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  • UN Launches Panel to Tackle Illicit Finance

    March 18, 2020

    In order to ensure the goals and targets set out in the Sustainable Development Goals are achieved, the United Nations has launched the High-Level Panel on Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity ("FACTI") to address corporate tax abuse and other illicit financial flows.

  • Runde: Trump Administration Wins Big with WIPO Election

    March 16, 2020

    According to Daniel Runde writing in The Hill, working with other countries and interested business and intellectual property ("IP") protection advocates, the Trump Administration played a leading role in securing the election of Singapore's Daren Tang as the new Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO"), preventing the election of a candidate from China, whose IP practices experts believe contravene international standards.

  • UNESCO Appoints International Expert Group to Draft Global Recommendation on the Ethics of AI

    March 11, 2020

    UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has appointed 24 of the world’s leading experts on the social, economic and cultural challenges of artificial intelligence to draft internationally applicable recommendations on ethical issues raised by the development and use of AI.

  • WHO Gives Advice on Handling Mental Health Toll from the Coronavirus

    March 11, 2020

    Acknowledging that the coronavirus is causing stress in the global population, the World Heath Organization (“WHO”) has published mental health tips that include specific advice for health-care workers, caretakers of children or older adults, and people in isolation.

  • WaPo: U.N. Agency Sees Sharp Increase in Iran’s Uranium Stockpile

    March 04, 2020

    According to a Washington Post report, inspectors from the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency have reported a near-tripling of Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium since November, with total holdings more than three times the 300-kilogram limit set by the nuclear accord.

  • Politico: U.N. Survey Reveals Lack of Staff Confidence in Leadership Ability to Achieve Reforms

    March 03, 2020

    According to Politico, a new United Nations ("U.N.") survey indicates that, although the vast majority of U.N. staff say they are proud to work there, they have less confidence in the ability of U.N. leaders to position the world body to confront the challenges ahead.

  • UN Official Urges Action to Limit AI-Powered Weapons

    February 14, 2020

    In an interview with Politico, Izumi Nakamitsu, the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Disarmament Affairs, expressed hope that agreement could still be reached on key measures contained in the UN’s Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons relating to regulation of lethal autonomous weapons, known as “killer robots.”

  • WHO Chief Warns of Global Consequences of Coronavirus

    February 12, 2020

    World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus describes the Coronavirus, now formally named COVID-19, as a very grave global threat that could create significant political, social and economic upheaval.

  • UNESCO Agency Promoting Global Citizenship Curriculum

    February 05, 2020

    The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development has created a Global Citizenship Curriculum designed to "create the empathetic citizens we need in the future to save the world."

  • UN Suffered "Serious" Hacks of Dozens of Servers

    January 29, 2020

    According to documents leaked to the New Humanitarian, The United Nations suffered a "serious" hack to its "core infrastructure" that potentially compromised officials and employees and declined to notify the public of the incident.

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