Five days of discussions in Geneva ended with no progress. More Syria peace talks “can’t continue like this,” the U.N. special envoy to Syria told reporters.
Transparency International found nations doing the most to combat corruption had better health care systems in place to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
A U.N. survey found 64 percent of 1.2 million people polled in 50 nations — all of them video gamers — called climate change a global emergency.
Confirmed cases of coronavirus surged past 100 million people — one of every four cases in the United States alone — with 2.1 million deaths worldwide.
A global summit’s mood was perhaps best reflected in the U.N. chief beaming at the new U.S. climate envoy’s pledge to restore American climate leadership.
The U.N. labor agency estimated job losses in 2020 due to the pandemic were quadruple those during the 2008-2009 global financial crisis.
China surpassed the United States as the world’s top recipient of foreign direct investment with inflows of US$163 billion in 2020, new UNCTAD figures show.
Most of the world’s population by mid-century will face risks living downstream from tens of thousands of aging concrete dams, says a U.N. University report.
Advocates of world peace celebrated “EntryIntoForceDay” as the first legally binding treaty to ban nuclear weapons finally became international law.
U.S. President Joe Biden proposed seeking an extension to the last major U.S.-Russia nuclear accord, which the Trump administration decided to let lapse.
WHO basked in renewed U.S. cooperation as President Biden sent Dr. Anthony Fauci to repair damage from the Trump administration’s withdrawal.
Moves to rejoin WHO and the Paris climate treaty were among a burst of immediate directives issued by U.S. President Joe Biden upon taking office.
An expert panel faulted WHO along with China and other nations in a report that found numerous “lost opportunities” to try to head off the pandemic.
A U.N.-backed Libyan forum voted to authorize a new way of choosing a transitional government that will hold nationwide elections in late December.
The WHO chief expressed moral outrage at rich nations’ young, healthy adults getting vaccinated ahead of poor nations’ elderly and health care workers.
Thousands normally descend on Davos this time of year. But with the pandemic still raging, WEF will meet virtually to take on mistrust and division.
Russia announced plans to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, two months after U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration abandoned it.
ILO reported the number of home-based workers soared with the pandemic, prompting the need for more employment protections.
A top counterrorism official advised the U.N. Security Council that terrorists are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to fuel violent extremism.
French President Emmanuel Macron and U.N. and World Bank leaders hosted a virtual summit to improve the planet’s health and save biological resources.
China announced it is “ready to receive” World Health Organization experts this week on an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.