International Organizations

  • Observer Calls for BRICS Global Governance Leadership

    October 19, 2017

    Paul Steele of the International Institute for Environment and Development calls on the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - to ramp up their "outward-looking development and environment agendas" to help build institutions of global governance that lead to a "fairer, more sustainable world."

  • UN Committee Warns UK on Disability Rights

    October 19, 2017

    Providing fodder for opposition politicians in the country to warn of the detriments of "austerity," the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recently issued a report accusing the UK government of mistreating disabled people in a range of contexts including the education system and welfare benefits.

  • OSCE Official Criticizes Trump's Media Insults

    October 19, 2017

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir recently sent a letter to the US Secretary of State calling on the US government, and in particular President Donald Trump, to refrain from "attacks on the media," as such attacks "degrade the essential role the media plays in every democratic society."

  • French President Pitches Global Environmental Pact

    October 19, 2017

    French President Emmanuel Macron presented a proposal at the UN General Assembly for a global environmental agreement that would guarantee the right to a clean and healthy environment by fighting climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental degradation.

  • NGO: UN Mishandled Sexual Abuse Allegations

    October 19, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Code Blue has claimed to have obtained evidence of “egregious mishandling” of investigations into sexual abuse allegations surrounding UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

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