Reluctance to Vaccinate Named a Top Global Health Threat in 2019

By MJ Altman on January 22, 2019

The World Health Organization just declared “vaccine hesitancy” — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate — as one of the …

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When A Lifetime of Injustice Begins at the Altar

By Guest Author on January 18, 2019

By Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya When most girls should be starting middle school, my grandmother was getting …

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The Climate Solution Hiding in Plain Sight

By Justine Sullivan on January 11, 2019

The ever-mounting urgency of meeting the climate change challenge has prompted some minds to turn to novel and untested solutions: …

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4 Key Findings on Climate Change and Health

By Monica Dean on January 9, 2019

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), released during the 2018 climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland, reveals that …

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Americans in the UN: Army Lieutenant Colonel Serving in UN Peacekeeping

By Erika Briceno Howard on January 8, 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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6 Global Issues to Watch in 2019

By Kaysie Brown on January 4, 2019

As expected, 2018 was a doozy for international cooperation and global development, featuring a mixture of highs, lows, and anxiety …

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13 Key UN Moments from 2018

By Jenni Lee on December 21, 2018

It’s clear: The world faces complex challenges that extend beyond borders, from disease outbreaks to terrorism to climate change and …

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8 Good News Stories You May Have Missed in 2018

By MJ Altman on December 20, 2018

2018 was a rough year. Communities across the globe experienced the real and worsening effects of climate change; conflict continued …

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2018 in Review: How did the U.S. and UN Work Together?

By Peter Yeo on December 20, 2018

For the past 73 years, the United States and the United Nations have remained essential partners in resolving challenges around …

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From Analog to Digital: The United Nations Embraces Technology

By Megan Roberts on December 20, 2018

Rarely a day passes without a story on an exciting, or perhaps terrifying, advancement in technology as developers discover new …

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