Evelyn Leopold

Evelyn Leopold

Evelyn Leopold is a writing fellow and correspondent for Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. She is an independent journalist based at the United Nations as resident correspondent. She was bureau chief for Reuters at the UN for 17 years, and is chair of the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists. She was awarded a gold medal in 2000 for UN reporting by the UN Correspondents Association.

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Trump spent most of the day at an event on religious discrimination, held in a basement room and not attended by many world leaders but appreciated by American evangelists. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
How Serious People Planned to Avert Climate Catastrophe at the UN (While Trump Hung Out in the Basement)
Oceans are rising, glaciers are melting, hurricanes are ruinous and deserts are expanding as climate change wreaks havoc around the world. The United Nations devoted a weekend to climate vacillations that excluded global warming deniers like President Donald Trump. “We fool ourselves if we think we...
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On women, the Trump administration and evangelicals have been unrelenting. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Monday, August 26, 2019
Trump Has Done Incalculable Damage to Humanity by Backing Out of UN Programs
The parade of diplomatic visitors to the United Nations starts in mid-September with the U.S. president in a starring role on the first day of the annual event. Having financially slashed key UN programs, are there any activities left he can damage? Or will his speech focus on “enemies” like Iran?...
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
The Earth Is Not Flat, Mr. Trump
The question is not whether climate change exists but what to do about it. It is difficult to find a respected scientist in the United States or around the world who disputes man-made contributions to climate change, certainly not the thousands of scientists first organized by the United Nations in...
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