International Organizations

  • UNEP, EU Cooperate on Global Climate Agenda

    May 08, 2015

    The UN Environment Programme ("UNEP") has announced a new cooperation agreement with the European Commission in order to promote the UN's agenda on sustainability and climate change.

  • OSCE Pushes for Official Legal Status

    May 08, 2015

    In a recent seminar held by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE"), diplomats and OSCE Parliamentarians called for the legal status of the international organization to be strengthened in order to more effectively deal with international crises.

  • Eldar: UNRWA Takes No Responsibility for Weapons at Shelters

    May 07, 2015

    Shlomi Eldar of Al-Monitor argues that a recent UN report on the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza in 2014 fails to hold the UN Relief and Works Agency ("UNRWA") responsible for the storage of Palestinian weapons at UNRWA shelters during the conflict.

  • Schaefer Proposes UN Reforms on Funding, Transparency

    May 07, 2015

    In recent U.S. Senate committee testimony, Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation called on Congress to place pressure on the UN to initiate reforms aimed at balancing funding across member countries and promoting transparency and accountability at the organization.

  • EU Pushes for International Investment Court in TTIP

    May 06, 2015

    EurActiv reports that in their negotiations with the U.S. over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ("TTIP"), EU officials are pushing for a move toward an "international investment court" with permanent judges that would resolve complaints from investors against governments.

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