United Nations

If You Care About the Future of the Planet, the Next Two Weeks Matter
December 03, 2014

We'll have a few more answers when this summit is over.

The U.S. Is Still Violating the Anti-Torture Treaty It Signed 20 Years Ago
October 21, 2014

And with good reason—we've been egregiously violating our treaty on torture for years. 

300,000 People Just Marched About Climate Change. Will It Matter?
September 22, 2014

There's lots of work to do. But Sunday's march in New York shows lots of people want action.

What to Expect from the Big Climate Summit
September 22, 2014

Lots of people are pessimistic, but don't write it off yet

The Killer Fog That United Labor and Environmentalists
September 19, 2014

It killed 20 people and completely changed environmental politics.

Will Britain Lose its Seat on the U.N. Security Council Seat if Scotland Becomes Independent?
September 16, 2014

The United Kingdom has been on the U.N. Security Council since its creation in 1946. Would Scottish independence change that?

This Might be Obama's Last Chance to Do Something Major About Climate Change
September 15, 2014

A preview of what a world agreement could and couldn't do to contain global warming. 

Climate Change Is About to Have a Populist Moment
September 12, 2014

What the largest climate march in history can and can't do.

Give Palestine—Not the U.N.—the Money, Responsibility, and Glory
August 29, 2014

What the UNRWA's representative in D.C. misunderstands about our argument.