MONUSCO, the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo, collects and destroys small arms taken from armed groups in 2015 (ARÊTE/Abel Kavanagh)
February 21, 2020
The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief launched a new project on Friday taking on the threat posed by links between terror groups, organized crime and trafficking in illicit small arms that are cheap and easily accessible.
Young children race each other at a refugee camp in Eastern Chad (ARÊTE/Fréderic Noy)
February 19, 2020
Two U.N. agencies reported on Wednesday that children who grow up in countries least responsible for the world’s overspent carbon budget suffer twice as many health problems as wealthier nations that pollute the most.
Afghan Refugees in Islamabad (ARÊTE/Hashoo Foundation)
February 18, 2020
Afghan refugees appealed to Pakistan and the United Nations for more support at an international conference that ended on Tuesday, hoping to return home after four decades of forcibly living abroad fleeing wars and conflict.
A news conference at the 2020 Munich Security Conference (ARÊTE/MSC/Hentschel)
February 16, 2020
Fears of a divided West challenged by China present a challenge and an opportunity for multilateral institutions to show their importance, the world’s diplomats concluded at a three-day summit in Munich that ended on Sunday.
American mechanized infantry troops in eastern Syria in November (ARÊTE/DeAndre Pierce)
February 13, 2020
The Assad regime’s Russia-backed military offensive against the last rebel-held area of northwestern Syria caused the biggest single displacement of the nine-year conflict, U.N. humanitarian officials said on Thursday.
Then-Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir arriving at Juba in 2011 (ARÊTE/Al Jazeera English)
February 11, 2020
In a surprise move, Sudan’s transitional government said on Tuesday it will extradite former leader Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to face trial on charges of genocide and war crimes from the Darfur conflict.
A locust swarm in Madagascar in 2016 (ARÊTE/Laika AC)
February 10, 2020
East Africa faces the worst invasion of desert locust swarms in decades from a new generation of the world’s oldest and most destructive migratory pest hatching just in time for planting season, U.N. officials warned on Monday.
French President Emmanuel Macron (ARÊTE/Jacques Paquier)
February 7, 2020
As leader of the European Union’s only remaining nuclear-armed nation, French President Emmanuel Macron put forward a new doctrine on Friday for France to lead Europe in reducing the global threat of a nuclear arms race.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres at the World Trade Organization in May 2019 (ARÊTE/WTO)
February 4, 2020
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Tuesday that “a wind of madness is sweeping the globe” from a dangerous surge of instability and unpredictable geopolitical “hair-trigger” tensions.
A bronze sculpture of Winston Churchill in London's Parliament Square (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
February 1, 2020
Britain’s wartime leader Winston Churchill famously called for a “United States of Europe” in a 1946 speech to the University of Zürich, inspiring future generations to create the economic alliance that led to the European Union.