U.S. soldiers check motorists at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in New York on March 18, 2020 (ARÊTE/Sean Madden)
March 23, 2020
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres called for a global ceasefire on Monday to spare humanity from the COVID-19 pandemic, imploring warring parties to disarm and fight the virus as a “common enemy.”
French demonstrators carry signs for women's rights at a Paris gathering in March 2017 (ARÊTE/Jeanne Menjoulet)
March 9, 2020
A U.N.-led global commission on Monday recommitted the world to achieving gender equality, in a relaunch — and update — of a quarter-century old landmark agreement for advancing the rights of women and girls.
The U.N. Human Rights Council chamber in Geneva, with its dome painted by Miquel Barceló, one of Spain’s leading contemporary artists (ARÊTE/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/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.
Dutch trade minister Sigrid Kaag tours Tripoli, Libya in 2018 (ARÊTE/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)
January 27, 2020
Renewed fighting ended a fragile ceasefire in Libya as U.N. officials cited arms embargo violations and urged warring parties on Monday to investigate the deadly airstrikes that killed at least 53 people last July.
A courtship display of Eared Grebe at the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Klamath Basin, California (ARÊTE/Becky Matsubara)
January 13, 2020
U.N. officials unveiled a sweeping plan on Monday to avert what scientists fear is shaping up to be Earth’s sixth mass extinction, proposing a global wildlife treaty on the scale of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.
A child protection officer from the U.N.'s Pakistani Female Engagement Team comforts children displaced by conflict at Mikenge, Congo (ARÊTE/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/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.
The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (ARÊTE/GCIS)
December 2, 2019
Ahead of its annual gathering in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos, the World Economic Forum released a universal mission statement for 21st century businesses on Monday that elevates the importance of doing good.
Tajik children selling eggs to travelers along the Karakoram Highway (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
November 18, 2019
A landmark human rights treaty that turns 30 years old this week has helped make children healthier today but they still face new threats such as climate change and online abuse, UNICEF said in a new study on Monday.