Kindred Spirits sculpture in County Cork, Ireland honoring Choctaws' donation to Irish famine relief (Arête News/Gavin Sheridan)
May 11, 2020
Navajo Nation Attorney General Doreen McPaul thanked the Irish people on Monday for repaying a 173-year-old favor that represented one of the earliest uses of an international organization to deliver humanitarian aid.
A planned $1 billion Crescent Dunes solar plant in Nevada failed in 2019 (Arête News/BLM Nevada)
April 20, 2020
Governments could use energy transformations to create jobs, meet climate targets and produce cumulative global GDP gains of $98 trillion above the usual scenarios by 2050, according to a new report on Monday.
Two young girls at a refugee camp in Iraq (Arête News/E.U. DG ECHO)
March 30, 2020
The global coronavirus pandemic threatens to disproportionately harm more than 70 million people worldwide who have been forcibly displaced by wars and violent crises, Refugees International said on Monday.
Untersberg Mountain above the village of Grödig near Salzburg, Austria (Arête News/Giuseppe Milo)
March 17, 2020
Air pollution levels exceed recommended health limits in all but 10 mainly European countries, but most lowered carbon emissions and expanded forest cover in recent years, a U.N. regional commission reported on Tuesday.
The U.N. Human Rights Council chamber in Geneva, with its dome painted by Miquel Barceló, one of Spain’s leading contemporary artists (Arête News/Eric Bridiers)
February 24, 2020
United Nations leaders challenged nations, businesses and citizens to respond to a “call to action” on Monday for greater efforts around the globe to withstand a rising tide of human rights abuses, violent conflicts and climate change.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa talks to reporters before the 33rd A.U. summit (Arête News/GCIS)
February 10, 2020
African Union leaders concluded their annual summit on Monday pledging to devote more resources to mediating an end to regional violence from a surge in civil wars and countries mired in conflicts among warring groups.
Migrant farmworker Ioane Teitiota, whose family fled Kiribati's climate (Arête News/Timothy McDonald)
January 21, 2020
Migrant farmworker Ioane Teitiota lost his case against deportation from New Zealand, but in its ruling on Tuesday the U.N. Human Rights Committee said people fleeing the effects of climate change may be entitled to claim asylum.
A child protection officer from the U.N.'s Pakistani Female Engagement Team comforts children displaced by conflict at Mikenge, Congo (Arête News/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 due to longer and more lethal wars that disregard humanitarian laws, UNICEF said on Monday.
Children in the play area at the refugee triage center in Boa Vista, Brazil (Arête News/Michael Swan)
December 16, 2019
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.
Power lines extend from South African coal-fired power plants (Arête News/Clint Mason)
November 26, 2019
A new United Nations report cautions the world must begin cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 7.6 percent a year starting in 2020 to meet global targets for avoiding the worst effects of planetary overheating.