Al Jazeera has created a series of data visualizations showing how each nation has voted at the United Nations. Al Jazeera analyzed the 6,112 roll-call votes that took place between 1946 to 2018 at the UN General Assembly, and the visualizations show how the debate has shifted from topics such as colonialism to topics such as human rights, disarmament, and economic development. Users can interact with the visualizations to see how different countries voted on a particular issue.
Visualizing Debate at the UN General Assembly
Michael McLaughlin is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He researches and writes about a variety of issues related to information technology and Internet policy, including digital platforms, e-government, and artificial intelligence. Michael graduated from Wake Forest University, where he majored in Communication with Minors in Politics and International Affairs and Journalism. He received his Master’s in Communication at Stanford University, specializing in Data Journalism.
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