International Organizations

  • UN Official: Asia & Pacific Could Fail on All SDGs

    July 26, 2019

    Highlighting the idealistic nature of the UN’s comprehensive social and environmental wishlist contained in its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Under-Secretary-General Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana has warned that the Asia and Pacific region is not on track to achieve any of the SDGs by the year 2030.

  • UN Seeks “Gender-Responsive” Climate Action Plans

    July 26, 2019

    At the recent UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, the UN hosted an event explaining that governments must adopt a “gender-responsive” approach to their policies combating global warming “due to pervasive historical and existing inequalities” leading to greater impacts of environmental degradation on women than on men.

  • UN, NASA Launch Initiative on Environmental Education

    July 26, 2019

    The UN Environment Programme and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have agreed to partner on a global initiative that will, in part, contribute to “environmental education and training” to promote the UN’s sustainable development agenda.

  • UN Agent: Israel Is “Bent on” Territorial Annexation

    July 26, 2019

    The UN Special Rapporteur charged with spotlighting Israel’s alleged human rights violations in “occupied” Palestinian territory, Michael Lynk, has characterized Israel as “an occupying power seemingly bent on further territorial annexation” and called for the global community “to hold Israel fully accountable for its actions.”

  • UN Body Demands Respect for Disability Rights in Climate Action

    July 26, 2019

    Human Rights Watch has published a press release applauding the UN Human Rights Council for passing a resolution calling on governments to take a “disability-inclusive approach” when considering policies to protect people from the catastrophic impacts of global warming.

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