The World of International Organizations

Decade of rising attacks on kids in conflicts

A child protection officer from the U.N.'s Pakistani Female Engagement Team comforts children displaced by conflict at Mikenge, Congo (AN/MONUSCO)

(AN) — Conflict-fueled attacks on children that authorities could verify tripled worldwide in the past decade to an average of 45 per day due to longer and more lethal wars that disregard humanitarian laws, UNICEF said on Monday.

E.U. to engage U.K. in major organizations

London Underground's Westminster Station (AN/John Heilprin)

(AN) — The European Union’s top Brexit negotiator says it will rely on other international organizations to “continue to engage positively” once the United Kingdom leaves the soon-to-be 27-nation bloc on January 31, 2020.

New U.S. “Space Force” may test space law

Testing of the U.S. Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle 4, a reusable space plane, in 2017 (AN/USAF)

(AN) — America’s “Space Force,” signed into law on Friday as the military’s first new branch in more than 70 years, sets up a potential test of international space law that could prompt the United States’ withdrawal from yet another treaty.

Poor nations focus of global refugee forum

Children in the play area at the refugee triage center in Boa Vista, Brazil (AN/Michael Swan)

(AN) — Six countries and the United Nations opened the first Global Refugee Forum on Monday to help poor nations overwhelmed by taking in people fleeing for safety across international borders.

CERN particle collider to reopen in 2021

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

(AN) — The world’s biggest atom smasher will restart in May 2021, two months later than planned, and will operate for an extended run until the end of 2024, the European Organization for Nuclear Research said on Friday.

Alpinism added to UNESCO heritage list

The late Mike Bearzi, an American alpinist from Boulder, Colorado, gazes from Camp II at nearly 7,000 meters on the North Ridge of K2 (AN/John Heilprin)

(AN) — Alpinism, named after the European mountain range where its climbing traditions told hold, won recognition on Wednesday from UNESCO as a celebrated pursuit with an “intangible” cultural heritage worthy of safeguarding.

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