International Organizations

  • IMF Reviews Contributions to SDG Agenda

    June 05, 2019

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently reviewed the implementation of IMF commitments to help fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), finding in several areas, such as engagement with countries on climate change, that the institution had delivered on key SDG issues.

  • UN Agent Points to “Human Right” to Improved Air Quality

    June 05, 2019

    On World Environment Day, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment David Boyd highlighted the UN’s commitment to the nontraditional “right to live in a healthy environment” by listing a series of policy decisions states must make in developing and enforcing “air quality action plans” around the world.

  • US Protests Venezuelan Leadership of UN Body

    June 05, 2019

    Fox News reports that US delegates recently left a meeting of the UN Conference on Disarmament to protest the assumption of the presidency of the body by Venezuela’s Maduro regime, arguing that “there is something fundamentally wrong” with conference procedures that allow such rights-violating governments to preside over UN business.

  • Lawyers File ICC Complaint over EU Migration Policies

    June 04, 2019

    A group of lawyers has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling on the body to open a case against leaders in the EU over their handling of African migrants, blaming European officials for “triggering” the migrant crisis and perpetrating a “lethal and organized attack” against civilians.

  • UN Agent Finds Rights Violations in Assange Treatment

    June 04, 2019

    The New York Times reports that the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and ill treatment Nils Melzer has determined that Britain, the US, and Sweden are exposing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to “psychological torture” and demanded that he not be extradited to the US on espionage charges due to the conditions in which he would be held.

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