Kofi Annan, 80, a popular UN Secretary-General from Africa, is dead

Kofi Annan led the UN for two terms, from 1997 through 2006, winning the Nobel Peace Prize for himself and the organization in 2001.
Aug 22, 2018

Seattle is a UNESCO City of Literature

The recognition from UNESCO comes as the United States announces that it will withdraw from the organization because of differences in policy.
Nov 1, 2017

Washington lawmakers echo global push to end death penalty

Washington lawmakers offer bipartisan legislation that would end capital punishment in this state.
Jan 30, 2017

UN official speaks about engaging Seattle in refugee crisis

The Seattle Globalist and Crosscut caught up with Kelly Clements, the deputy high commissioner for refugees for the United Nations refugee agency.
Apr 22, 2016

UN rules Nestora Salgado illegally detained in Mexico

Supporters of Nestora Salgado, a U.S. citizen who organized a community police force, are urging the U.S. government to press Mexico for her freedom.
Feb 9, 2016

U.N. votes to allow Palestine flag at headquarters

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday approved a Palestinian resolution that will allow Palestine to fly its flag at U.N. headquarters.
Sep 10, 2015

Cool graphic visualizes two decades of global migration

A newly released interactive graphic shows visualizes millions of individuals migrating between countries over the past 20 years.
Mar 31, 2014