Radovan Karadžić displayed as a hero in Guča, Serbia 15 years ago (AN/Steffen Emrich)
March 20, 2019
(AN) — U.N. appeals judges increased former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić’s 40-year sentence to life in prison after upholding his convictions for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider (AN/John Heilprin)
March 17, 2019
(AN) — Physicists working at the world’s biggest atom smasher detected simultaneous production of three fundamental particles, a rare process that plays a key role in radioactivity and the Sun’s thermonuclear process.
The ICC's flag is flown in London to mark a day for international criminal justice (AN/U.K. FCO)
March 17, 2019
(AN) — The International Criminal Court lost two member nations but gained a new one in the past two years, while fending off snubs and threats from leaders with authoritarian agendas. Now, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has threatened to block the court from investigating Americans.
An estimated 4,000 climate protesters took to the streets of the Swiss capital (AN/Clarisa Gaines)
March 15, 2019
(AN) — At least 1.5 million students walked out of their classrooms around the world on a Friday to demand that their governments take meaningful and swift action to fight climate change.
Nupla Peak above Nepal's Lukla village airport, gateway for Everest trekkers (AN/John Heilprin)
March 13, 2019
(AN) — World leaders called for urgent improvement to the planet’s health, echoing findings of a major U.N. report released at a meeting in Nairobi for the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment.
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa (AN/Alan Wilson)
March 12, 2019
(AN) — The United Nations and other humanitarian and environmental organizations mourned the loss of 46 staff in a crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner bound from Addis Ababa for Nairobi that killed all 157 people aboard.
The U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva (AN/Maina Kiai)
March 7, 2019
(AN) — The European Union and eight other nations condemned Saudi Arabia in the U.N. Human Rights Council, an unprecedented move to demand its cooperation with a United Nations-led investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization head and former Ethiopian health minister (AN/U.K. DFID)
March 6, 2019
(AN) — The World Health Organization announced a major restructuring plan to cut red tape and reduce longstanding tensions between its headquarters and six field offices.
Gujarati fisherwomen at the Bandra fishing village (AN/Extempore)
February 27, 2019
(AN) — The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that international organizations should be treated like foreign nations when it comes to immunities: protections from lawsuits under American courts do not extend to commercial activities.
London's Palace of Westminster across the River Thames, home to Parliament (AN/John Heilprin)
February 27, 2019
(AN) — Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations linked Venezuela’s gold holdings in the Bank of England to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s grip on power — and his possible undoing. Access to gold could help Maduro maintain his hold in the cash-poor, oil-rich nation.