International Organizations

  • UN's Draft Development Goals Focus on "Sustainability"

    July 23, 2014

    The UN has produced a draft document containing a large number of vague and sometimes contradictory goals for "sustainable development" as it seeks to implement an international agenda on environmental protection and economic equality.

  • UNOHCHR Releases Report on Mass Surveillance

    July 23, 2014

    The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ("UNOHCHR") has published a report describing its views on the responsibilities of governments and businesses worldwide to avoid human rights violations in mass internet and telecommunications surveillance.

  • Pillay: Snowden Should Be Shielded from U.S. Prosecution

    July 23, 2014

    Arguing that his revelations regarding the U.S. National Security Agency cast important light on human rights violations, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has expressed her desire that criminal prosecution of Edward Snowden for exposing state secrets be avoided.

  • UNESCO Measures Results of "Global Citizenship Education"

    July 23, 2014

    The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has established a team to recommend how to measure the results of its "Global Citizenship Education" initiative in areas such as "a sense of belonging to a common humanity" and promotion of "a more peaceful and sustainable world."

  • Bayefsky: UN Undermines Israeli Security

    July 23, 2014

    Anne Bayefsky describes how the UN has equated Israel's rocket and ground attacks in Gaza with terrorist attacks on civilians and has thus stifled the country's right to self-defense.

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