The World Trade Organization in Geneva (AN/John Heilprin)
August 30, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization, an independent colossus that underpins trade rules.
Children of Yemen (AN/Werner Bayer)
August 28, 2018
Investigators for the United Nations said they have identified possible war crimes carried out by all sides in Yemen.
Rohingya Muslims in a Bangladesh refugee camp (AN/Sabina Yasmin)
August 27, 2018
A panel of U.N. human rights investigators identified six Myanmar military leaders that it said should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims.
A Syrian refugee woman north of Aleppo province (AN/Manu Brabo)
August 27, 2018
The brutality of Syria’s war has made it difficult to ensure accountability — a basic requirement of peace — such as keeping an accurate death toll.
Machine learning in a robot (AN/Flickr)
August 20, 2018
International organizations want governments and tech companies to adopt a human rights declaration for artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Kofi Annan at the 2015 One Young World summit in Bangkok (AN/One Young World)
August 18, 2018
Kofi Annan, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning, charismatic statesman who rose to become the first Black African U.N. secretary-general, has died. He was 80.
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (AN/Anna Rauchenberger)
August 15, 2018
The departing U.N. human rights chief warned that people’s rights must be strongly defended while populist-driven authoritarianism is on the rise.
Uighur camel drivers in China's Xinjiang Province (AN/John Heilprin)
August 14, 2018
China’s government rejected the concerns of U.N. experts that at least 1 million ethnic Uighurs are being detained and indoctrinated in Xinjiang Province.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 delivers ABS 3A and EUTELSAT 115 West B satellites (AN/SpaceX)
August 13, 2018
More than a half-century after the world agreed to keep the peace in outer space, U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans could violate international space law.
Former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet at the U.N. General Assembly (AN/OHCHR)
August 10, 2018
Chile’s former president Michelle Bachelet was made head of the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, drawing on her past as a victim.