The World of International Organizations

Trade organization shuttered after 22 years

International Geneva (AN/John Heilprin)

An international organization created to advance sustainable development through trade policy is shutting down after 22 years due to financial difficulties.

Leaders send ‘NAFTA 2.0’ to lawmakers

North American leaders at the signing ceremony for a new trade pact (AN/Shealah Craighead)

North American leaders signed a new trade pact that the Trump administration claimed was a major accomplishment but analysts said was more of the same.

U.N.: Climate goals dangerously off-track

Pulp and paper mill smokestack in New Brunswick, Canada (AN/Tony Webster)

The gap is widening between the goal of limiting global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius this century and what is realistically achievable.

Financial regulator seeks U.S. engagement

Inaugural meeting of the Financial Stability Board at Basel, Switzerland in 2009 (AN/FSB)

The international organization that oversees global finance hopes to encourage American involvement by selecting a Trump appointee as its next chairman.

IFC case is a challenge to immunity rules

Tata Mundra project in Gujarat, India (AN/Joe Athialy)

A U.S. Supreme Court case could weaken immunity rules for international organizations in the nation that offers them the most financial support.

Swiss sense of international duty tested

Swiss crowds in Bern's Federal Square (AN/John Heilprin)

Voters in Switzerland rejected a measure to put its laws ahead of international obligations, but a third showed a right-wing belief in self-determination.

Interpol picks South Korean for president

Interpol headquarters (AN/Interpol)

Interpol’s general assembly rejected a Russian frontrunner and instead chose its interim chief, a South Korean police officer, as its next president.

U.N. environment chief resigns after audit

Erik Solheim (AN/UNIDO)

U.N. Environment chief Erik Solheim resigned after an internal audit found he spent almost a half-million dollars on nearly constant world travel.

Russian tipped to take helm of Interpol

Interpol headquarters (AN/Fred Romero)

A senior official in Russia’s interior ministry was poised to assume the presidency of the world’s largest international police organization.

U.S. midterms revise international outlook

U.S. Capitol (AN/John Heilprin)

America’s foreign policy, including its financial support for international organizations, is an emerging battleground in the newly divided U.S. Congress.