International Organizations

  • UN Chief Laments Organization’s “Financial Crisis”

    June 12, 2019

    In testimony to the UN’s budget committee, UN Secretary-General António Guterres complained of a “financial crisis” at the international organization due to the failure of member states to pay contributions “in full and on time” and pushed for wide-ranging budget reform, including by creating a single fund for peacekeeping operations.

  • UN Agents Support US Man Accused of Aiding Illegal Migration

    June 12, 2019

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders has called on the US to drop charges against a man it labels a “migrant rights defender” arrested by authorities for assisting migrants illegally crossing the US-Mexican border in Arizona.

  • ICRC Issues Guidance on Use of AI in Armed Conflicts

    June 12, 2019

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has published a paper considering the legal obligations involved in the use of artificial intelligence technology in armed conflicts and in humanitarian action, finding a need for human control in AI applications that could pose risks to human life.

  • NGO Paper Offers Roadmap for UN Reforms on Refugees

    June 12, 2019

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation’s World Refugee Council has published a paper offering a roadmap for UN reforms to enhance responsibility-sharing across, and outside of, the UN system to resolve the global refugee crisis.

  • ISO Revises Global Standard for Electoral Bodies

    June 12, 2019

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has highlighted its footprint in electoral processes by announcing an updated standard for “international best practice” for the effective management of elections, including guidance on voter registration, vote counting, and resolution of electoral disputes.

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