The Jordanian cigarette factory’s grand inauguration was attended by the UK ambassador to Yemen.

‘I accept it was a mistake’ to attend the event, said Michael Aron. Photograph: Ali Al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images

The latest instance of British diplomats flouting stringent rules against mingling with the tobacco industry abroad was a UK ambassador who attended the opening ceremony of a Jordanian cigarette factory that is partially owned by British American Tobacco (BAT) and gave a televised interview in which he praised the new facility. The British embassy in … Read more

High Seas Treaty: Finally Reached at UN to Protect Marine Biodiversity

High Seas Treaty

After almost two decades of negotiations, United Nations member states have reached a historic deal to protect the high seas, providing a legal framework for parts of the ocean outside national boundaries. This treaty is crucial for enforcing the 30×30 pledge made by countries at the UN biodiversity conference in December, committing to protect a … Read more