International Organizations

  • UN Guidelines Demand Rights-Focused Drug Control

    March 18, 2019

    The UN Development Programme, in partnership with governments and nongovernmental organizations, has launched a set of International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy, seeking to persuade states to place “human dignity and sustainable development at the heart of their drug control policy.”

  • Observer Criticizes Lack of UN Remedy for Refugee Poisoning

    March 14, 2019

    Highlighting a pattern of UN inertia preventing or delaying remedies for alleged harm caused by peacekeeping operations, the UN Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes Baskut Tuncak has criticized the international organization for failing to compensate ethnic Roma victims for illness caused by polluted water in UN-built refugee camps in Kosovo.

  • UN Report: Environmental Status Quo Will Kill Millions

    March 14, 2019

    The Washington Post reports that the UN Environment Programme’s Global Environment Outlook calls for “unprecedented action” to halt environmental degradation and save millions of lives from air and water pollution through such measures as “mainstreaming” environmental factors in a vast array of social and economic decisions.

  • UN Body Demands UK Action on Abortion in Northern Ireland

    March 14, 2019

    Irish Legal News reports that the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has reiterated objections to Northern Ireland’s abortion restrictions and has called on UK authorities to force the country to decriminalize access to abortion in compliance with its “international human rights obligations.”

  • WHO Reforms Target Action on Broad Range of Health Policies

    March 14, 2019

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a set of far-reaching reforms geared toward helping the UN agency, in part, target health issues traditionally reserved for governments and society, such as the implementation of “universal health coverage” and the enjoyment of “better health and well-being.”

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