International Organizations

  • OSCE Equips Ukraine Observers with Drones

    July 30, 2014

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") has supplied its monitoring mission in Ukraine with unmanned aerial vehicles in the southeast region of the country and along its border with Russia.

  • UN Calls for End of "Occupation" During Fighting in Gaza

    July 30, 2014

    Citing Israel's "international legal obligation to protect civilians" during its conflict with Hamas in Gaza, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on both sides of the conflict to respect a ceasefire and ultimately for Israel to end "the nearly half century of occupation" of Palestinian territories.

  • UNESCO Presses for Implementation of "Right to Education"

    July 30, 2014

    The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ("UNESCO") has published a set of guidelines pushing for countries to review and amend their education laws and policies to correspond with international instruments establishing a global right to education.

  • U.S. Seeks UN Governance of Airplane Emission Levels

    July 30, 2014

    The U.S. ambassador to the UN's International Civil Aviation Organization has expressed hope that the body will come to an agreement on a global standard to curb airplane carbon emissions in an effort to fight climate change.

  • Commentators Criticize Politically Motivated UN Development Goals

    July 30, 2014

    Calling the UN's proposed "Sustainable Development Goals" vague, politically motivated, and, in some cases, counterproductive, Brett Schaefer and Terry Miller of the Heritage Foundation write that the U.S. should reject the current version of the goals and seek goals that instead measure anti-poverty progress.

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