The World of International Organizations

U.N. rights chief warns on Libyan dangers

Rival militias after a skirmish in Tripoli (AN/Magharebia)

The U.N.’s top human rights official expressed grave concern that thousands of lives were at risk in Libya’s capital, where civilians have been trapped.

China tries to ease ‘Belt and Road’ worries

Malawi's national stadium, built and paid for by China, whose workers lived in a Chinese-style village (AN/Lars Plougmann)

China pushed back against skeptics of its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, promising a “high quality” US$1 trillion global infrastructure program.

Trump to pull U.S. from arms trade treaty

Fake tombstones placed by the Control Arms Coalition line New York's East River during a 2012 diplomatic conference over the future Arms Trade Treaty (AN/Andrew Kelly)

U.S. President Donald Trump announced he will withdraw the U.S. from another global treaty, this time an accord to regulate trade in conventional arms.

U.N. waters down measure on rape in war

Congo officers fold their arms as part of a U.N. initiative to "Stop Rape Now" as a tactic of war (AN/MONUSCO)

Under pressure from the U.S., China and Russia, the U.N. Security Council weakened a resolution to combat rape as a weapon of war.

WHO tests world’s first malaria vaccine

Children in Mbabzi, Malawi (AN/Lars Plougmann)

WHO began testing the world’s first malaria vaccine in Malawi, one of three African nations where it is being used to immunize children up to two years old.

Myanmar court keeps journalists locked up

Journalists with a U.N. delegation at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (AN/John Heilprin)

Myanmar’s top court upheld convictions of two jailed Reuters journalists who won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the country’s crimes against Rohingyas.

Trump Organization key to Mueller report

Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office building in Washington, D.C. (AN/John Heilprin)

A long-awaited report spotlights the Trump Organization as a conduit to Russia and shows the U.S. president could face obstruction of justice charges.

Ivanka Trump: I declined World Bank post

U.S. President Donald Trump listens as his daughter, Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump, delivers remarks on 5G technology (AN/Tia Dufour)

Ivanka Trump said her father offered her the job of leading the World Bank, but she turned it down so she could stay on as a senior presidential adviser.

UNESCO aids Notre Dame emergency plan

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris before the fire (AN/David Merrett)

UNESCO pledged to help French authorities do a rapid damage assessment of the inferno that tore through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours.

Red Cross pleads for info on missing staff

Red Cross nurse Louisa Akavi of New Zealand (AN/ICRC)

Breaking its long-held silence, the ICRC sought public help in finding three staff abducted by Islamic State militants in Syria in late 2013.