United Nations

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Disabled people are ‘lost and excluded’ when disasters hit, says UN advocate
Lack of data and fallout from Covid both hamper equal rights, and women suffer worst, says new chair of UN disability rights committee

Sarah Johnson

28, Mar, 2023 @5:30 AM

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‘We are very vulnerable’: cyclone-hit Vanuatu pins climate hopes on UN vote
Pacific nation is sponsoring resolution that will ask ICJ to rule on consequences for climate inaction

Pete McKenzie in New York

28, Mar, 2023 @12:49 AM

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Russian soldiers should be allowed to compete at Olympics, says UN expert
Alexandra Xanthaki provoked outrage by telling the IOC that Russian soldiers who have fought in Ukraine should be allowed at Paris Games – as long as they have not committed war crimes

Sean Ingle

27, Mar, 2023 @2:38 PM

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Older people like me need to start protesting for our planet | Bill McKibben
I’m proud to be part of Third Act, a climate activist organization for people over the age of 60

Bill McKibben

27, Mar, 2023 @1:38 PM

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First global water conference in 50 years yields hundreds of pledges, zero checks
Non-binding commitments, paucity of scientific data and poor representation of global south left a lot to be desired at summit

Nina Lakhani and Oliver Milman in New York

25, Mar, 2023 @12:15 AM

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Forget geoengineering. We need to stop burning fossil fuels. Right now | Rebecca Solnit
Pie-in-the-sky fantasies of carbon capture and geoengineering are a way for decision-makers to delay taking real action

Rebecca Solnit

24, Mar, 2023 @10:10 AM

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UN conference hears litany of water disasters linked to climate crisis
Accounts of global impact of floods, droughts and storms at New York meeting add to pressure to make water central to Cop28

Nina Lakhani and Oliver Milman in New York

23, Mar, 2023 @8:33 PM

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Spanish PM to discuss Ukraine with Xi Jinping on visit to China
Pedro Sánchez says he will tell Chinese leader it must be Ukrainians who ‘lay down conditions’ for any peace agreement

Sam Jones in Madrid

23, Mar, 2023 @1:39 PM

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UN warns of ‘draining humanity’s lifeblood’ amid worsening water scarcity
Secretary general urges countries to tackle ‘vampiric overconsumption’, water guzzling industries and climate crisis

Nina Lakhani in New York

22, Mar, 2023 @8:38 PM

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UN calls for foreign intervention in Haiti as violence surges
‘Specialized support force’ urged for Caribbean state where 530 have been killed in gang-led violence so far this year

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

21, Mar, 2023 @3:44 PM

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The Guardian view on the IPCC warning: a last chance to save the planet | Editorial
Editorial: Tackling the climate emergency needs public funding, but without socialising the risk and allowing banks to privatise the profit


20, Mar, 2023 @7:03 PM

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Iran rights violations amount to crime against humanity, says UN expert
Remarks by Javaid Rehman come as EU and UK impose fresh sanctions on Iranian individuals

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

20, Mar, 2023 @6:51 PM

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