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
(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.
London Underground's Westminster Station (AN/John Heilprin)
December 23, 2019
(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.
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
(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.
Shoppers at markets in Cusco, Peru (AN/David Morris)
December 19, 2019
(AN) — Developing nations ran up US$55 trillion of debt in 2018, a record amount that is part of an eight-year debt surge that is the largest, fastest and most broad-based in a half-century, the World Bank said on Thursday.
An oil and chemical tanker anchors in Freeport, Bahamas (AN/Joe deSousa)
December 18, 2019
(AN) — A London-based international trade association on Wednesday proposed creating a non-governmental organization that would oversee a US$5 billion research fund to help eliminate carbon emissions from global shipping.
Children in the play area at the refugee triage center in Boa Vista, Brazil (AN/Michael Swan)
December 16, 2019
(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.
Climate activists in Madrid protest U.S. inaction with a "fossil award" (AN/John Englart)
December 15, 2019
(AN) — The U.N. climate summit ended in Madrid on Sunday without resolving a key issue of how to put a price on carbon emissions and only partial agreement from almost 200 nations for more ambition in cutting greenhouse gases.
UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva (AN/Eric Bridiers)
December 13, 2019
(AN) — A whistleblower whose sexual assault probe upended the United Nations’ AIDS agency was fired over misconduct claims in what she believes is “a blatant act of retaliation,” an international advocacy organization said on Friday.
CERN's Large Hadron Collider (AN/John Heilprin)
December 13, 2019
(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.
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
(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.