International Organizations

  • UN Officials: "New Propulsion Revolution" Needed to Address "Environmental Disaster" Created by Maritime Emissions

    November 01, 2019

    Isabelle Durant, Deputy Head of the UN Conference on Trade and Development ("UNCTAD") has informed the Global Maritime Forum that, if emissions from the maritime industry are not cut, "an environmental disaster" will occur, with the UN shipping agency spokesperson, Lee Adamson, adding that the maritime industry needs a zero-emissions "new propulsion revolution."

  • German Court Rejects Greenpeace-Funded Climate Change Lawsuit

    November 01, 2019

    A Berlin Administrative court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by three farming families who, supported by Greenpeace, filed a lawsuit against Germany claiming that it is not doing enough to tackle climate change, with harm to their farms resulting from man-made global warming.

  • Businesses, Investors, and Experts Consider Use of Technologies in Monitoring Human Rights

    November 01, 2019

    On October 14, HUMAN organized a masterclass about supply chain trace-ability and the use of new technologies to monitor human rights issues on the ground, during which it secured views and experiences of companies, investors, and experts on how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, block chain and satellite tech, offer insights in the human rights issues at play in global supply chains.

  • UN Expert Warns of Privacy Concerns Over Health Data

    October 30, 2019

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has unveiled a set of international standards on how health data should be used and protected, warning of enormous threats to privacy if the industry is not regulated.

  • Kemileva: UN Inefficiencies Undermine Effective Handling of Individual Petitions

    October 30, 2019

    Kamelia Kemileva, Senior Consultant to the Geneva Human Rights Platform, has opined that, for UN treaty bodies to effectively deal with individual communications, a huge systemic change is needed, starting by the creation of a proper registry, increased staff devoted to supporting treaty body work on these communications, and creating a new section dealing with mediation.

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