International Organizations

  • World Bank Publishes Action Plan on African Climate Aid

    March 14, 2019

    The World Bank Group has published an Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience that seeks to inject $50 billion into projects aimed at “managing climate risks by fostering sustainable national development throughout every sector,” with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

  • World Bank Launches Global Project Embracing Wind Energy

    March 13, 2019

    As part of the ongoing embrace by multilateral development institutions of the UN’s Paris climate goals, the World Bank Group has launched a program to advise developing countries on the prospects of their installation of offshore wind energy projects and develop a “pipeline” of such projects as targets for private investment.

  • UN Agent Warns of Threat to Speech in EU Copyright Rules

    March 13, 2019

    UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression David Kaye has called on EU institutions to revise the proposed EU Copyright Directive to reduce the pressure on internet companies to provide for “pre-publication filtering” of protected content, warning such pressure will harm online “information diversity and media pluralism.”

  • NGO Report Calls for “Partnerships” to Address Sovereign Debt

    March 13, 2019

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation has published a policy brief calling for international partnerships to combat the negative impacts sovereign debt could have on the prospects of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Schaefer: US Must Track All Contributions to International Bodies

    March 12, 2019

    Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation has called on the US Congress to require government reporting tracking all US contributions to international organizations to improve transparency of such spending and permit lawmakers to hold the recipients of such contributions accountable.

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