International Organizations

  • UN Agent Criticizes Secret Trade Negotiations

    April 28, 2015

    As the U.S. negotiates international trade agreements in Asia and Europe, UN Independent Expert Alfred de Zayas writes that the private negotiation of such agreements, without the involvement of certain key "stakeholders," such as environmental protection groups, is a violation of international human rights law.

  • Glennon: U.S. President Cannot Ignore Senate Treaty Authority

    April 22, 2015

    Tufts Professor Michael Glennon argues that the U.S. President cannot merely cite efficiency or convenience as reasons for sidestepping the Senate on international agreements that should be subject to the body's "advice and consent" under the Constitution's Treaty Clause.

  • Activist Criticizes EU for Opposition to UN Tax Body

    April 22, 2015

    In The Guardian, Tove Maria Ryding of the European Network on Debt and Development criticizes the EU for opposing calls from developing countries for a UN intergovernmental tax body that would give these countries a strong negotiating position on international tax and development standards.

  • UN Pushes Energy Inclusion in Development Goals

    April 22, 2015

    Demonstrating why some are concerned the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to be adopted later this year, are too ubiquitous to succeed, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has identified the inclusion of goals seeking large increases in energy efficiency and renewable energy as "clear and critical."

  • Panel Calls for UN Treaty on Security Contractors

    April 22, 2015

    In the wake of the trial of Blackwater security personnel for the killing of Iraqi civilians in 2007, the UN working group on the use of mercenaries welcomed the conviction of the personnel and called for an international treaty body in the UN system to examine the use of private security contractors.

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