Terje Rød Larsen resigned as head of International Peace Institute due to his “failed judgment” in taking money from Jeffrey Epstein, IPI’s board announced.
Pandemics will become more frequent, faster-spreading and deadlier than COVID-19 if Earth’s natural life support systems are not restored, IPBES reported.
The U.S. upended WTO’s selection of its next director-general as the sole nation to back South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee over Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Global foreign direct investment plummeted by 49 percent during the first half of 2020 compared with a year ago due to the pandemic, UNCTAD reported.
French authorities made a high-profile genocide trial possible by transferring a long-sought fugitive in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to a U.N. criminal court.
Fifty nations ratified a treaty to ban nuclear weapons that will enter into force in 90 days, the U.N. confirmed on the same day it was founded 75 years ago.
Libya’s two main warring sides signed a U.N.-brokered ceasefire deal that also requires military pullouts by Russia, Turkey and other regional powers.
OSCE election observers reported widespread concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to uncercut voter confidence in the presidential election.
Russia vehemently denied accusations and charges by British and American authorities that its agents planned or carried out hacks of Olympic Games.
A new report finds the $100 billion chocolate industry’s promise to ILO to eliminate child slavery not only remains unfulfilled — things have gotten worse.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide topped 40 million with 1.1 million deaths as a second wave of the virus hits European nations.
The final phase of a race to become WTO’s next director-general began with two well-qualified women from Nigeria and South Korea vying for the top post.
The signatories to the Iran nuclear deal allowed a U.N.-imposed embargo on arms trade with the nation and some travel bans to expire as planned.
Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to extend the New START treaty as is, but U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration called it a “non-starter.”
Experts cautioned a move by the world’s richest countries to give the poorest ones more time to pay off debts will not do enough to alleviate massive suffering.
The pandemic-hit global economy is expected to contract by as much as 4.4 percent this year, the International Monetary Fund forecast.
Despite criticism from the U.S. and human rights groups, China, Cuba and Russia were among 15 nations that won seats on the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Seven nations joined the U.S. in signing agreements to reinforce and use international rules for peacefully cooperating on and around the Moon’s surface.
A new report found disasters due to weather may force nearly 162 million people to seek humanitarian aid by 2030, almost 50 percent more than in 2018.
The Nobel Peace Prize went to the World Food Program for its efforts to alleviate hunger amid the pandemic and to urge more international cooperation.
Germany and France pushed for E.U. sanctions on Russia after OPCW confirmed Russia’s Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent.