International Organizations

  • UN, Boston College Seek to "Mobilize Society" with Pollution Observatory

    December 03, 2018

    The UN Environment Programme and Boston College have jointly established a Global Observatory on Pollution and Health to report on public policy related to pollution and “mobilize society to see pollution as a serious threat.”

  • UN Working Group Warns of Arbitrary Detention in Australia

    December 03, 2018

    The Guardian reports that, in September, the UN working group on arbitrary detention listed Australia among China, Libya, Pakistan, and the Congo as a source of concern regarding arbitrary detention, citing cases including the country’s holding of a stateless man from the Western Sahara in immigration detention.

  • UN Agency Blames Worsening Hunger on Climate Change

    December 03, 2018

    In September, the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization published a report asserting that global warming has become one of the leading causes of increasing hunger around the world and calling for coordinated international action to stem the phenomenon’s ongoing catastrophic impacts.

  • IMF Chief Discusses Role in Implementing SDGs

    December 03, 2018

    In a recent lecture in London, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde explains how the IMF plans to help implement the UN’s comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through initiatives including efforts to reduce income inequality and curb global warming.

  • UN Agent: Blockades Violate Human Rights

    December 03, 2018

    UN Special Rapporteur on the effect of sanctions on human rights Idriss Jazairy recently warned that blockades of countries and regions violate rights, as they represent a form of “collective punishment” of civilians, and cited Iran, Syria, Gaza, and potentially Venezuela as possible victim countries of such blockades.

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