Ukraine infantry marines in Georgia (AN/U.S. Army Europe)
December 31, 2018
(AN) — Foreign meddling in conflicts, U.S.-China trade tensions and global warming topped the concerns of leading international organizations at the end of 2018.
Japanese whaling ship (AN/Australian Border Force)
December 26, 2018
(AN) — Japan announced that it will resume commercial whaling by withdrawing from an international organization set up under a treaty signed in the U.S. capital 72 years ago.
Student climate demonstrators in front of the Federal Palace at Bern (AN/John Heilprin)
December 21, 2018
(AN) — The world is on fire. Adults failed to stop it, so they should get out of the way and let children lead. A protest movement of youth who feel betrayed by adult inaction on climate change has been taking wing, spreading that message worldwide.
Migrant workers in California (AN/U.S. State Department)
December 19, 2018
(AN) — A global migration pact won approval in the United Nations General Assembly, setting up a universal system for ensuring the humane movement of people.
Demonstration in Slovakia for murdered journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová (AN/Peter Tkac)
December 18, 2018
(AN) — Journalists faced an “unprecedented level of hostility” in 2018 due to populist hatred whipped up by “unscrupulous politicians, religious leaders and businessmen,” Reporters Without Borders said in a new report.
Darfur refugees in Chad (AN/UNHCR/F. Noy)
December 17, 2018
(AN) — The United Nations General Assembly adopted a new global treaty that spreads responsibility for those helping refugees flee from war and persecution.
School kids demonstrate on the last day of U.N. climate talks in Poland (AN/David Tong)
December 15, 2018
(AN) — Almost 200 nations adopted a rulebook for the Paris Agreement that sets out how nations must report their carbon emissions and pay for climate action.
Michel Sidibé of UNAIDS, right, with UNIDO's LI Yong.(AN/UNIDO)
December 13, 2018
(AN) — UNAIDS said it will take “immediate” steps to recover from a sexual harassment scandal but allow its embattled leader Michel Sidibé to remain until June.
Leaders at U.N. climate talks in Poland (AN/Krystian Maj)
December 13, 2018
(AN) — At risk of ending without agreement, the U.N. climate conference was jolted towards a potential compromise by urgent appeals for unity from the U.N. secretary-general and Fiji’s prime minister.
Anti-corruption rally in St. Petersburg, Russia (AN/Alexei Kouprianov)
December 10, 2018
(AN) — One in four people worldwide said they had to pay a bribe to access public services in the past year, Transparency International reported on International Anti-Corruption Day.