Global CO2 emissions are on track to decline by almost 8 percent this year from the pandemic causing the biggest downturn in energy use since World War II.
Humanitarian organizations offered guidelines to help 1.5 billion students who face “an unprecedented risk” if the pandemic keeps schools closed for long.
A U.N. human rights investigator urged the world body to “step up its efforts” to protect ethnic and religious minorities from the Myanmar military.
Some good can come out from the pandemic if world leaders use it to “rebuild our world for the better” by investing in clean energy, the U.N. chief said.
Global confirmed cases of COVID-19 passed 3 million as New Zealand, several European nations and a few U.S. states took steps to ease lockdowns.
The U.N. human rights chief warned some governments are abusing emergency powers to fight the pandemic by resorting to police brutality and other tactics.
China raised its donations for the WHO’s pandemic efforts to US$50 million a week after U.S. President Donald Trump halted the U.N. agency’s U.S. funding.
The U.N. General Assembly urged all nations to join in ensuring universal access to medical supplies, drugs, future vaccines and testing for the pandemic.
Governments could use energy transformations to create jobs, meet climate targets and produce GDP gains of US$98 trillion by 2050, according to a new report.
It took more than three months for global coronavirus infections to surpass the 1 million mark, and just over two weeks more to add another 1 million cases.
World leaders and public health authorities denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to halt funding for the World Health Organization.
The global economy will likely suffer the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression due to pandemic disruptions and shutdowns, IMF forecast.
False information campaigns about the coronavirus pandemic are a “grave danger” to many people’s lives around the world, UNESCO warned.
The African Development Bank Group launched emergency measures to provide up to US$10 billion in credit for those struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.
Two weeks after praising U.S. leadership in the pandemic, the U.N. health agency chief pushed back against White House attempts at scapegoating.
The world’s employees will lose working hours equivalent to 195 million jobs in the second quarter of 2020 due to the pandemic, the U.N. labor agency said.
The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating domestic violence as half the world’s population grapples with stay-at-home orders to keep the virus from spreading.
Infections surpassed 1 million and deaths exceeded 52,000 in the coronavirus pandemic, forcing lockdowns for half the world and economic collapse.
The coronavirus pandemic that has caused 47,000 deaths worldwide represents what officials call humanity’s worst crisis since World War II.