The World Bank in Washington (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
January 8, 2019
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s surprise departure at the start of February sets up an unexpected test for an international organization at the crux of international development.
Alexander Calder's Spirale mobile at UNESCO's main entrance in Paris (ARÊTE/Jean-Pierre Dalbéra)
January 2, 2019
As 2019 dawned the United States and Israel withdrew from UNESCO, expanding the number of international organizations, treaties and laws that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has parted ways with in its rejection of multilateralism.
Japanese whaling ship (ARÊTE/Australian Border Force)
December 26, 2018
Japan announced that it will resume commercial whaling by withdrawing from an international organization set up under a treaty signed in the U.S. capital 72 years ago.
Student climate demonstrators in front of the Federal Palace at Bern (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
December 21, 2018
The world is on fire. Adults failed to stop it, so they should get out of the way and let children lead. A protest movement of youth who feel betrayed by adult inaction on climate change has been taking wing, spreading that message worldwide.
Migrant workers in California (ARÊTE/U.S. State Department)
December 19, 2018
A global migration pact won approval in the United Nations General Assembly, setting up a universal system for ensuring the humane movement of people.
Demonstration in Slovakia for murdered journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová (ARÊTE/Peter Tkac)
December 18, 2018
Journalists faced an “unprecedented level of hostility” in 2018 due to populist hatred whipped up by “unscrupulous politicians, religious leaders and businessmen,” Reporters Without Borders said in a new report.
School kids demonstrate on the last day of U.N. climate talks in Poland (ARÊTE/David Tong)
December 15, 2018
Almost 200 nations adopted a rulebook for the Paris Agreement that sets out how nations must report their carbon emissions and pay for climate action.
Michel Sidibé of UNAIDS, right, with UNIDO's LI Yong.(ARÊTE/UNIDO)
December 13, 2018
UNAIDS said it will take “immediate” steps to recover from a sexual harassment scandal but allow its embattled leader Michel Sidibé to remain until June.
Leaders at U.N. climate talks in Poland (ARÊTE/Krystian Maj)
December 13, 2018
At risk of ending without agreement, the U.N. climate conference was jolted towards a potential compromise by urgent appeals for unity from the U.N. secretary-general and Fiji’s prime minister.
U.N. AIDS workers in Goma, Congo (ARÊTE/MONUSCO)
December 7, 2018
The U.N. agency battling HIV and AIDS is essentially run as an old boys’ club that suffers from “failed” leadership and a “broken” work culture, an independent panel of experts found in an investigation of the agency’s handling of serious sexual harassment allegations.