The outgoing assistant secretary-general for human rights said the regression of the past 10 years hasn’t equaled the advances that began in the late 1970s — but it is serious, widespread and regrettable.
By Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
Climate talks in Madrid ended Sunday with little agreement on addressing what many say is the single greatest challenge facing humanity. At the annual gathering, known as COP, the world’s largest polluters were unable to agree on stronger plans to…
Later Saturday, Chilean diplomat Andrés Landerretche told reporters that a fresh compromise would be circulated Saturday afternoon, but insisted that there would have to be trade-offs if there was to be a deal supported by all countries.
By Frank Jordans, Associated Press
In 2017, the Myanmar military unleashed a reign of terror on Rohingya Muslims. According to the U.N., soldiers tortured, raped and killed civilians, driving hundreds of thousands to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. Now the International Court of Justice is trying…
By Aleksandar Furtula, Lorne Cook, Associated Press
More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape what has been called an ethnic cleansing campaign involving mass rapes, killings and the torching of homes.
The United Nations has an alarming assessment of climate change and how countries around the world are not doing nearly enough to slow its damage before it becomes worse. The report finds that the warming effect of greenhouse gases on…
By Associated Press
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Anil Raj, a civilian aid worker from San Francisco, was killed in a weekend attack on a U.N. vehicle in Afghanistan.
By Jamey Keaten, Frank Jordans, Associated Press
Countries need to begin making steep cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions immediately, or risk missing agreed targets for limiting global warming, the United Nations has said.
By Ben Finley, Associated Press
After attending a climate conference in Spain, Thunberg hopes she’ll make it home for Christmas and to be with her family and her dogs.
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