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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trump’s Globalism Is a Caricature of Multilateralism
When it comes to international cooperation, the White House is repeating the mistakes of the past.
Our Top Weekend Reads
Impeachment overshadows UNGA, Afghanistan goes to the polls, and Egyptians take to the streets.
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.
Jacques Chirac’s Lessons for the United Nations
A transcript of the former French president’s remarks at the 2003 General Assembly.
Despite Impeachment Probe in Washington, U.N. Business Carries on in New York
As Trump leaves UNGA, the meetings continue.
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.
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.
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.
Trump Takes Center Stage at U.N. Summit
The U.S. president’s third UNGA address could be more toned down than before.
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.
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.