In Brief

K-pop superstars BTS were appointed South Korea’s celebrity diplomats to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The U.N. Environment Program said the health-damaging era of leaded gasoline ended in July, when Algeria stopped selling it.

The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning Myanmar’s military coup and urging a halt in arms sales to the nation.

U.N. climate officials reported some progress in talks but “a significant amount of work” remains before a November summit.

ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda called on Sudan to hand over Omar al-Bashir and other Darfur war crime suspects.

The ILO reported first-quarter employment losses globally were equivalent to 140 million full-time jobs.

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