International Organizations

  • UN Official: Economic, Social Rights Are Key to SDGs

    March 08, 2019

    In remarks to the UN Human Rights Council, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed underlined the international organization’s commitment to linking the 169 targets of its comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the realization of its broad agenda for economic, social, and cultural rights.

  • UN Rights Chief Focuses on Economic Inequality in Address

    March 07, 2019

    According to NPR, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet used part of her annual report to the UN Human Rights Council to focus on income and wealth inequality as “fundamental challenges” to the international human rights agenda.

  • UN Fund Pays Brazil $96 Million to Reward Climate Action

    March 07, 2019

    The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Green Climate Fund has approved a $96 million payout to Brazil for reducing deforestation within its territory as part of a “REDD-plus” results-based payments system aimed at redistributing funds to reward countries for complying with the UNFCCC’s agenda on combating climate change.

  • UNDP, NGO Agree to Push SDG Governance Reforms

    March 07, 2019

    The UN Development Programme and the Open Government Partnership have signed an agreement to provide “programmatic support and technical assistance” to institutions and nongovernmental organizations aimed at pushing countries toward transparent governance to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • World Bank Funds Climate Project in Bangladesh

    March 07, 2019

    Highlighting the global development institution’s expanding focus on fulfilling the UN’s agenda on combating climate change, the World Bank recently approved $185 million for a renewable energy generation project in Bangladesh that will help the country cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

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