#United Nations

  • Article: The UN Wants to Ban Plastic Waste in Oceans
    Environment

    The UN Wants to Ban Plastic Waste in Oceans

    By Joe McCarthy|Dec. 1, 2017

    The effort is both urgent and extremely challenging. Read more

  • Article: For 4th Straight Year, 3,000 Migrants Have Drowned in Mediterranean Sea
    Citizenship

    For 4th Straight Year, 3,000 Migrants Have Drowned in Mediterranean Sea

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 30, 2017

    A horrific statistic comprising countless lives. Read more

  • Article: Child Labor Is Most Rampant in These 5 Regions, New Report Shows
    Citizenship

    Child Labor Is Most Rampant in These 5 Regions, New Report Shows

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 16, 2017

    Children continue to toil their childhoods away in dangerous conditions. Read more

  • Article: Countries to Meet on 'Aggressive' Climate Action Next Week
    Environment

    Countries to Meet on 'Aggressive' Climate Action Next Week

    Nov. 1, 2017|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Countries around the world say they are "stepping up ambition" heading into COP23. Read more

  • Article: Carbon in the Atmosphere Hit 800,000 Year High in 2016, Report Shows
    Environment

    Carbon in the Atmosphere Hit 800,000 Year High in 2016, Report Shows

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 30, 2017

    “Future generations will inherit a much more inhospitable planet.” Read more

  • Article: Trump's White House Just Said It Will Stop Funding Some UN Relief Efforts
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    Trump's White House Just Said It Will Stop Funding Some UN Relief Efforts

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 27, 2017

    Vice President Mike Pence wants to prioritize faith-based organizations. Read more

  • Article: On World Food Day, Pope Francis Says Link Between Climate Change and Hunger Is Undeniable
    Environment

    On World Food Day, Pope Francis Says Link Between Climate Change and Hunger Is Undeniable

    By Andrew McMaster|Oct. 16, 2017

    The Catholic leader says simply “pitying” the world’s poor is not enough. Read more

  • Article: The Trump White House Just Withdrew From UNESCO. Here Are 6 Reasons Why That Matters
    Citizenship

    The Trump White House Just Withdrew From UNESCO. Here Are 6 Reasons Why That Matters

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 12, 2017

    UNESCO protects the best parts of human culture. Read more