International Organizations

  • World Bank Touts Funding of Biodiversity Efforts in Africa

    February 20, 2019

    The World Bank has published a press release on its efforts to “conserve and sustainably manage” biodiversity in Africa, providing an example of the global development institution’s expansion of focus from combating poverty to advancing a broad range of environmental initiatives.

  • UN Observers Criticize French Treatment of “Yellow Vests”

    February 20, 2019

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders has “denounced” France’s treatment of the “yellow vest” protesters opposing the government’s environmental and labor rights reforms, asserting that arrests, searches, and excessive use of force by police are threatening the right to protest in the country.

  • Lawyers: Australian Drug Treatment Law Violates UN Treaty Rights

    February 20, 2019

    Human rights lawyers from Monash University in Melbourne have warned that a South Australian government proposal to give youth courts the authority to require the detention of minors for mandatory drug or alcohol treatment violates Australia’s UN treaty obligations to respect due process and children’s rights.

  • China Gains from Waning US Influence at UN

    February 15, 2019

    Foreign Policy reports that experts on US foreign affairs view the UN Secretary-General’s appointment of a Chinese diplomat as UN envoy to the African Great Lakes region in spite of objections from US officials as an example of the potentially problematic impacts of waning US influence in the international organization.

  • Trump Chooses World Bank Critic as Institution’s Chief

    February 14, 2019

    Politico reports that US President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the World Bank, David Malpass, has been a frequent critic of the development institution over its loans to China and lack of accountability.

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