United Nations

The United Nations emblem is seen in front of the United Nations Office in Geneva on June 8, 2008.

The End of Latin American Solidarity

The region once acted as a bloc in world affairs. But as Costa Rica’s bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council shows, Venezuela’s ongoing disintegration is ripping it apart.

Venezuelan migrants walk along the border of Peru and Ecuador.

Don’t Let Venezuela Join the United Nations Human Rights Council

Costa Rica has announced its candidacy to stop Nicolás Maduro’s tyrannical government from winning a coveted seat at the U.N.

A document produced during the investigation into U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold's death.

How Race Hampered the Investigation Into Dag Hammarskjold’s Death

Testimony of African eyewitnesses to the U.N. secretary-general’s death was dismissed because of their lack of education and perceived susceptibility to political manipulation.

Migrants at a detention center in Zawiyah, west of Tripoli, on June 17, 2017.

The U.N. Is Leaving Migrants to Die in Libya

The European Union is funding the Libyan coast guard to keep migrants out of Europe and detain them in a failed state—and that leaves them at the mercy of militias and human traffickers.

World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley at the U.N. Office in Geneva.

Popular U.N. Food Agency Roiled by Internal Problems, Survey Finds

Staffers complain of abuse of authority, harassment, and widespread discrimination at the World Food Program.

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters about the whistleblower in the White House Oval Office.

Trump’s Whistleblower Attack ‘Undermines’ U.S. Global Accountability Push

The United States faces charges of double standards in its campaign to promote whistleblower protections at the U.N. and international organizations.

Displayed on a monitor, U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 24.

Trump’s Globalism Is a Caricature of Multilateralism

When it comes to international cooperation, the White House is repeating the mistakes of the past.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin from the White House on Jan. 28, 2017.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Impeachment overshadows UNGA, Afghanistan goes to the polls, and Egyptians take to the streets.

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a luncheon hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 24.

A Week of U.N. Diplomacy Overshadowed by Impeachment Probe

The inquiry into Trump’s Ukraine call has sidelined some of the ongoing work at UNGA.

French President Jacques Chirac waits to address the 61st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 19, 2006.

Jacques Chirac’s Lessons for the United Nations

A transcript of the former French president’s remarks at the 2003 General Assembly.

Displayed on a monitor, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 24.

Refusing to Talk With Iran Is a Mistake

Donald Trump should use the U.N. General Assembly as an opportunity to open dialogue with Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Displayed on a monitor, U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Sept. 24  in New York.

Impeachment Inquiry Clouds Trump’s U.N. Display

Impeachment news hangs over the 74th U.N. General Assembly, but there is still plenty happening in New York.

Attendees listen to U.S. President Donald Trump address the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City on Sept 24.

The United States Can’t Cede the U.N. to China

U.S. leadership is badly needed at this month’s U.N. General Assembly.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 25, 2018.

Trump Takes Center Stage at U.N. Summit

The U.S. president’s third UNGA address could be more toned down than before.

Sens. Joe Biden (right) and Jesse Helms, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chat with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 7, 1999.

Trump Administration Takes Down Biden’s Legacy—at the U.N.

Quietly, the administration has been undermining the former vice president’s legislative fix to the perennial issue of U.S. dues.

People march as they take part in a strike to demand action on the global climate crisis on Sept. 20 in New York City.

U.N. Summit Opens With Dire Warnings on Climate Change

The U.N. General Assembly begins today with a major climate summit. Over 100 world leaders will attend, but there’s one glaring absence.

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