Ban Ki-moon

Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct

Keri Claussen Khalighi was a 17-year-old fashion model from a farm town in Nebraska when she met Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons at a casting call.<p>Ratner was an up-and-coming music video director and a protege of Simmons, the Def Jam Recordings mogul. They took Khalighi to dinner one night in 1991 …

Brett Ratner

World Toilet Day: Why it's no joke that 4.5bn people can't relieve themselves in their own home

A lack of access to sanitary toilets is killing people across the world.<p>Unless you're four years old, toilets aren't funny. In fact, in many parts of …

Akshay Kumar

Opinion: What actually happened at the Bonn climate conference — and why it matters

Two weeks, 25,000 people, late-night compromise: This year's UN climate talks were more process than results. But important threads emerged — at …

Climate

UN secretary-general António Guterres on Trump and North Korea

The ninth secretary-general of the United Nations sits in a room on the 38th floor of the UN tower in New York, and waves his hand at a collection of …

North Korea

The Revolutionary Potential of Journalism in Morocco

Just before the launch of a major protest march in the northern Moroccan city of Al Hoceima this July, state-security forces arrested prominent …

Liberal View

Lab-grown synthetic nanobots may officially end antibiotic resistance

Down With Resistance<p>Antibiotic resistance is a serious problem facing humanity. Bacterial infections, once treatable with a simple dose of …

Microbiology

Rodrigo Duterte preceded hosting Trump with tirades against his human rights critics

It’s fair to say that Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte is a tad touchy about his human rights record. If any reminders were needed, he provided plenty in the days before Donald Trump made his way to Southeast Asia, where the two leaders met for the first time over the weekend at the APEC …

Donald Trump

Ban Ki-moon on Trump, Climate Change, the UN, and His Favorite Foods by Harvard University - Listen to music

Harvard

Hundreds join pride march in India, where gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison

New Delhi — Hundreds of gay rights activists and supporters, many wearing colorful costumes and holding balloons, marched through India's capital on …

LGBTQ

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Goodall Fanboy, Leans Hard Into Environmentalism on His Instagram

Leonardo DiCaprio posted his first Instagram on September 23, 2014. It’s faintly yellow-hued, the white balance slightly off in the way of Instagrams on early iPhone models; in the photo, DiCaprio poses, smizing, alongside United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon. Later that day, he posted …

Leonardo Dicaprio

UN Deputy Chief Accused of Approving Illegal Wood Exports

The United Nations’ second-highest ranking official, Amina Mohammed, has been accused by an advocacy group of allowing illegal exports of endangered …

Business

Ban Ki-moon: U.S. must adopt universal health care

In a speech on Tuesday, the former UN secretary-general called on the U.S. to fight “powerful interests”<p>Former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon urged Americans to rally around universal health care and stand up to "powerful interests" during a speech in New York City on Tuesday.<p>Ban said …

Health Care

Ban Ki-moon Talks Global Citizenship, Life Among ‘The Elders’ and the Power of Sports to Ignite Change

Chiara Boni, Veronica and Anna Bulgari, Claudio del Vecchio and Chiara Ferragamo helped the American-Italian Cancer Foundation salute former …

Climate

Bula, World! Fiji’s Call to Uphold the Paris Vision

<i>Paris Climate Summit, December 2015. (Loren is one of the dots in the peace sign.) Photo by Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Spectral Q.</i> <br>###<p>My daughter Maya …

Climate

The Path Ahead

Inside, do you want to be outside?<p>Without realizing it, we are becoming the world's first indoor species.<br>Are we too late to change course?<p>The …

United Nations

UN reports 31 allegations of sex abuse and exploitation

The United Nations reported 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in three months Friday, with nearly half of those involving staff or …

Central African Republic

Blockchain and Global Health

Every year, some $455 billion of the world’s health care spending is lost to fraud—an amount that is more than the GDPs of Finland and Sri Lanka …

United Nations

Why Corporate Social Responsibility Takes Precedent Over Reputation

After years of practicing corporate social responsibility, I’m still surprised how often companies mix up their priorities. Practicing CSR isn’t about being seen on big sustainability lists — it’s about creating strategies that produce measurable results and lasting impacts.<p>Putting strategy ahead …

Philanthropy

I've Met The World's Future Leaders, And They Give Me Hope

The vision of the strong leader single-handedly forcing through their agenda is not one that impresses the next generation of global policy …

Leadership

Africa:Burundi First Country to Leave International Criminal Court

[Deutsche Welle] An ICC spokesman has confirmed that Burundi's pullout takes effect on Friday, a year after the country notified the court of its …

Africa

Peacekeepers in name only

SINCE the end of August, more than half of the 1m Rohingyas in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar have fled across the border to Bangladesh. The flight …

Africa

Zimbabwe:From Mugabe to Wonder Woman - When Goodwill Ambassadors Go Bad

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -"The decision to appoint a goodwill ambassador can backfire if the organisation - or brand - doesn't understand …

Wonder Woman

It's Essential For The Young And Old To Actually Talk To Each Other For The Sake Of World Peace

<b>Monday evening, I walked alongside Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel, businessman and philanthropist Richard Branson and former global world leaders</b> …

World Peace

Nelson Mandela's group The Elders just united from around the world to march for peace

Mandela's widow, Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-Moon among those calling for global peace during London march.<p>Walk Together campaign will continue until July …

Africa

'We will be toasted, roasted and grilled': IMF chief sounds climate change warning

Christine Lagarde warns of ‘dark future’ if the world fails to take steps to address global warming<p>The world will be in deep trouble if it fails to tackle climate change and inequality, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has warned.<p>“If we don’t address these issues... we will be moving to a …

Environment

Gunter: Broken promises shatter Trudeau’s Sunny Ways

<b>BY LORNE GUNTER</b><p>As if Canadians needed any additional reminders that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just isn’t very good at his job, a new handful of …

Canadian News

A new round of broken promises shatter Trudeau’s Sunny Ways

<b>BY LORNE GUNTER</b><p>As if Canadians needed any additional reminders that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just isn’t very good at his job, a new handful of …

Canadian News

Elton John named Harvard Humanitarian of the Year

Sir Elton John, AIDS activist and Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning musician, has been named recipient of the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. …

Harvard

IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns of 'dark future' over climate change, inequality

<b>Riyadh:</b> The world faces a "dark future" if it fails to tackle climate change and inequality, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned on …

Climate

U.S. Is Officially The Only Country Besides Syria Not To Support Paris Climate Deal

Nicaragua signed on after initially refusing because the targets weren't ambitious enough.<p>Nicaragua has officially joined the Paris climate accord, leaving just two countries to not support the deal ― the United States and Syria.<p>“It is the only instrument we have in the world that allows the unity …

Climate