Former Norwegian diplomat and politician Terje Rød Larsen (AN/IPI)
October 29, 2020
Terje Rød Larsen resigned as head of International Peace Institute due to his “failed judgment” in taking money from Jeffrey Epstein, IPI’s board announced.
A heavily polluted portion of the Tietê River in São Paulo, Brazil (AN/Diego Torres Silvestre)
October 29, 2020
Pandemics will become more frequent, faster-spreading and deadlier than COVID-19 if Earth’s natural life support systems are not restored, IPBES reported.
The World Trade Organization's main entrance in Geneva (AN/John Heilprin)
October 28, 2020
The U.S. upended WTO’s selection of its next director-general as the sole nation to back South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee over Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Australia's most populous city, Sydney, has a high concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations (AN/Jorge Láscar)
October 27, 2020
Global foreign direct investment plummeted by 49 percent during the first half of 2020 compared with a year ago due to the pandemic, UNCTAD reported.
IRMCT's headshot of Rwandan fugitive Félicien Kabuga arrested in the 1994 genocide (AN/IRMCT)
October 26, 2020
French authorities made a high-profile genocide trial possible by transferring a long-sought fugitive in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to a U.N. criminal court.
An abandoned nuclear weapons depot in northern Germany (AN/Jan Bommes)
October 24, 2020
Fifty nations ratified a treaty to ban nuclear weapons that will enter into force in 90 days, the U.N. confirmed on the same day it was founded 75 years ago.
Factions of Libya’s conflict sign a permanent ceasefire deal at the United Nations in Geneva (AN/U.N. Geneva)
October 23, 2020
Libya’s two main warring sides signed a U.N.-brokered ceasefire deal that also requires military pullouts by Russia, Turkey and other regional powers.
For the first time in a U.S. election, New Jersey Army National Guard members help at polls due to the pandemic (AN/Mark Olsen)
October 22, 2020
OSCE election observers reported widespread concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to uncercut voter confidence in the presidential election.
An American diplomatic security agent scouts a location in Gangneung, South Korea, during the 2018 Winter Olympics (AN/DSS)
October 20, 2020
Russia vehemently denied accusations and charges by British and American authorities that its agents planned or carried out hacks of Olympic Games.
Cacao fruits growing on a tree in Ivory Coast, the world's largest cocoa producer (AN/SOCODEVI)
October 19, 2020
A new report finds the $100 billion chocolate industry’s promise to ILO to eliminate child slavery not only remains unfulfilled — things have gotten worse.