International Organizations

  • UN Body Promotes Socio-Economic Dimensions of “Right to Life”

    February 14, 2019

    Lucy McKernan and Bret Thiele of the nongovernmental organization Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights praise the UN Human Rights Committee for promoting an expansive definition of an enforceable “right to life” that includes rights to environmental protection, housing, and sustainable development.

  • OSCE Official Critiques Ukraine’s Barring of Russian Election Observers

    February 14, 2019

    Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir has criticized Ukraine’s decision to bar the participation of Russians among ODIHR observers for upcoming presidential elections in the country.

  • World Bank Highlights Growing Climate Focus with Forest Initiative

    February 14, 2019

    Highlighting the development institution’s growing focus on fulfilling the UN’s Paris climate accord, the World Bank has signed deals with Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo to fund a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by protecting forest resources as part of the bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.

  • World Bank Climate Fund Pushes Billions Toward Environmental Agenda

    February 14, 2019

    Reviewing the 10-year history of the Climate Investment Funds, the World Bank touts the fund’s advancement of the global environmental agenda by pushing tens of billions of dollars in financing for “clean technology, energy access, climate resilience, and sustainable forestry” across 72 countries.

  • US Congressional Body Flags Anti-Israel UNRWA Textbooks

    February 13, 2019

    Fox News reports that the US Congress’s Government Accountability Office has found US State Department reports to the body omitted information about the inclusion of anti-Israel propaganda in US-funded textbooks distributed by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Palestinian schools.

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