The World of International Organizations

Ex-Bosnian Serb leader sentenced to life

Radovan Karadžić displayed as a hero in Guča, Serbia 15 years ago (AN/Steffen Emrich)

(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.

CERN finds another piece of physics puzzle

Inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider (AN/John Heilprin)

(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.

War crimes court rebuffed and threatened

The ICC's flag is flown in London to mark a day for international criminal justice (AN/U.K. FCO)

(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.

Organizations lose 46 in Ethiopia jet crash

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa (AN/Alan Wilson)

(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.

Nations rebuke Saudi Arabia on Khashoggi

The U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva (AN/Maina Kiai)

(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.

WHO chief unveils reorganization plan

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization head and former Ethiopian health minister (AN/U.K. DFID)

(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.

British envoy links gold to Venezuela’s fate

London's Palace of Westminster across the River Thames, home to Parliament (AN/John Heilprin)

(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.

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