A child protection officer from the U.N.'s Pakistani Female Engagement Team comforts children displaced by conflict at Mikenge, Congo (AN/MONUSCO)
December 30, 2019
Conflict-fueled attacks on children that authorities could verify tripled worldwide in the past decade to an average of 45 per day, UNICEF said.
London Underground's Westminster Station (AN/John Heilprin)
December 23, 2019
The E.U.’s top Brexit negotiator said it will rely on other international organizations to “continue to engage positively” once the U.K. exits in 2020.
Testing of the U.S. Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle 4, a reusable space plane, in 2017 (AN/USAF)
December 20, 2019
America’s “Space Force,” the military’s first new branch in more than 70 years, could breach space law and prompt a U.S. withdrawal from yet another treaty.
Shoppers at markets in Cusco, Peru (AN/David Morris)
December 19, 2019
Developing nations ran up US$55 trillion of debt in 2018 as part of an eight-year debt surge that is the largest in a half-century, the World Bank said.
An oil and chemical tanker anchors in Freeport, Bahamas (AN/Joe deSousa)
December 18, 2019
A London-based trade association proposed creating an organization to run a US$5 billion research fund for eliminating carbon from global shipping.
Children in the play area at the refugee triage center in Boa Vista, Brazil (AN/Michael Swan)
December 16, 2019
Six countries and the U.N. opened the first Global Refugee Forum to help poor nations overwhelmed by taking in people fleeing for safety across borders.
Climate activists in Madrid protest U.S. inaction with a "fossil award" (AN/John Englart)
December 15, 2019
The U.N. climate summit ended in Madrid without resolving how to put a price on carbon and only partial agreement on more ambition in cutting pollutants.
UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva (AN/Eric Bridiers)
December 13, 2019
A whistleblower whose sexual assault probe upended UNAIDS was fired over misconduct claims in what she believes is “a blatant act of retaliation.”
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)
December 11, 2019
Alpinism, named for the range where it took root, won UNESCO recognition as a celebrated pursuit with an “intangible” cultural heritage worthy of protecting.
Hohenschwangau Castle at the foot of the Bavarian Alps (AN/Bryan Katz)
December 11, 2019
The E.U. plans to create “the first climate-neutral continent by 2050,” a three-decade blueprint to sustainably overhaul Europe’s trade, industry and politics.