United Nations

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U.S. to tackle food insecurity during U.N. events

Armed conflict, climate crises and supply chain delays are among main causes of food insecurity. Learn more about U.S. food relief efforts.
Three children in old photograph (Courtesy of Ambassador Michèle Taylor)

U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor, descendant of Holocaust survivors

Ambassador Michèle Taylor, U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council, shares her family's history during the Holocaust.
Man standing amid rubble from bombed house (© Emmanuel Duparcq/AFP/Getty Images)

Overwhelming majority of nations demand Putin end war in Ukraine

In a historic demonstration of global unity, the U.N. General Assembly voted to condemn the Russian government's attack on Ukraine.
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World isolates Putin’s regime after Ukraine invasion

From blocking financial transactions to stopping energy imports, nations acted to hold Russia's leaders accountable for the attack on Ukraine.
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World condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

World leaders are calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his invasion of Ukraine. Read their statements against the war.
Barbara Woodward, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, James Cleverly and Antony Blinken sitting (© Richard Drew/AP Images)

Blinken warns of Russia’s threat to Ukraine in U.N. speech

Secretary Blinken says the stakes in Ukraine go beyond its borders. Russia’s continued threats challenge the founding principles of the U.N.
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Countering the ‘shadow pandemic’ of gender-based violence

Around the world rates of domestic violence have spiked during COVID-19. Learn how the U.S. is working to end this "shadow pandemic."
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World urges China’s leaders to respect human rights

Nations are pressing the People's Republic of China to end rights abuses against Uyghurs and other ethnic minority group members in Xinjiang.
Man painting mural of boy reaching for apple (© Mary Altaffer/AP Images)

Murals with a message

Meet a couple who believe art can be a powerful medium to inspire social change and see their amazing results.