united nations

China’s vice foreign minister had to explain to Trump they didn’t invent climate change

This is now the world we live in, folks.

Kylie Cheung | November 17, 2016 - 6:53 pm

Wonder Woman became an honorary U.N. ambassador and a lot of people are pissed

Global politics just got superpowered.

Kelly Kanayama | October 24, 2016 - 2:03 pm

The UN reveals a shocking new statistic about abortion around the world

Obstacles placed around having abortions don’t actually mitigate them: they just make things exponentially more dangerous for women.

Kylie Cheung | September 28, 2016 - 3:09 pm

7 Easy Ways To Donate $20 And Actually Do Something Amazing For Women

Let’s be real: You were probably just going to spend it on takeout, anyway, so why not just donate to one of these amazing, pro-women organizations, instead?

Kylie Cheung | May 11, 2016 - 11:56 pm

The Jolie-Pitts Are House-Hunting In London So Angelina Can Pursue Her Political Career

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are house-hunting in London so that Ange can continue to pursue her career in politics. You know what I just realized? Angelina Jolie

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 28, 2015 - 5:30 pm

UN: Ban Peacekeeping Troops Who Commit Child Abuse

A UN peacekeeping review is urging a ban on peacekeeping operations from countries whose troops have abused children.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 17, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Michael Brown’s Parents Spoke To The UN About Justice In Ferguson

Michael Brown’s parents gave a statement to the UN about the need for justice in Ferguson, Missouri. [The Root]
Jeff Osborne isn’t sorry for the Nazi imagery in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Watch Emma Watson Address The United Nations On Gender Equality

On Saturday, Emma Watson delivered a stirring speech to the United Nations about gender inequality, addressing the stereotypes that impact and limit the rights of both men and women (while…

Claire Hannum | September 22, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Ireland’s Ban On Abortion Will Be Challenged At The U.N.

Amanda Mellet, a 38-year-old Irishwoman, is filing a petition with the United Nations Human Rights Committee to challenge her country’s ban on abortion. In Ireland, a predominantly Catholic country, abortion…

Claire Hannum | November 13, 2013 - 7:00 pm

6 Things To Know About The UN’s Commission On The Status Of Women

March is Women’s History Month, and this Friday is International Women’s Day. (And March is  my birth month — so many reasons to celebrate!) Fitting then that this week  kicked off…

Sarah Gray | March 7, 2013 - 10:20 am

Access To Contraception Is A Human Right, United Nation Declares

Access to contraception is a universal human right, the United Nations has declared. The annual report “State Of The World Population 2012,” released today by the U.N. Population Fund regarding…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2012 - 3:40 pm
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