United Nations

Children are gathered around a large black and white sign that reads, "I Am a Child."

U.S. Has World's Highest Child Incarceration Rates

Human rights attorney presents study to United Nations about United States’ “inhumane treatment” of young people.

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REPORT: Coastal Communities Face Catastrophic Future Due to Climate Change

“The oceans are sending us so many warning signals that we need to get emissions under control.”

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ICE Stops Force-Feeding Immigrant Hunger Strikers Held in El Paso Detention Center

A total of 12 men have been refusing to eat to protest the conditions, treatment and length of their detainment. 

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Watch the UN Speech That Got Marc Lamont Hill Fired From CNN

The author, scholar and activist delivered the remarks at the United Nations as part of the annual programming for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

United Nations calls on United States to end practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.N. Calls on U.S. to Halt Family Separation at Mexico Border

The United Nations says children fleeing Central American violence warrant international protection.

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UN Report: Puerto Rico Debt-Fighting Measures Must Not Impact Human Rights

“The population in Puerto Rico cannot be held hostage to past irresponsible borrowing and lending.”

Colorlines screenshot of SDG U.S. Dashboard, taken from the report on July 25, 2016.

The U.S. is Lagging on U.N. Goals for 'Sustainable Development'

The United States ranks No. 25 out of 149 countries evaluated in a new report. 

Janet Mock and Alicia Garza Talk Race, Gender at United Nations

The activists and others presented at the United Nations as part of the Recognition, Justice and Development: Women of African descent event.

This Reddit #AskMeAnything Aims to Tackle Racial Discrimination

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Starting at 4 p.m. EST, the United Nation’s Gay McDougall will offer up real talk about the fight against racism both here and abroad.

Queen Latifah, Freida Pinto Join New Production Company to Empower Women

The women joined forces for the launch of We Do It Together. 

U.N. Working Group Says U.S. Should Pay Black Americans Reparations

“Past injustices and crimes against African Americans need to be addressed with reparatory justice.”

Why Flint's Toxic Water Forced the Mayor to Declare a State of Emergency

The number of young children with elevated lead levels has doubled since the Michigan city began getting its water from the local river.

What The World Sees In Ferguson; U.N. Secretary General Urges Restraint

Timing of Ferguson protests coincides with international review in Geneva of U.S. progress on eliminating racism

U.N. Warns Against Deportations of Child Migrants

President Obama intends to deport most who’ve made it to the U.S.

U.S. Reports to U.N. on Ending Racial Bias, With No Plan of Its Own

U.S. says it can do more to address racial injustice. Civil rights group agree.

U.N. Official Recommends U.S. Return Mt. Rushmore to Sioux

A United Nations human rights official has recommended the U.S. turn over control of lands considered to be sacred to Native Americans, including the site of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

As U.N. Debates Palestinian Statehood, Palestinian People Still Ignored

The Palestinian Authority has set in motion a diplomatic frenzy over its citizens’ right to self-determination. But something obvious remains lost in the maneuvering between the White House, Abbas and Israel: The Palestinian people.

A Snapshot of Global LGBT Rights, From New York to the United Nations

New York’s not the only place where equality is spreading–but being gay is punishable by imprisonment in dozens of nations.

U.S. May Back Indigenous Rights, But Not Accountability for Them

The administration has given itself plenty of wiggle room on the global stage.

Climate Talks Tank, Global South Sinks Further

Poor countries are stuck between the bickering of China and the West.