March 04, 2020
According to a Washington Post report, inspectors from the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency have reported a near-tripling of Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium since November, with total holdings more than three times the 300-kilogram limit set by the nuclear accord.
March 03, 2020
According to Politico, a new United Nations ("U.N.") survey indicates that, although the vast majority of U.N. staff say they are proud to work there, they have less confidence in the ability of U.N. leaders to position the world body to confront the challenges ahead.
February 14, 2020
In an interview with Politico, Izumi Nakamitsu, the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Disarmament Affairs, expressed hope that agreement could still be reached on key measures contained in the UN’s Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons relating to regulation of lethal autonomous weapons, known as “killer robots.”
February 12, 2020
World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus describes the Coronavirus, now formally named COVID-19, as a very grave global threat that could create significant political, social and economic upheaval.
February 05, 2020
The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development has created a Global Citizenship Curriculum designed to "create the empathetic citizens we need in the future to save the world."
January 29, 2020
According to documents leaked to the New Humanitarian, The United Nations suffered a "serious" hack to its "core infrastructure" that potentially compromised officials and employees and declined to notify the public of the incident.
January 22, 2020
The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is appealing for $375.5 million to support its efforts to promote and protect human rights in dozens of countries around the world.
January 15, 2020
Writing in PassBlue, Stephen Browne explains the persisting need for the United Nations to reform its development system, where services, training and research are administered by more than 30 separately managed organizations and a similar number of departments, institutes and commissions.
January 08, 2020
After years of funding cuts, politicization, and growing competition from other education actors, such as the Global Education Forum, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ("UNESCO") is pursuing a new strategy to step up its coordinating role for the global education community.
January 01, 2020
As he departs his post, Andrew Gilmour, the outgoing United Nations assistant secretary-general for human rights, blames "populist authoritarian nationalists" in North America, South America, Europe and Asia for "a backlash against human rights on every front, especially the rights of women and LGBT communities."