instead of aiming for collaboration to improve the situation.

  • Blinken: U.S. to Pay WHO $200 million

    February 23, 2021

    As the United States rejoins the World Health Organization, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the U.S. will pay more than $200 million to the WHO by the end of the month.

  • National Interest: U.S. Should Not Have Rejoined Flawed UN Human Rights Council

    February 09, 2021

    Brett D. Schaefer and Danielle Pletka writing for the National Interest argue that the U.S. rejoining the United Nations Human Rights Council before laying out its own agenda for change, the Biden administration has squandered its leverage for the much needed reform.

  • UN Condemns Nalvany Decision

    January 26, 2021

    Two UN Special Rapporteurs condemned the decision by Russia to detain activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny following his return from Germany, where he had been recovering from a nerve agent poisoning.

  • Schaefer: Biden’s WHO Decision Came Too Soon

    January 26, 2021

    Brett Schaefer, writing in the Daily Signal, explores the decision made by President Joe Biden to re-enter the The World Health Organization (WHO) on day one of his Presidency without leveraging the U.S.’s membership and funding for reform of the organization that failed to effectively handle to Covid-19 crisis.

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