united nations

Between Europe's Borders

Life in the Last Capital City Still Split by a Border Zone

For decades, a hard border has divided Greek Cyprus and Turkish Cyprus, through Nicosia. One photographer spoke to those on both sides.
Marcos Andronicou

ISIS Is Using Internet Propaganda to Maintain a 'Virtual Caliphate', UN Report Says

The report, which argues the internet still gives the terror group global reach, urges nations to spy on the dark web.
Ben Makuch
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Parts of Asia Are On Their Way to Becoming Unliveable

Studies have found that living in some Indian cities might soon become a gamble.
Meera Navlakha

1 Million Species Are Threatened with Extinction Thanks to Humans, UN Report Says

A comprehensive United Nations report compiled by more than 450 researchers warns of a dire future for both humans and nature if business continues as usual.
Becky Ferreira

Here's Fresh Evidence the Drug War Is a 'Horrific Failure'

"The international drug control system promised a world free of drugs, but has delivered the exact opposite."
Max Daly
summer of screamo

What Records Best Capture the Last Decade of Hardcore?

An unofficial guide to newish hardcore for stubborn old fans.
Dan Ozzi
blind spots

Geoff Rickly Listens to Sun Ra's 'Space Is the Place' for the First Time

Welcome to Blind Spots, in which we force some of our favourite artists to finally check out the most famous albums they've never heard.
Josh Terry
The Greatest Things Of All Time

Pitbull Is Going to Save the Environment, Thank God

Al Gore who? Mr. Worldwide has been named the Clean Water Here Global Ambassador and will address the UN about the need for clean water around the world.
Phil Witmer

It's Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons, Guys

"Those with power are never going to give up their power voluntarily. It has to be a demand from others."
Mark Hay
indigenous incarceration

UN Finds Indigenous Youth Are 'Punished for Being Poor'

Young Aboriginals are going to prison for behavior associated with being poor and bored, but not dangerous.
Katherine Gillespie

We Asked an International Law Expert if the UN Could Actually Ban Tech House

"The UN security council isn't even able to act on the war in Syria, so how would they pass a resolution banning tech house?"
Angus Harrison
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indonesia's Alleged Human Rights Abuse in West Papua Is Getting International Attention

Allegations of "extrajudicial executions, fatal shootings of peaceful demonstrators, and persistent violence against Papuan women​" were raised at the UN this week.
Maddison Connaughton