Iran's Persepolis, former capital of the Achaemenid Empire dating back to 515 BC, is registered on UNESCO'S World Heritage List (ARÊTE/Ninara)
January 6, 2020
The head of UNESCO sternly reminded Washington and Tehran on Monday they are bound by international law to protect cultural sites, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to target Iran’s most prized heritage.
London Underground's Westminster Station (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
December 23, 2019
The European Union’s top Brexit negotiator says it will rely on other international organizations to “continue to engage positively” once the United Kingdom leaves the soon-to-be 27-nation bloc on January 31, 2020.
Women in East Africa carrying heavy wood piles on a road where men typically walk unencumbered or drive carts (ARÊTE/alchen_x)
December 9, 2019
Inequalities in education, health and living standards caused a 20 percent loss in global progress towards aspects of needed “human development” last year, the U.N. Development Program reported on Monday.
Power lines extend from South African coal-fired power plants (ARÊTE/Clint Mason)
November 26, 2019
A new United Nations report cautions the world must begin cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 7.6 percent a year starting in 2020 to meet global targets for avoiding the worst effects of planetary overheating.
The Wall for Peace, a Paris symbol since 2000 that was designed and built by artist Clara Halter and architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte (ARÊTE/Henry Marion)
November 13, 2019
The Paris Peace Forum wrapped up three days of meetings on Wednesday promoting a message that French President Emmanuel Macron described as a need for “balanced cooperation” among nations to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges.
WADA's Director General Olivier Niggli discusses anti-doping issues at a 2011 conference in Cologne, Germany (ARÊTE/Tine Harden)
October 28, 2019
The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Monday it has received responses from Russian authorities to questions raised over data “discrepancies” at an anti-doping center and expects to complete a review by the end of next month.
The World Bank and IMF buildings in Washington (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
October 14, 2019
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund opened their fall meetings on Monday to survey a global development landscape beset by a slowing world economy, U.S.-China trade war and urgent climate threats spotlighted by the plight of small island nations.
A student-run college club helps home-schooled kids on computers (ARÊTE/College of DuPage)
October 1, 2019
Half the world’s 7.7 billion population uses the internet, including 1.15 billion children who can learn and benefit from it but only if they can safely navigate “a dangerous environment in which to grow up,” an international commission said on Tuesday.
View of Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh where more than 600,000 people, mainly Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, arrived since 2017 (ARÊTE/Russell Watkins)
September 16, 2019
A special U.N. fact-finding mission wrapped up two years of investigation urging the international community on Monday to hold Myanmar’s military responsible for “genocidal acts” against the Muslim Rohingya minority.
Rescue workers recover bodies from under the rubble of a Houthi rebel-run detention center destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes (ARÊTE/Felton Davis)
September 2, 2019
Top U.N. officials in Yemen demanded accountability on Monday after the deadliest Saudi-led attack this year in a four-year war likely killed more than 100 people and injured dozens of others in a Houthi rebel-run prison.