Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the global number of people fleeing wars, conflicts or human rights violations rose to almost 82.4 million last year.
The rise of ESG investing creates an “urgent demand for global standards,” says an organization working on them as the next U.N. climate summit nears.
Climate activists used the 2015 Paris Agreement to win a Dutch court ruling ordering Royal Dutch Shell to cut carbon emissions nearly in half this decade.
The U.N. General Assembly is expected to approve a resolution urging Myanmar’s military to end violence and restore democracy.
U.N. climate officials reported some progress in talks but “a significant amount of work” remains before a November summit.
The Arab League urged the U.N. Security Council to intervene in a regional dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda called on Sudan to hand over Omar al-Bashir and other Darfur war crime suspects.
WasteAid and musicMagpie partnered to create a “Mount Recyclemore” sculpture of G-7 leaders in Cornwall.
The ILO reported first-quarter employment losses globally were equivalent to 140 million full-time jobs.
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U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres was re-elected to lead the world body for the next five years, winning the General Assembly’s unanimous support.
With U.S.-Russia tensions nearing Cold War-era dimensions, Presidents Biden and Putin used Swiss diplomacy to agree to nuclear talks and other measures.
The E.U. and U.S. announced a deal to end the bitter trade dispute between Airbus and Boeing as E.U. leaders and U.S. President Joe Biden met in Brussels.
NATO agreed to address China’s military goals along with Russia’s aggressiveness at a summit on threats and challenges “from all strategic directions.”
The G-7 summit wrapped up with vows to end the pandemic, fight climate change and incorporate U.S. President Biden’s pledge to “build back better.”