Thomas Cueni, a former Swiss journalist and diplomat who directs IFPMA (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
February 1, 2019
The idea that everyone should have affordable, quality health services is backed by international organizations, including the global pharmaceutical industry’s trade group.
U.N. complex on New York's East Side as seen from Brooklyn (ARÊTE/John Gillespie)
January 1, 2019
After a year of political turmoil, international organizations enter a new year buffeted by populism, trade wars and power struggles as multilateralism faces rising political hostility.
Protesters in Melbourne, Australia on the eve of the climate summit in Poland (ARÊTE/John Englart)
December 3, 2018
Propelled by an environmental U.N. chief and support from nearly all G-20 nations, global climate talks are launching in a Polish coal mining city and the public health stakes could not be higher.
Nonviolence sculpture, also known as "the knotted gun," at U.N. headquarters in New York (ARÊTE/Jim Bowen)
November 5, 2018
Amid growing calls on the U.N. secretary-general to order an independent investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, a review by ARÊTE NEWS found just eight previous instances of a secretary-general issuing such an order since 1963. The last was in 2010, in the wake of Sri Lanka’s civil war.
View from U.N. headquarters in New York (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
October 1, 2018
An independent review of whistleblowing at the United Nations found that nearly half its global staff witnessed misconduct or wrongdoing at work in the past five years, but most of those who did were too afraid to report it.
A woman votes in Timor-Leste's presidential election (ARÊTE/U.K. Mission to the U.N.)
September 3, 2018
Russians and Americans both have a history of meddling in foreign elections but they are not equivalent, international organizations and democracy proponents say.
Billboards in Tehran (ARÊTE/Rafael Robles)
August 6, 2018
The gambit to allow Iran’s economic opening to the West in exchange for curbs on its nuclear ambitions now depends on its European, Russian and Chinese trading partners, as the U.S. reneges on the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposes sanctions.
Daily commercial trade in Kashgar, China (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
July 2, 2018
Trade wars and tensions sparked by U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs against China, the European Union and others threaten to undermine the work of international organizations trying to lift the world’s poorest out of poverty.
North Korea's then-U.N. Ambassador So Se Pyong speaks to reporters in Geneva (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
June 4, 2018
A peace treaty and nuclear disarmament on the Korean Peninsula would expand one of North Korea’s most important conduits to the world besides China: its sizable but little-known involvement with international organizations. North Korea belongs to at least 50 U.N.-affiliated agencies and other organizations.