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  • UN International Court of Justice Considers Rohingya Claims Against Myanmar

    December 11, 2019

    The United Nations International Court of Justice (“ICJ”) is considering a claim filed by Gambia on behalf of Muslim Rohingya alleging that Myanmar committed atrocities during a 2017 army crackdown, with Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi appearing in defense of Myanmar.

  • Iran Court Orders U.S. to Pay Damages in Relation to Sanctions Impact

    December 04, 2019

    Following a judgment by the United Nations International Court of Justice, Iran's top judiciary has ordered the United States to pay up $130 billion in damages about a year after the United Nation's top court ruled that President Donald Trump's administration should ease sanctions against Tehran to ensure the continued flow of humanitarian goods.

  • Gleckman: Corporatist Multistakeholderism is Undermining Nature and Work of UN

    November 25, 2019

    In a video posted to openDemocracy, Harris Gleckman, Senior Fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability and the author of Multistakeholder Governance and Democracy: A Global Challenge, speaks about "the growing corporate influence over our global governance system – and what can be done to stop it."

  • Western Nations Urge Opposition to Russian-led Resolution Regarding Internet

    November 20, 2019

    The U.S. and its Western allies are urging opposition to a Russian-led resolution at the United Nations that they warn is a thinly veiled effort to create global norms that endorse state control of the internet.

  • UNCTAD Considers How Creative Economy Can Power Development

    November 12, 2019

    At the first ad hoc meeting on the creative economy and sustainable development held by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ("UNCTAD"), among other issues, the 120 global experts considered emerging trade asymmetries, such as "creative economy extraction" resulting from developing country artists moving to places such as Europe and the United States.

  • ICJ Recognizes Jurisdiction in Case of Russia's Malign Activities

    November 12, 2019

    The International Court of Justice has released the judgment on recognizing its jurisdiction in the case over Russia's violation of International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination relating to its various malign activities in Ukraine.

  • UNCTAD Official Proposes Investment Program to Tackle Social and Economic Development and Climate Stabilization

    November 12, 2019

    Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of the Division of Globalisation and Development Strategies, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ("UNCTAD"), is arguing for a coordinated investment program to tackle the twin challenge of delivering social and economic development while stabilizing the climate.

  • UN Agencies Combine to Promote Gender Equality in Infrastructure Development

    November 12, 2019

    The United Nations Agency for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women ("UN Women") and the United Nations Office for Project Services recently launched a series of new guidelines titled "Guides on Integrating Gender into Infrastructure Development in Asia and the Pacific."

  • Vatican Pontifical Academy Embraces UN's Sustainable Development Agenda

    November 06, 2019

    According to the National Catholic Register, the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, governors from the Pan-Amazon region, and United Nations' officials have signed a declaration of commitment to sustainable development in the Amazon, including the promotion of a "green" economy, socio-economic inclusion, and expansion of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

  • UN Officials: "New Propulsion Revolution" Needed to Address "Environmental Disaster" Created by Maritime Emissions

    November 01, 2019

    Isabelle Durant, Deputy Head of the UN Conference on Trade and Development ("UNCTAD") has informed the Global Maritime Forum that, if emissions from the maritime industry are not cut, "an environmental disaster" will occur, with the UN shipping agency spokesperson, Lee Adamson, adding that the maritime industry needs a zero-emissions "new propulsion revolution."

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