International Organizations

  • Australians File Rights Complaint with UN on Climate Change

    May 15, 2019

    Indigenous Australians living on the Torres Strait Islands have filed a complaint with the UN Human Rights Committee alleging that the Australian government has violated their rights by failing to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions and thus allowing rising sea levels caused by global warming to encroach on their communities.

  • UN Body Seeks Release of Assange over "Disproportionate" Sentencing

    May 08, 2019

    The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called on the UK government to release Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from prison due to what it deems to be his “disproportionate sentence” for the “minor violation” of the terms of his bail over sexual assault and rape charges in 2012.

  • Trump Announces Withdrawal from UN Arms Trade Treaty

    May 01, 2019

    NPR reports that US President Donald Trump has announced his Administration’s withdrawal from the UN Arms Trade Treaty, signed by the Obama Administration but never ratified by the US Senate, characterizing the move as taking back US policymaking from an “unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy."

  • Officials Launch Coalition for Climate-Friendly Finance Policy

    May 01, 2019

    A group of national officials participating in the World Bank Group’s and International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Spring Meetings launched a Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action pledging to advance financial policies for “low-carbon and climate-resilient growth” in line with their commitments under the UN’s Paris climate deal.

  • South Korea Supports World Bank SDG Initiative

    May 01, 2019

    The South Korean government recently announced a $900,000 contribution to the World Bank Group’s Partnership Fund for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support the institution’s Acceleration Toolbox pressing countries to commit to further action to achieve the comprehensive social and environmental targets of the SDGs.

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