The World of International Organizations

Cartoons stir Muslim push for ‘hatred’ ban

Shah Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan (AN/Public Domain)

(AN) — Deep-seated anger among Muslims at continued efforts to satirize Prophet Muhammad in Danish cartoons has stirred the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations to propose an international legal ban against incitement of religious hatred.

Experts detail atrocities against Rohingya

Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar who have fled for Bangladesh (AN/Ashraful Alam)

(AN) — A U.N. expert panel returned from Bangladesh where they and other human rights investigators have been gathering evidence of what they describe as a military-planned campaign of genocide against Myanmar’s Rohingya people.

U.N. urges Turkey to uphold ‘basic rights’

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey (AN/Leandro Centomo)

International organizations welcomed the end of Turkey’s two-year state of emergency rule and called on its government to uphold basic human rights and legal standards.

U.S. and Hungary reject new global pact

Confrontation between migrants and police at Hungarian border (AN/Trollman Capote)

(AN) — A new global pact for promoting safe migration is advancing through the United Nations without participation from the United States and Hungary, both headed by populist right-wing leaders espousing hard-lines policies trying to keep immigrants out. The pact affects some 250 million people.

Experts warn of existential threat to WTO

The World Trade Organization in Geneva (AN/John Heilprin)

(AN) — A panel of independent experts warned the World Trade Organization could become irrelevant if trade wars sparked by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration cause wider “backsliding” towards trade protectionism among major economies. It said a shakeup is needed to prevent WTO’s “gradual demise.”

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