International Organizations

  • UNFPA Advocates for Development Agenda Based on Human Rights

    September 10, 2014

    The Director of the UN Population Fund ("UNFPA") is the latest UN official to press for the idea that "sustainable development" should be based on the concept of economic, social, and cultural human rights, including "sexual and reproductive health" rights.

  • UN Pressures Countries to Commit to Climate Measures

    September 10, 2014

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced that ahead of a 2015 climate summit in Paris, aimed at producing a new global pact on climate change, the UN will hold an event in New York this month seeking to push countries to commit to concrete actions on climate change.

  • World Bank Seeks $700 Billion Yearly Climate Change Investment

    September 10, 2014

    The UN's World Bank has called for the U.S. and other countries to increase public financing in developing countries and to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions in order to promote funding of over $700 billion per year in what it says are needed investments in combating climate change.

  • UN Committee Questions Morocco on Privatization of Schools

    September 10, 2014

    The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child recently questioned delegates from Morocco on the effect of the country's privatization of schools, with the goal of promoting competition, on the right to education, which is described as a "public good" in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • UN Committee Criticizes U.S. for Wide-Ranging "Racial Bias"

    September 03, 2014

    While the legal process continues in Ferguson, Missouri, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has weighed in, bashing U.S. law enforcement, legal, and education practices.

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