International Organizations

  • UNOHCHR Pressures Israel over "Administrative Detentions"

    April 15, 2015

    The UN Office of the High Commission for Human Rights ("UNOHCHR") has called for a halt to Israel's detention of Palestinian prisoners under administrative orders by either releasing the prisoners or prosecuting them "with all the judicial guarantees required by international human rights law."

  • UNGA President Highlights NGO Role in Development Goals

    April 15, 2015

    In a recent statement, President of the UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa emphasized the participation of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") in the formation of the UN's Sustainable Development Goal agenda, which observers have warned has become an unrealistic wish list for activists.

  • UN Seeks to Investigate Mobile User Data to Support Projects

    April 15, 2015

    The UN World Food Programme and UN Global Pulse have announced that they are seeking to use "big data," namely anonymous mobile phone user data, to support their humanitarian assistance efforts throughout the world.

  • UNESCO Launches "Global Monitoring Report" on Education

    April 15, 2015

    The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ("UNESCO") has published its 2015 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, evaluating steps each country has taken to provide for universal primary education.

  • World Bank Pushes for End to Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    April 15, 2015

    Blaming recent "extreme weather-related events" on man-made global warming, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim has called for countries around the world to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuel use and to impose a carbon tax to counter climate change.

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