A United Nations poverty expert sent letters to Amazon, DoorDash, and Walmart, demanding they address allegations of extremely low wages and misclassifying workers as contractors.
The resolution was passed with 120 countries in support, 14 countries against, and 45 abstaining, including Australia.
Stigma around using contraception before marriage and the belief that only sex workers contract STIs is driving a sexual health crisis in Laos, and a new railway connecting into China could make things even worse.
A DR Congo representative accused Rwanda of stealing mountain gorillas and chimpanzees from the country’s forest in a wild tangent.
“We were forced to sing patriotic song after patriotic song every day, as loud as possible and until it hurts, until our faces become red and our veins appeared on our face.”
About 10 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into our oceans every year—the equivalent of a garbage truck of plastic every minute. A new UN treaty is trying to fight that.
“There is no purgatory for war criminals. They go straight to hell, ambassador.”
COP26 is overflowing with more than 500 oil and gas executives from companies like Shell and BP.
Several reports have recently surfaced of people being mistreated using restraint chairs—even resulting in death, in extreme circumstances.