The World of International Organizations

Head of IPI resigns over Epstein funding

Former Norwegian diplomat and politician Terje Rød Larsen (AN/IPI)

(AN) — Former Norwegian diplomat Terje Rød Larsen resigned as president and CEO of International Peace Institute due to his “failed judgment” in taking money from Jeffrey Epstein, IPI’s board of directors announced on Wednesday.

UNCTAD shows 49% foreign investments drop

Australia's most populous city, Sydney, has a high concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations (AN/Jorge Láscar)

(AN) — Global foreign direct investment plummeted by 49 percent during the first half of 2020 compared with a year ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development reported on Tuesday.

Rwandan suspect in 1994 genocide sent to IRMCT

IRMCT's headshot of Rwandan fugitive Félicien Kabuga arrested in the 1994 genocide (AN/IRMCT)

(AN) — French authorities made it possible for a high-profile genocide trial to proceed by transferring a long-sought fugitive in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to the custody of a United Nations criminal court on Monday.

U.N. nuclear treaty ban to enter into force

An abandoned nuclear weapons depot in northern Germany (AN/Jan Bommes)

(AN) — Fifty nations ratified a treaty to ban nuclear weapons that takes effect in 90 days, the United Nations confirmed on Saturday, the same day the world body was founded 75 years ago to prevent another world war.

Libya reaches ceasefire deal at Geneva talks

Factions of Libya’s conflict sign a permanent ceasefire deal at the United Nations in Geneva (AN/U.N. Geneva)

(AN) — Libya’s two main warring sides signed a ceasefire agreement at the United Nations’ European headquarters on Friday that also requires the withdrawal of military forces sent by Russia, Turkey and other regional powers.

OSCE ‘grave concerns’ at Trump election ploys

For the first time in a U.S. election, New Jersey Army National Guard members help at polls due to the pandemic (AN/Mark Olsen)

(AN) — Election observers from the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization reported widespread concerns on Thursday about U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to undercut voters’ confidence in the November 3 U.S. elections.

Russian hackers accused in Olympic cyber plots

An American diplomatic security agent scouts a location in Gangneung, South Korea, during the 2018 Winter Olympics (AN/DSS)

(AN) — Russia vehemently denied on Tuesday accusations and charges by British and American authorities that its agents planned or carried out cyberattacks of Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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