International Organizations

  • UN Rights Chief Criticizes US Sanctions on Maduro Regime

    August 12, 2019

    Highlighting her office’s focus on controversial economic and social rights, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has criticized the US government’s imposition of new sanctions on the Maduro regime in Venezuela, warning they will “exacerbate” the ongoing economic crisis for Venezuelans.

  • UN Agents: US Must Take Action on “Hate Speech”

    August 09, 2019

    According to the New York Daily News, UN human rights mandate holders are demanding that the US government “take swift and decisive action” to limit “hate speech, intolerance, bigotry and racism,” citing their connection to fatal attacks such as the mass shootings that occurred over the past weekend in El Paso and Dayton.

  • UN Panel Calls for Broad Agricultural Reform to Protect Climate

    August 08, 2019

    The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued a report warning that humans must transform the global agricultural system, including by reducing the methane emitted by livestock, to limit the “irreversible” and catastrophic impacts of climate change.

  • UN Rights Office Targets “Hate Speech” over Mass Shootings

    August 07, 2019

    Reuters reports that a spokesman for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has responded to the two mass shootings that occurred in El Paso and Dayton over the past weekend by voicing his office’s support for stricter gun laws and calling for the regulation of discriminatory “hate speech.”

  • UN Agency Seeks Protection of “Climate Migrants”

    August 07, 2019

    Dina Ionesco of the UN International Organization for Migration highlights her mandate to study how global migration patterns will change as a result of the catastrophic impacts of climate change and to advocate for government measures providing legal protections to “climate migrants.”

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