In many Latin American countries, environmental protests can be a matter of life and death for the activists involved.
It’s been just two days since Rex Tillerson was fired as Secretary of State, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo nominated to replace him. This move comes at a pivotal time for US diplomacy–just last week, the White House announced a face-to-face meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
The 62nd annual Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) kicked off at the United Nations in New York City this week.
If Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un do meet (still a big “if”) and if they do strike a deal (an even bigger “if”) than the United Nations will have a key role to play in shoring it up.
Joseph Kaifala was just a child when civil war broke out in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The war came to his town in 1989 and as a seven-year-old was imprisoned with his father.
Facing a massive funding shortfall, the World Food Program in January cut rations for Congolese refugees in Rwanda by 25%.
As the United States enters its next election cycle, American democracy is still extremely vulnerable to disinformation campaigns from Russia.
Every year on March 8, women around the globe celebrate their fight for equal rights. But it’s also a day to call out inequalities that still persist to the detriment of not just women, but society as a whole – even in areas like access to banking.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein called Hungarian President Viktor Orban a “racist” last week because Viktor Orban is a racist and it is the job of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to condemn racism.
Today’s chart comes from the Guttmacher Institute, with data drawn from a just-published Lancet study that shows the rates of unintended pregnancies around the world are on the decline.
Noubar Afeyan Credit: Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Noubar Afeyan is a business leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
In UN circles “Sendai” is shorthand for a major 2016 conference about disaster risk reduction, which took place in Sendai, Japan.
A provocative new book examines the politics of the debate on foreign aid. Pablo Yanguas is a research fellow at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester.
An Iranian government official who is under sanctions by the United States and European Union addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday.
Sulome Anderson was in utero when her father, the journalist Terry Anderson was kidnapped in Beirut. She met him for the first time as a six year old, when he was finally released by his Hezbollah linked captors.
Every year, the World Health Organization commissions an expert committee identify the most threatening infectious diseases of the upcoming year.
Over 1,800 Americans are heading to the United Nations today as part of the “Global Engagement Summit” today.
The conflict in Syria has entered a new phase. ISIS has been defeated, yet in many ways the war is metastasizing.
80% of all HIV positive women in the world live in sub-saharan Africa. This is the only region in the world where more women than men are living with HIV — scholars have referred to this phenomenon as the “feminization of HIV.” How did this happen?
Djibouti is the only country in the world that hosts military bases for both the United States and China.