International Organizations

  • UN Official Criticizes EU Migration Proposal

    May 22, 2015

    UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants François Crépeau has labeled the European Commission plan to deal with illegal migrants to the EU "woefully inadequate," calling for broader legal avenues for migrants to enter Europe and for the EU to repress "labour exploitation" in the bloc.

  • Russell: UN Bureaucracy Slows Sex Abuse Policy

    May 21, 2015

    George Russell writes that proposed UN reforms seeking to deal with allegations of sex abuse by the organization's peacekeeping forces are mired in bureaucratic delay.

  • UN Officials Push Global Governance of Small Arms Trade

    May 21, 2015

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein recently briefed the UN Security Council on the need for further enforcement of the UN's Arms Trade Treaty and for more authority to be granted to the UN to combat the "proliferation" of small arms.

  • UN Agencies Cooperate on Sustainability Agenda in Europe

    May 21, 2015

    The UN Environment Programme and the UN Economic Commission for Europe have agreed to cooperate to further the UN sustainability agenda in Europe, in part by pushing countries to integrate sustainability into their development policies and their education systems.

  • Schools Adopt Global Human Rights Curriculum

    May 20, 2015

    The Elkhart Truth reports that a group of community schools in Elkhart, Indiana have adopted a "human rights curriculum," developed by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, that includes such subjects as environmental activism and the global "fair trade" agenda.

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