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  • Trump Administration Threatens Permanent Freeze on WHO Funding

    May 20, 2020

    In a May 18 letter, President Donald Trump informed the World Health Organization ("WHO") that, absent major reforms within 30 days, the United States would permanently freeze WHO funding.

  • UN/OSCE/OAS Publish Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and Elections in a Digital Age

    May 01, 2020

    The United Nations ("UN") Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") Representative on Freedom of the Media, and the Organization of American States ("OAS") Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression have published a Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and Elections in a Digital Age

  • Bloomberg: UN Urges $1 Trillion Debt Pardon for Developing Economies

    April 28, 2020

    According to the United Nations, a global authority should be created to help implement $1 trillion in debt cancellation for developing countries to free up funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic and avert a massive debt crisis.

  • U.N. Backs Down on Partnership With Chinese Firm for 75th Anniversary

    April 22, 2020

    The United Nations has backtracked on a pact with the Chinese telecommunications giant Tencent Holdings to provide videoconferencing and text services for the international organization’s 75th anniversary.

  • Gilsinan: What’s Wrong With the World Health Organization

    April 15, 2020

    Writing in The Atlantic, Kathy Gilsinan explains how China deceived the World Health Organization with respect to the COVID-19 outbreak and fallout.

  • Trump Orders Suspension of WHO Funding

    April 15, 2020

    President Donald Trump has ordered a suspension of payments to the World Health Organization, accusing the WHO of failing to do enough to stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading when it first surfaced in China.

  • 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.

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