International Organizations

  • Report: U.S. Must Reform Internet Body Before Transition

    June 19, 2014

    A Heritage Foundation background paper calls on the U.S. not to relinquish control of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") without reforming ICANN to increase its transparency and accountability and to prevent its control by governments opposed to a free internet.

  • Proposed HRC Resolution Pushes BHR Agenda

    June 19, 2014

    A proposed resolution at the UN Human Rights Council ("HRC") calls for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to pressure countries to adopt an aggressive agenda for the promotion of international business and human rights ("BHR") principles.

  • Ban Calls for Commitment to UN Global Ocean Governance

    June 19, 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on countries to commit to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which governs the use of oceans and sets up an international tribunal that decides disputes at sea, and to use it as a basis to fight global warming.

  • UN Pushes Compact for Cities on Climate Change

    June 19, 2014

    At a recent meeting, Executive Director of the UN Human Settlements Programme Joan Clos encouraged thousands of cities to commit to a global compact seeking increased cooperation to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Commission on Online Global Governance Concludes First Session

    June 19, 2014

    The Global Commission on Internet Governance recently concluded its first meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on such issues as privacy protection and "governance modalities," and deciding that its next meeting will emphasize potential negative effects of fragmentation of internet governance.

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