International Organizations

  • Activist Criticizes EU for Opposition to UN Tax Body

    April 22, 2015

    In The Guardian, Tove Maria Ryding of the European Network on Debt and Development criticizes the EU for opposing calls from developing countries for a UN intergovernmental tax body that would give these countries a strong negotiating position on international tax and development standards.

  • UN Pushes Energy Inclusion in Development Goals

    April 22, 2015

    Demonstrating why some are concerned the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to be adopted later this year, are too ubiquitous to succeed, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has identified the inclusion of goals seeking large increases in energy efficiency and renewable energy as "clear and critical."

  • Panel Calls for UN Treaty on Security Contractors

    April 22, 2015

    In the wake of the trial of Blackwater security personnel for the killing of Iraqi civilians in 2007, the UN working group on the use of mercenaries welcomed the conviction of the personnel and called for an international treaty body in the UN system to examine the use of private security contractors.

  • UN Calls for Comprehensive EU Migration Measures

    April 22, 2015

    Following the fatal capsizing of a boat filled with migrants on the Mediterranean Sea, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has called proposed EU measures insufficient and seeks greater search-and-rescue efforts and more legal migration alternatives, such as through work and study visas.

  • UN Pushes Human Rights Approach to Sexual Health

    April 22, 2015

    A recent program by the UN Population Fund called for governments to integrate the international human rights agenda into policies on sexual and reproductive health care, often interpreted as including abortion.

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