Jamestown Foundation: OSCE May "Democratize" Russia's Occupation in Eastern Ukraine

October 16, 2019

According to the Jamestown Foundation's Eurasia Daily Monitor, Ukraine and Russia have agreed to hold local elections in Russian-controlled territory in Eastern Ukraine and accept the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's ("OSCE") monitoring and assessment of the democratic validity of the elections.

EU Challenges Poland over Judiciary Disciplinary Law

October 16, 2019

The European Commission has referred Poland to the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") over its disciplinary regime for Polish judges, under which Polish judges can be investigated and sanctioned for court rulings deemed not meeting proper legal standards.

OECD Global Tax Proposal Takes Aim at Tech Giants

October 16, 2019

The OECD has proposed a global shake-up of corporate taxation, overturning a century of rules that had allowed digital groups such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google to shift profits around the world to minimize their tax bills. 

Upheaval in Iraq Reveals Iran's Shiite Crescent Project

October 16, 2019

Anti-government protests that have rocked Iraq over the past month reveal the underlying influence of the Iranian state's project to use Iraq as a critical linchpin for expanding the Shiite Islamist influence in a region wide crescent.

 

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  • UNESCO Institutes Promotes Global Citizenship for Human Flourishing

    October 16, 2019

    Experts from the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development explain why education needs to be re-purposed and redesigned to build not just human capital for economic growth but to create global citizens for human flourishing.

     
  • UNDP Promotes Global Compact for Migration

    October 16, 2019

    The United Nations Development Program has published a new paper on the Global Compact for Migration. 

     
  • UNHCR Launches Collaborative Refugee Data Centre

    October 16, 2019

    To facilitate global refugee migration governance, the UN refugee agency, or UNHCR, and the World Bank are collaborating on the Joint Data Centre, which combines the former's knowledge and data on refugees with the latter's experience of poverty reduction and socio-economic analytical experience.

     
 
 
  • OSCE Publishes Report on Freedom of Religion

    October 16, 2019

    In September 2019, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (the OSCE/ODIHR) published  a new report “Freedom of Religion or Belief and Security: Policy Guidance."

     
  • EU Challenges Poland over Judiciary Disciplinary Law

    October 15, 2019

    The European Commission has referred Poland to the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") over its disciplinary regime for Polish judges, under which Polish judges can be investigated and sanctioned for court rulings deemed not meeting proper legal standards.

     
  • EU Auditor Report Evidences Lack of Adequate Controls Over Monitoring Payments

    October 08, 2019

    The European Court of Auditors, which is responsible for assessing the annual 155 billion euro European Union budget, has reported that more than 4 billion euros ($4.3 billion) of European Union funds were misspent last year.

     
 
  • Arab League Condemns Turkish Invasion of Syria, Warns of Resurgent IS

    October 16, 2019

    The Arab League has condemned Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria as a catalyst for the regeneration of IS in the Mideast region, as new refugee flows and increased humanitarian emergencies create the ripe chaotic context for IS’ resurgence and recruitment. 

     
  • Upheaval in Iraq Reveals Iran's Shiite Crescent Project

    October 16, 2019

    Anti-government protests that have rocked Iraq over the past month reveal the underlying influence of the Iranian state's project to use Iraq as a critical linchpin for expanding the Shiite Islamist influence in a region wide crescent.

     
  • Islamists Win Presidential Election in Tunisia in Fluid North African Conditions

    October 16, 2019

    The conservative Islamist professor backed by Tunisia's moderate Islamist Party Ennahdha polled first in the presidential elections of the North African country where the Arab Spring events originated, raising questions about the direction of the only democratic regime in the Greater Middle East.