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This guy gets world leaders to sign baseballs by hanging out at the UN

This guy gets world leaders to sign baseballs by hanging out at the UN
Livable Planet

Here's What's Next for the UN as They Move Closer to Their Global Goals Deadline

A forum convened this summer for countries to report on progress they’ve made in advance of the two year anniversary of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Are we on the mark or too far gone?
Molly Bangs
Nuclear Weapons

No countries with nukes adopted the U.N.'s "historic" nuke ban

Alexa Liautaud

Here's How Zero-Tolerance Drug Policies Have Damaged Public Health Worldwide

Health experts from around the world authored a report on the excesses of the drug war that they hope will encourage officials to undo some of this damage at the coming UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs.
Sydney Lupkin

Russia Wants to Ban Space Weapons, But Could End Up Creating More Problems Than It Solves

Space weapons are like a zombie plague for satellites. This Russian proposal to ban them may end up creating more questions than it answers.
Ryan Faith

Whistleblowers in Peril as Government Policies Shaft Press Freedoms

A report by the UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression called for greater protections for journalistic sources — particularly those that publicly or privately expose malfeasance.
Samuel Oakford

Netanyahu Says It's 'Deja Vu All Over Again' for Israel at the United Nations

Netanyahu offered another take on familiar themes in his address before the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City.
Samuel Oakford

Palestine Leader Scraps Oslo Accords with Israel as Flag Goes Up at the UN

"We will not remain the only ones committed to the implementation of these agreements, while Israel continuously violates them," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared.
Samuel Oakford

Bolivian President Evo Morales Wants Fourth Crack at the Job

Bolivian legislators approve a reform that could open the way for Morales to run for a fourth term in 2019, if it is ratified in a referundum in February
Jo Tuckman
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Vladimir Putin Says He Wants to Create a Global Coalition Against Terrorism

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly in more than a decade, the Russian president proposed an anti-ISIS alliance "similar to the anti-Hitler" coalition.
Mike Pearl
New York

Obama Hits Putin Hard at the UN, But Says He's Willing to Work With Russia and Iran on Syria

President Obama took aim at Moscow in his address at the UN's General Assembly general debate on Monday, just hours before a planned bilateral meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Samuel Oakford

Live Feed from the United Nations General Assembly

The day's speakers will include US President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.