International Organizations

  • Cities Pledge to Report to UN on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    September 18, 2019

    At the upcoming United General Assembly meetings, more than a dozen cities will commit to implementing global goals to end poverty, inequality, and other challenges by 2030, including Accra, Barcelona, Bristol, Cape Town, Los Angeles, and Mannheim.

  • State Department Official Defends US Commission on Unalienable Rights

    September 16, 2019

    In a Real Clear Politics Op-Ed, Peter Berkowitz, Director of the U.S. State Department's Policy Planning Staff, defends the Department's Commission on Unalienable Rights, calling for a sober and deliberate reflection about the roots of human rights in the American constitutional tradition and their reach in the conduct of America's foreign affairs.

  • UN Chief: Human-Triggered Climate Change Causing More Intense and Frequent Natural Disasters

    September 16, 2019

    While viewing the devastating damage in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres linked an increase in the intensity and frequency of natural disasters to human activity triggering climate change.

  • Illinois Small Business Owners Express Concern Over New Human Rights Laws

    September 16, 2019

    The state of Illinois has expanded its human rights laws to include businesses with fewer than 15 workers and to impose broad requirements for the way alleged human rights claims are processed, decided, litigated, and punished.

  • Public School Districts Increase Surveillance of Student Lives

    September 16, 2019

    In light of recent school-based violence, schools throughout the U.S. are investing in new security technologies that scan social media posts, school assignments, and even student emails for potential threats, including the Florida Schools Safety Portal, a data repository that will collect information from school discipline records, law enforcement and mental health and child welfare systems.

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