#United Nations

  • Article: The Ocean Helped Her Family Survive. Now She Wants to Protect Marine Life.
    Environment

    The Ocean Helped Her Family Survive. Now She Wants to Protect Marine Life.

    By Joe McCarthy|May 23, 2019

    Kudzi Victorino Dykman became the first female diver certified in Mozambique. Read more

  • Article: Britain Just Appointed Its First Human Rights Ambassador
    Citizenship

    Britain Just Appointed Its First Human Rights Ambassador

    May 22, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Rita French will be based in Geneva and will focus on issues including media freedom and slavery. Read more

  • Article: Torres Strait Islanders Accuse Australia of Human Rights Violations Over Climate Inaction
    Environment

    Torres Strait Islanders Accuse Australia of Human Rights Violations Over Climate Inaction

    By Madeleine Keck|May 20, 2019

    The islanders are bringing their complaint to the United Nations. Read more

  • Article: United Nations Chief Visits Pacific Islands to Highlight Threats of Climate Change
    Environment

    United Nations Chief Visits Pacific Islands to Highlight Threats of Climate Change

    By Madeleine Keck|May 15, 2019

    Guterres’ visit is aimed at increasing momentum ahead of the Climate Action Summit in September. Read more

  • Article: Athletics South Africa Is Going To Appeal Testosterone Ruling Against Caster Semenya
    Girls & Women

    Athletics South Africa Is Going To Appeal Testosterone Ruling Against Caster Semenya

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 14, 2019

    World athletics body IAAF wants Semenya to take hormones or stop racing against other women. Read more

  • Article: 1 Million Animals and Plants Could Go Extinct Because of Humans: Report
    Environment

    1 Million Animals and Plants Could Go Extinct Because of Humans: Report

    By Erica SanchezGaëlle Langué  and  Joe McCarthy|May 6, 2019

    “Just counting species may not sufficiently convey the risk we face.” Read more

  • Article: North Korea Cuts Food Rations to Just 11 Ounces Per Day
    Food & Hunger

    North Korea Cuts Food Rations to Just 11 Ounces Per Day

    By Joe McCarthy|May 3, 2019

    More than 10.1 million people face severe food insecurity. Read more

  • Article: Mass Cholera Vaccination Campaign Gets Underway in Mozambique After Cyclone Idai
    Health

    Mass Cholera Vaccination Campaign Gets Underway in Mozambique After Cyclone Idai

    April 5, 2019|Voice of America

    There have already been more than 1,400 cases of cholera and two deaths. Read more