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United Nations

  1. obits
    Madeleine Albright Has DiedThe first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State died on Wednesday at 84.
  2. ukraine
    People of Color Are Having a Harder Time Getting Out of UkraineBlack and South Asian civilians report being sent to the back of lines, pulled off trains and buses, and stranded at the border.
  3. power
    The U.N.’s Own Humanitarian CrisisFour years after promising to address its internal “scourge” of sexual misconduct, the multinational institution remains in conflict with itself.
  4. hellscape
    We’re Almost Out of TimeA new report on the climate crisis issues “a code red for humanity.”
  5. power
    Greta Thunberg Just Gave the Best Speech of Her Life“How dare you?” she demanded of world leaders at the U.N. “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”
  6. sustainable fashion
    Fashion Week in a Time of Climate ChangeInsiders gathered for a panel on sustainable fashion at the U.N.
  7. politics
    Trump Administration Refuses to Back U.N.’s Call for Safe AbortionA U.S. representative said he couldn’t back the resolution — which condemned violence against women — because it supported safe abortion.
  8. women’s rights
    Saudi Arabia’s Appointment to UN Women’s-Rights Commission Sparks OutrageThis is a country that still uses a male-guardianship system.
  9. gender equality
    Wonder Woman Is Out of a Job at the United Nations After Much CriticismIt turns out Wonder Woman maybe wasn’t the best rep for the U.N. gender-equality campaign.
  10. regrets
    U.N. Staff Say Naming Wonder Woman Ambassador for Women’s Empowerment Is Dumb“The bottom line appears to be that the United Nations was unable to find a real life woman that would be able to champion the rights of ALL women.”
  11. united nations
    Ban Ki-moon Wants His Successor to Be a WomanThe secretary-general of the United Nations said “it’s high time” a woman led the organization.
  12. Anne Hathaway Is Now a U.N. Goodwill AmbassadorShe joins the U.N. Women team that includes Emma Watson and Nicole Kidman.
  13. The U.N. Is Upset With Khloe Kardashian and Paris Hilton The intergovernmental organization does not appreciate celebrities taking pics with orangutans.
  14. online harassment
    The U.N.’s Cyberharassment Report Is Really BadHumans generally have a bad track record of sweeping a bunch of different behaviors into the same category.
  15. rape
    U.N. Official Ousted Amid Allegations of Sex Abuse by PeacekeepersU.N. personnel have been accused in 11 cases of sexual assault and exploitation in the Central African Republic. 
  16. equal time
    UN Women Focuses Its Attention on Gender Equality in the MediaWith help from Arianna Huffington, Tina Brown, and the Cut’s own Ann Friedman.
  17. economics
    A Modest Proposal: How to Close the Gender Wage GapThe U.N. Women report has some recommendations for achieving economic gender parity. We’ve come up with a few more.
  18. loose threads
    Fashion Folk Get Cartoonified; Peaches Geldof Is PregnantPlus, Daphne Guinness covers Harper’s Bazaar China.
  19. we wish we were there
    Marvel at Beyoncé’s ‘I Was Here’ VideoThat skin. That white dress. Those crying audience members.