International Organizations

  • UN Maintains Nontransparent System of Spending on Staff

    July 11, 2014

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has produced a report finding that the UN system of compensation for its staff is not sufficiently tracked to permit the international organization and its member states to propose potential modifications and reforms.

  • UN Pressures Countries to Abolish Capital Punishment

    July 11, 2014

    At a UN conference exploring "best practices" in placing a moratorium on the death penalty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all countries to "end this cruel and inhumane practice."

  • UN Seeks Climate Change Recognition in Refugee Laws

    July 11, 2014

    UN agency officials have called for amendments to international treaties on refugees to include requirements for countries to grant asylum to those fleeing their countries due to global warming-related natural disasters.

  • NGOs Call for Governments to Sign Climate Change Pact

    July 11, 2014

    A group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have called for governments either to negotiate a binding treaty to reduce global warming or "step aside," identifying climate change as a "a matter of life and death."

  • China, Russia Seek UN Treaty Restricting Space Weapons

    July 11, 2014

    China and Russia have submitted a proposal to a UN disarmament conference calling for a legally binding treaty banning countries from deploying weapons in outer space.

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