International relations Press Release
|05/27/2020 - 09:34||
UN Security Council failing civilians caught in conflict
The UN Security Council must live up to its decades-old pledge to minimize civilian suffering caused by war, Amnesty International said ahead of an open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict due to take place today [27 May].
|05/26/2020 - 13:41||
RELEASE: CAP Predicts Municipal Budget Shortfalls of More Than $390 billion and Calls for At Least $400 Billion in Direct Assistance to Local Governments
Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress calls for an immediate commitment of at least $400 billion in direct federal aid to local governments. The report projects that, collectively, U.S. municipalities will have a budget shortfall in the range of $390 billion dollars to more than $460 billion dollars.
|05/26/2020 - 09:36||
PNC Foundation Donates $100,000 to Henry Ford Health System COVID-19 Employee Emergency Lodging Program
DETROIT – The PNC Foundation has donated $100,000 to Henry Ford Health System as part of its commitment to provide charitable support for coronavirus relief efforts, primarily directed toward basic needs and hardship relief programs across the markets in which PNC operates. The funds are being used to provide lodging and meals for frontline healthcare workers in need at Henry Ford.
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|05/23/2020 - 11:47||
Tehran-Caracas Cooperation Defends Venezuelans against Illegal US Sanctions
COHA urges Washington to allow safe passage of the Iranian fuel tankers. Any action to impede their arrival at Venezuelan ports would be illegal, counter-productive, and could ignite an international conflict with unforeseeable consequences. It is time for the US to end the use of economic sanctions and join international efforts to fight the pandemic and save lives everywhere, regardless of ideological differences.
|05/19/2020 - 11:11||
UN Security Council Fails to Support Global Ceasefire, Shows No Response to COVID-19
New York, NY, May 19, 2020 ? Civil society leaders have condemned the failure of the UN Security Council to agree a resolution on Covid-19 and to back the UN Secretary General?s call for a global ceasefire.
|05/15/2020 - 15:10||
CBP Launches USMCA Center
May 15, 2020 ? U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has implemented the United States-Mexico-Canada Center to help coordinate the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) which enters into force on July 1, 2020.
|05/14/2020 - 09:51||
How Travel Bans Failed to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
President Trump signed an order banning most legal immigration from abroad last month. It was the latest in a string of actions by the Trump administration to restrict immigration and travel. The president has touted these “bans,” first on China and then other countries, as being early and effective measures to stop the pandemic, but he was wrong.
|05/13/2020 - 06:19||
Crucial Role of Standards for American Prosperity Highlighted in CSIS Roundtable Session with S. Joe Bhatia
From the information and communications technologies we depend on each day, to the essential medical devices emergency personnel use during the pandemic, and beyond, standardization is vital to U.S. competitiveness and quality of life.
|05/11/2020 - 11:35||
AJC Advocacy Anywhere Enters 8th Week of Online Programming; Total Viewership Tops 1.6 Million
Viewers across the United States, and in at least 45 other countries around the world, are logging on to watch AJC Advocacy Anywhere, which begins its eighth week of conversations with diplomats, political figures, policy analysts, and AJC staff experts on pressing issues.
|05/10/2020 - 20:47||
The WTO Needs to Drag Itself into the 21st Century
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has recently been under fire. The Trump administration has called for its reform, but to date, its confrontational approach has aggravated allies and gotten in the way of any progress.
|05/08/2020 - 10:17||
CBSA information for importers, and what you need to know about CUSMA
The trade agreement, dubbed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in the U.S., officially known as the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) in Canada, and called Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá (T-MEC) in Mexico will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), effective July 1, 2020.
|05/07/2020 - 13:20||
Government Provides Tariff Relief for Importers of Certain Medical Goods and PPE goods
May 7, 2020 – The Government of Canada continues to take immediate, significant and decisive action to protect Canadians’ health and safety, and to support Canadian jobs and the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Finance has announced action to further ensure Canadians have access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and other necessary medical equipment.
|05/06/2020 - 08:52||
Reflections on Security Threats in Contemporary World Politics
Editor’s note: In 2014, Cato released A Dangerous World? Threat Perception and U.S. National Security an edited volume of papers originally presented at a Cato conference the previous year. In each chapter, experts on international security assessed, and put in context, the supposed dangers to American security, from nuclear proliferation and a rising China, to terrorism and climate change.
|05/05/2020 - 14:29||
Joint Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer and UK Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss
Washington, DC – Today, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss announced the formal launch of trade agreement negotiations between the U.S. and the UK.
|05/04/2020 - 13:18||
White Ribbon Meets Downtown Detroit Icon
DETROIT – The Spirit of Detroit, one of metro Detroit’s most recognizable, photographed and treasured icons, is now wearing a white ribbon as a gargantuan symbol of gratitude for all healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers who have kept the community functioning during the COVID-19 crisis.
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|05/04/2020 - 05:33||
A forum for female voices in international security
But recently, Plana and Rachel Tecott, also a fifth-year doctoral candidate in political science, came up with a plan to address the issue.
|05/01/2020 - 11:17||
Israeli annexation plans would lead to cascade of bad human rights consequences, says UN expert
Israeli annexation plans would lead to “cascade of bad human rights consequences”, says UN expert GENEVA (1 May 2020) – An independent UN human rights expert warned today that the new Israeli coalition government's plan to proceed with annexing significant parts of the occupied West Bank, including the Jordan Valley, will create "a cascade of bad human rights consequences".
|05/01/2020 - 08:16||
Will Germany Lead the EU to Ban Hezbollah?
Could Germany’s decision on Thursday to ban all Hezbollah activities on its soil compel the rest of the European Union to do the same?
|04/30/2020 - 20:11||
IMF Reaches Staff Level Agreement on the Third Review of Barbados Economic Program under the Extended Fund Facility
End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a review mission. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision.
|04/30/2020 - 15:15||
Statement from President and CEO Michael Huppe on Ratification of USMCA by Government of Canada
WASHINGTON, DC – April 30, 2020 – SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe issued the following statement today following ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the Government of Canada on April 29.
|04/30/2020 - 01:53||
Suspend trade talks to prioritise public health
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has written to Federal Trade Minister, Simon Birmingham, calling for an immediate suspension of trade negotiations to allow developing nations to focus on the most effective public health response possible.
|04/29/2020 - 19:32||
IMF Executive Board Approves a US$220 Million Disbursement to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
The IMF Executive Board approved Afghanistan’s request for emergency assistance in the amount of SDR 161.9 million (approximately US$220 million) under the Rapid Credit Facility. The pandemic is inflicting heavy damage on Afghanistan’s economy, which is expected to contract sharply in 2020, imperiling the livelihood of a significant segment of the population. The authorities are taking emergency measures to contain the pandemic and its immediate social and economic impact.
|04/27/2020 - 08:40||
CUSMA Notice to Producers of Passenger Vehicles, Light Trucks and Heavy Trucks Alternative Staging Regime
April 27, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada issued an advisory for the automotive industry on the Notice to Producers of Passenger Vehicles, Light Trucks and Heavy Trucks on the eligibility to apply for alternative staging regime under Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Application deadline is July 1, 2020.
|04/27/2020 - 06:51||
Will the Covid-19 pandemic change national security?
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to inflict huge damage around the world, international affairs experts are increasingly wondering: Will the virus make countries reconsider their national security strategies? After all, conventional defense capacities have been of limited use against a devastating contagion ?
|04/24/2020 - 12:41||
Verizon, Ford work to feed healthcare workers in downtown Detroit
Local food trucks providing meals each day for more than 300 doctors, nurses and staff treating patients at TCF Regional Care Center.