UNDP said in response to a news article it examined possbible “misuse of funds” affecting almost US$100 million in GEF-funded projects.
Syrian representatives, dogged by mistrust from an almost decade-long civil war, began a fourth round of peace talks on a new system of governance.
Even after COVID-19 vaccines become available, nations must offer widespread testing against infections to end the pandemic, WHO’s chief said.
CERN’s atom smasher will restart for the first test beams in May 2021, two months later than planned, and operate from March 2022 until the end of 2024.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections across the world topped 60 million with 1.4 million deaths as drug makers rush to produce new vaccines.
Atmospheric CO2 levels reached a record high in 2019 and are expected to keep rising this year despite an economic slowdown due to the pandemic.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to serve as ambassador to the U.N. signals America’s pivot back to multilateralism.
G-20 leaders ended a summit promising to make COVID-19 vaccines affordable and equally accessible for all and to support the U.N. health agency.
After warning of “a full-scale humanitarian crisis” in Ethiopia, United Nations officials said 32,000 people fled Tigray region and 200,000 more may follow.
None of the 20 nations most vulnerable to climate change were among the top recipients of aid to help adapt to global warming, IFRC reported.
WHO’s chief said reports of Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine were “encouraging news,” but cautioned more will be needed to end the pandemic.
The first privately run spacecraft certified by NASA to fly people launched into orbit and docked with the International Space Station carrying four astronauts.
Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations including China signed a pact to create the world’s biggest trading alliance, covering 30 percent of global GDP.
Libya’s two main warring factions agreed to hold nationwide elections on December 24, 2021, the U.N. acting envoy for Libya said.
The G-20 major economies agreed to a framework for more debt relief among poor nations, responding to appeals from humanitarian and economic leaders.
Four judges from China, Japan, Slovakia and Uganda were re-elected to the International Court of Justice, while a German candidate won the fifth open slot.
With U.S. elections just barely decided, the U.N. Human Rights Council finished putting America’s human rights record under a microscope.
International organizations and European governments pledged to broaden access to vaccines among poorer nations at the third annual Paris Peace Forum.
At least 5,554 people were killed or wounded last year because they stepped on a land mine or other unexploded devices from war, a new report found.
The top U.N. official for global climate action said 65 percent of the world body’s 193 member nations will seek net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Coronavirus cases topped 50 million with 1.25 million deaths as a second wave made Europe the worst-hit region and brought a record number of U.S. cases.