A Chilean vicuña, found in the Puna and Andean highlands and highly valued for its fine fibers in knitting (ARÊTE/Leandro Neumann Ciuffo)
August 17, 2019
Delegates to a 183-nation treaty aimed at protecting endangered plants and animals opened a major summit on Saturday that will weigh 56 government proposals for tightening or easing controls on international trade.
Rohingya refugees from Myanmar trying to survive in Bangladesh (ARÊTE/Netherlands Foreign Ministry)
August 5, 2019
An independent team of U.N.-sponsored human rights investigators reported on Monday the military-planned campaign of genocide against Myanmar’s Rohingya people relied on its arms trade with seven nations.
IAEA's Director General Yukiya Amano at a 2014 news conference in Vienna (ARÊTE/Dean Calma)
July 22, 2019
Yukiya Amano, a veteran diplomat who led the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency and worked to prevent more atomic bombings like those at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, has died, his agency announced on Monday.
An immigrant detention and "processing center" in Houston, Texas run by a private contractor to the U.S. government (ARÊTE/Patrick Feller)
July 8, 2019
The United Nations’ top human rights official said on Monday she was “appalled” at conditions forced on adults and children held in detention after crossing into the United States from its southern border with Mexico.
A #MeToo protest in front of Trump Tower in New York City (ARÊTE/Mario A. Pena)
June 21, 2019
The International Labor Organization adopted a global treaty on Friday meant to reduce violence and harassment in the workplace, but stopped short of including language that would include LGBTI people.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa presenting the 10 recommendations of the ILO’s Future of Work Report earlier this year (ARÊTE/Siyabulela Duda)
June 10, 2019
The International Labor Organization focused on ways of spreading social justice through dignified work while commemorating its 100th anniversary on Monday as the sole survivor of World War I-era institutions set up to help keep peace.
Brussels scene during European elections (ARÊTE/CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2019 – Source: EP)
May 27, 2019
Climate concerns have rarely if ever weighed heavily in any major election — until now, with Europe’s Greens gaining influence from voters worried about the planet’s health, according to provisional results on Monday.
An UNRWA school in Gaza (ARÊTE/ISM Palestine)
May 13, 2019
More than 1 million people in Gaza are at risk of running out of food less than a year after the United States announced it would no longer contribute aid to Palestinians, the U.N. relief agency for Palestinian refugees said on Monday.
Malawi's national stadium, built and paid for by China, whose workers lived in a Chinese-style village (ARÊTE/Lars Plougmann)
April 27, 2019
China pushed back against skeptics of its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, promising a “high quality” $1 trillion global infrastructure program involving more than 150 nations and international organizations.
Red Cross nurse Louisa Akavi of New Zealand (ARÊTE/ICRC)
April 15, 2019
Breaking its long-held silence, the International Committee of the Red Cross sought public help in finding three staff abducted by Islamic State militants in Syria in late 2013.