International Organizations

  • 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.

  • UN Offers Prize for Data on Climate Change

    July 10, 2014

    The UN has announced a competition seeking projects that produce large quantities of data evaluating the supposed economic effects of global warming, as it seeks to validate the near-apocalyptic predictions in the recent reports of its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  • Canada Funds Human Rights Education Program

    July 10, 2014

    The Government of Canada has announced its financial support for a nongovernmental organization-run program organizing "human rights educators" for citizens of developing countries, calling for such rights to encourage development and the reduction of poverty.

  • UN Backs Human Rights-based Approach to Development

    July 10, 2014

    As the UN prepares its post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at reducing poverty and increasing "sustainable" growth, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other UN officials have called for this agenda to be based on human rights, including nontraditional economic rights.

  • UN Committee Comments on "Torture" Encourage Lawsuits

    July 10, 2014

    In their examination of the Holy See's report under the Convention against Torture, comments by members of the UN Committee against Torture referring to sex abuse by clergy members as potential torture could encourage the filing of new lawsuits against the Catholic Church.

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