International Organizations

  • US Prompts UNSC Change in Sexual Violence Resolution

    May 30, 2019

    Stefano Gennarini of the Center for Family & Human Rights reports on the recent US veto threat at the UN Security Council (UNSC) that prompted the removal from a resolution on sexual violence in conflict of references to abortion and “sexual and reproductive health” rights.

  • Latin American Countries Criticize IACHR Overreach

    May 30, 2019

    In April, five governments of Latin American countries presented a declaration to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) warning that the Commission and related bodies are intruding on national sovereignty to implement their evolving conception of the global human rights agenda in the Americas.

  • UN Launches Youth Alliance to Further Environmental Agenda

    May 30, 2019

    The UN Environment Programme has launched a Youth and Education Alliance (YEA!) that includes an initiative “to integrate environmental education into university curricula around the world” and to work with “youth movements” to inculcate environmentally friendly values in children.

  • Governments Commit to Contribute Further to UN Climate Action

    May 29, 2019

    According to the UN Secretary-General’s envoy on climate change Luis Alfonso de Alba, 80 countries currently signed up to the UN’s Paris climate accord have agreed to ramp up their pledges to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions to fulfill the goals of the UN’s agenda on global warming.

  • UN Chief: Carbon Subsidies “Destroy the World”

    May 29, 2019

    At a recent forum for action on global warming, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for an end to worldwide fossil fuel subsidies, through which, he said, officials were spending taxpayer money “to destroy the world.”

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