A demonstration at Brussels in late October against the Turkish incursion into northern Syria (ARÊTE/Jan Maximilian Gerlach)
November 1, 2019
Syria peace talks were held for the first time under the auspices of a new Syrian constitutional committee and were “impressive” enough to last another week, the U.N. special envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, said on Friday.
Rafael Mariano Grossi at an October IAEA meeting in Vienna to pick a new director general (ARÊTE/Dean Calma)
October 30, 2019
Rafael Mariano Grossi, Argentina’s ambassador to Austria, will become the sixth head of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog announced on Wednesday.
London Bridge (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
October 29, 2019
Britain’s pending divorce from the European Union will serve as backdrop to a weary electorate’s choices after lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to authorize the first December national election in almost a century.
A project to build climate resilience in Rwanda's Akagera watershed with support from the Green Climate Fund (ARÊTE/Rwanda Green Fund)
October 25, 2019
The world’s biggest climate fund wrapped up a fundraising conference at Paris on Friday with $9.78 billion in pledges raised from 27 mostly European nations, which was less than what donors promised to compensate for the U.S. absence.
London protesters call on G-20 nations to help Hong Kong fight for democracy (ARÊTE/Etan Liam)
October 25, 2019
A year of mass street protests against governments around the world exposed an erosion of public trust in political leaders who need to listen more to people’s real problems, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in September (ARÊTE/Joiyce Boghosian)
October 23, 2019
U.S. lawmakers raised a raft of concerns over privacy and public trust on Wednesday while grilling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his plans to create a global digital currency and international organization to oversee it.
NASA engineer Bente Eegholm prepares a new laser instrument, GEDI, to map temperate and tropical forests from the International Space Station (ARÊTE/Desiree Stover)
October 21, 2019
A group of nations responsible for nearly half of all global warming pollutants said on Monday it has launched a new finance initiative to oversee massive investment in climate technologies that can help fulfill the 2015 Paris Agreement.
The Bundeshaus, or Swiss Parliament Building, towers over the Bundesplatz, or Federal Square, in Bern (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
October 20, 2019
Voters in Switzerland’s national elections on Sunday delivered a major boost to left-leaning Greens who support urgent U.N.-led climate action and other environmental causes in parliament over the next four years.
View from Trump National Doral Miami golf resort towards downtown Miami (ARÊTE/Jared Seeger)
October 20, 2019
Amid a storm of bipartisan criticism, U.S. President Donald Trump reacted quickly on Sunday by rescinding his plan to host the G-7 summit at his own resort in 2020 and promising to immediately begin searching for another site.
Kevin Moley, U.S. assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs, front right, listens to the World Health Assembly at Geneva in May (ARÊTE/Eric Bridiers)
October 18, 2019
The top U.S. diplomat to international organizations announced on Friday he will resign in late November, three months after a government watchdog report documented allegations he retaliated against career diplomats.