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.
Anti-Trump protesters in Washington focused on his denial of climate science from his first day in office on Jan. 20, 2017 (ARÊTE/Julia DeSantis)
November 4, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration wasted no time notifying the United Nations on Monday — the first day possible — that it will withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change a year from now.
A re:publica 2017 panel in Berlin discusses how to combat online hate speech (ARÊTE/Gregor Fischer)
October 21, 2019
Governments and businesses around the world including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are doing far too little to prevent violence from online hate speech, the U.N.’s top independent expert in the field reported on Monday.
A smoke plume from a factory in Denmark bends in a temperature inversion x
October 7, 2019
An obscure but important agreement to limit black carbon emissions, a particularly strong climate pollutant that accelerates melting of glaciers and sea ice, entered into force on Monday in Europe and North America.
A Spanish cement factory outside Barcelona. Cement manufacturers accounts for 8 percent of global CO2 emissions (ARÊTE/Jorge Franganillo)
September 23, 2019
Forty percent of the United Nations’ 193 member nations committed on Monday to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, and nearly the same amount vowed to take greater action to fight global warming by 2020.
Student activists on a climate strike in the Swiss capital Bern (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
September 9, 2019
The main U.N. body dealing with trade, investment and development issues began a weeklong forum on Monday examining ways to solve the climate crisis, particularly sea level rise and other risks to small island nations.
G-7 leaders meet over dinner at the lighthouse in Biarritz, France (ARÊTE/Shealah Craighead)
August 26, 2019
Leaders of the Group of Seven rich democracies wrapped up a three-day summit on Monday with little progress in resolving tensions over U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies, a troubled world economy, the climate crisis and fraying Iranian nuclear deal.
Statues of refugees outside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
August 12, 2019
International observers marked the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions on Monday examining their relevance and limits — and ways to boost enforcement of their bedrock international humanitarian laws.
A main bridge and parks around downtown Tehran (ARÊTE/Ninara)
July 28, 2019
Major powers scrambled on Sunday to salvage Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from it and reimpose sanctions on the Mideast regional power.
Activists protest the 2014 groundbreaking for the Thirty Meter Telescope (ARÊTE/Occupy Hilo)
July 15, 2019
After years of planning, an international organization faced off against hundreds of protesters as it tried to start building a billion-dollar telescope on Monday atop sacred Hawaii’s sacred Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano.