The World of International Organizations

U.N. rights chief slams U.S. border policy

A tour of Rio Grande River border patrol operations in Texas (AN/Aimee Fujikawa)

The U.N.’s top human rights official called on the U.S. to immediately end a new policy that has separated nearly 2,000 migrant children from parents.

U.N. holds first 21st century space summit

A Japanese transfer vehicle approaches International Space Station (AN/NASA)

The U.N. is convening its first outer space conference in almost two decades, the celestial counterpart to its Earth-bound mission to prevent more wars.

Giant particle smasher receiving upgrades

Inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider (AN/John Heilprin)

The international organization that runs the world’s largest atom smasher has begun work on a major upgrade to improve chances for more discoveries.

U.N. report identifies vast climate risks

Polar bears in Alaska (AN/USGS)

The U.N.’s Nobel Prize-winning global warming panel is preparing to report on how Earth will change if it warms past the limit agreed at Paris in 2015.

U.N. report on Kashmir spreads blame

Near Siachen Glacier (AN/Wikimedia Commons)

In its first report on the disputed region of Kashmir, the U.N. human rights office pinned blame for violence on both India and Pakistan.

FIFA picks N. America for 2026 World Cup

Man waving a Russian FIFA flag in Moscow (AN/Marco Verch)

FIFA overwhelmingly selected Canada, Mexico and the United States as 2026 World Cup football hosts, the first such major decision in eight years.

Watchdogs set for U.S.-North Korea deal

U.S. fighters and bombers in a show of force with allies responding to a North Korean missile launch (AN/Robert Sullivan)

Two nuclear watchdogs declared themselves prepared to carry out the monitoring and verification North Korea would need for denuclearization.

Blockchain on a path towards mainstream

Illustration of blockchain-enabled cryptocurrencies (AN/TLC Jonhson)

A decade after its invention, blockchain technology is inspiring the launch of new international organizations and potential new uses.

Trump tensions make for G-7 minus one

Group of Seven in Canada (AN/Jesco Denzel)

The G-7 had more than an image problem on its hands when the U.S. president alienated other leaders and insulted the Canadian prime minister.

U.N. links rights to peace in North Korea

A North Korean soldier patrols the border with China (AN/William Proby)

A U.N. special investigator argued that human rights should be added to the agenda of the planned U.S.-North Korea nuclear summit on June 12.