Governments must be far more ambitious about cutting greenhouse gases to avoid catastrophically overheating the planet, according to a new U.N. report.
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.
NATO agreed to address China’s military goals along with Russia’s aggressiveness at a summit on threats and challenges “from all strategic directions.”
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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Donors pledged more than US$1.2 billion in emergency aid for Afghanistan at a U.N.-sponsored fundraiser as the Tabilan consolidates power.
Lockdowns and travel restrictions resulted in a “dramatic short-lived fall in emissions of key air pollutants” last year, the U.N. weather agency reported.
The U.N. health agency and other international organizations began airlifting emergency supplies to Afghanistan through neighboring Pakistan and its airline.
Almost half of the world’s 2.2 billion children face an “extremely high” potential for deadly exposure to multiple shocks, according to UNICEF.
Humanitarian aid agencies and U.N. leaders scrambled to protect civilians in Afghanistan while calling on the Taliban to end fighting and provide assurances.