5 Things to Watch at the World Health Assembly

By Rachel Smidt on May 17, 2019

As global health experts gather at the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) from May 19-28, what are the pressing issues …

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(S)heroes of the UN: Protecting the World’s Most Vulnerable People

By Jenni Lee on May 14, 2019

Lise Grande leads the United Nations’ efforts to provide lifesaving aid to more than 21 million people caught in the …

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Meet 5 Moms Standing Up for Urgent Climate Action

By Chandler Green on May 12, 2019

Young people are not the only voices speaking out for urgent action on climate change. Across the globe, mothers who …

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Key Findings to Know from the IPBES Report on Biodiversity

By Monica Dean on May 6, 2019

Our natural world is on life support, but if we support and restore nature, it could be one of our …

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Defending Journalism on World Press Freedom Day and Every Day

By Rajesh Mirchandani on May 3, 2019

In Myanmar, Reuters reporters Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone have been reporting on atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in …

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Americans in the UN: Election Assistance Around the World

By Erika Briceno Howard on April 30, 2019

As part of our “Americans in the UN” project to share the stories of Americans who work for the United …

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Strengthening UN Finances to Avoid Crisis for Missions and People

By Wasim Mir on April 29, 2019

The United Nations is facing a cash crunch. At the beginning of 2019, Secretary-General António Guterres wrote to UN member …

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The Road Ahead in the Fight Against Superbugs

By Kate Dodson on April 29, 2019

On April 29, experts from the United Nations and other organizations released a groundbreaking report – the culmination of more …

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People Everywhere Are Taking Climate Action. Leaders, What Are YOU Doing?

By Rajesh Mirchandani on April 22, 2019

The impossible is becoming possible – especially if you’re Burger King. The fast food giant partnered with plant-based food company …

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Protectors of Progress: Ruth Stands Up for Climate Justice

By MJ Altman and Chandler Green on April 22, 2019

Ruth Miller grew up in a household where social justice and family ancestry were common topics at the dinner table. …

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