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North Korea accuses US of ‘unlawful brutal robbery’ after it commandeered a cargo ship and sailed it to American Samoa

The US Department of Justice said it seized the "Wise Honest," one of North Korea's largest, accusing it of coal shipments that violate UN sanctions.
A Saibai warrior from the Torres Strait Islands of far-northern Australia.

A group of Torres Strait Islanders filed a landmark UN human rights complaint against the Australian government for failing to act on climate change

A group of Torres Strait Islanders filed a landmark complaint with the United Nations against the Australian government in response to climate change.
A male polar bear waits patiently for the sea ice on Hudson bay to freeze. These bears are vulnerable to extinction.

Up to 1 million species are facing extinction, according to a new UN report. Without them, we could run out of food.

A new United Nations report on the world's biodiversity found that between 500,000 and 1 million species face extinction due to habitat destruction.
The United Nations Security Council meets at U.N. headquarters, April 23, 2019 in New York City. Member nations of the Security Council are considering a resolution concerning sexual violence in conflict, which would classify rape as a weapon of war.

The US removed ‘sexual health’ language from a UN anti-rape resolution, the latest example of America’s shifting global priorities

The US used a veto threat to remove language on sexual health in a UN anti-rape resolution, the latest example of the US's shifting global priorities.
US President Donald Trump gestures to guests at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum at the 148th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Trump told a cheering NRA crowd that the US is withdrawing from a UN treaty that regulates the global arms trade

Trump told the NRA in Indianapolis that the UN Arms Trade Treaty was "badly misguided" and said that the US was withdrawing its signature.
People walk past the United Nations headquarters on September 26, 2018 in New York City. World leaders gathered for the 73rd annual meeting at the UN headquarters in Manhattan.

The US is threatening to veto a UN resolution intended to offer support to survivors of rape because of reproductive health language

The US is reportedly threatening to veto a UN resolution that would prevent rape as a weapon of war and terrorism, because it mentions sexual health.

Trump says he considered his daughter Ivanka for high-level positions at the UN and the World Bank because she’s ‘very good with numbers&#...

Trump insisted nominating Ivanka for roles at the UN and World Bank "would’ve had nothing to do with nepotism" and she would have been "incredible."
A rendering of Oceanix City.

The UN is supporting a design for a new floating city that can withstand Category 5 hurricanes

Floating cities could help address two global challenges: sea level rise and a lack of affordable housing.
Sir David Attenborough has delivered a grave warning about the future of our planet.

David Attenborough warns of the ‘collapse of our civilizations,’ if climate change continues to be ignored

"If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon."