International Organizations

  • Bolton Calls for U.S. Defunding of UN Agencies

    August 13, 2014

    In response to statements from UN officials on Gaza and the actions of its agencies in the region, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton has called on the U.S. to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council and writes that the U.S. Congress should defund UN agencies that do not act in the country's interest.

  • IMF Calls for Higher Taxes to Prevent Climate Change

    August 06, 2014

    In a new book, the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") argues that national governments should increase energy taxes in order to motivate a switch among consumers to renewable energy sources and combat global warming.

  • Report to UN Seeks "Deep Decarbonization" to Avoid Climate Change

    August 06, 2014

    A report from a group of nongovernmental organizations to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the eve of a major climate summit in September calls for countries to pursue "major changes" in their industries and to address "socio-economic development needs" in order to fight climate change.

  • AI Seeks Prosecutions for Israeli "War Crimes"

    August 06, 2014

    Amnesty International ("AI") has published a piece calling for the UN Human Rights Council to investigate alleged Israel missile strikes hitting schools and a power plant as "war crimes" and for the Council to ensure that those responsible are "brought to justice" for violating international law.

  • Article Calls for Global Governance of Healthy Lifestyles

    July 30, 2014

    Associate Dean of Georgetown Law Center Lawrence Gostin writes that a stronger regime of global governance is needed to "spur national action" and hold countries “accountable" for promoting healthy living and regulating food and other industries to prevent non-communicable diseases.

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