The United Nations complex overlooking Manhattan's East River (AN/John Gillespie)
April 29, 2021
The U.N. is considering one candidate for secretary-general in 2022 — incumbent António Guterres — despite the emergence of self-nominated challengers.
In the U.S., registered nurse Deanna Hill manages New York operations for mass COVID-19 vaccinations at Manhattan's Javits Convention Center in January (AN/Sebastian Rothwyn)
March 22, 2021
Government efforts to fight the pandemic include just one woman for every three men on average, according to UNDP, which urged more gender equality.
Cânân Arın of Istanbul, Turkey receives a Heinrich Böll Foundation award this month for 40 years of campaigning for women's rights and self-determination (AN/Stephan Röhl)
March 20, 2021
The Turkish president withdrew his nation from Europe’s first legally binding treaty on preventing violence against women and removed the central bank chief.
International Women's Day March in Los Angeles in March 2017 (AN/Molly Adams)
October 1, 2020
Leaders at a high-level U.N. meeting lamented the world’s slow progress over the past quarter-century for advancing the rights of women and girls.
Doctors hold a discussion on COVID-19 in late April with women protected by U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo (AN/MONUSCO)
September 28, 2020
Just 25 nations, or 12 percent of the world, have comprehensive measures in place to protect women against the pandemic, a new U.N. data tracker found.
Protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court just before Senate vote on the Kavanaugh confirmation (AN/John Heilprin)
June 29, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that foreign affiliates of U.S.-based organizations lack free speech rights.
French demonstrators carry signs for women's rights at a Paris gathering in March 2017 (AN/Jeanne Menjoulet)
March 9, 2020
A U.N.-led global commission recommitted the world to achieving gender equality, in a relaunch and update of a quarter-century old landmark agreement.
The French grassroots movement #NousToutes held nationwide marches to protest violence against women on November 24, 2018 (AN/Jeanne Menjoulet)
August 1, 2019
The Istanbul Convention, which set legal standards on gender-based violence, is five years old but includes just a quarter of all Council of Europe nations.
Caster Semenya after winning an Olympic silver medal in 800 meters in 2012 (AN/Ghar El Melh)
July 31, 2019
Track and field’s governing body welcomed a decision from Switzerland’s highest court that Caster Semenya must lower naturally high testosterone levels.
Medical supplies to fight Ebola arrive at Congo's Beni Airport (AN/Mamadou Alain Coulibaly)
July 29, 2019
Gavi’s chief says the Ebola outbreak shows a deeper health crisis. Egypt signs an accord with IMF. Mongolia is a shipping power. Gideons U.K. adds women.