U.S. intel implicates Saudi heir in Khashoggi hit

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince “approved” the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a declassified U.S. intelligence report concluded.

Analysis finds climate pledges ‘fall far short’

The world’s promised cuts in greenhouse gases come nowhere close to fulfilling the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to a new U.N. analysis.

COVAX starts global vaccine push in Ghana

The COVAX Facility’s global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines finally launched with the delivery of 600,000 doses to Ghana’s capital Accra.

U.S. seeks to rejoin Human Rights Council

The United States will campaign for a seat on the world’s top human rights body, in another reversal of the former Trump administration’s foreign policy.

IAEA to get ‘less access’ to Iran nuclear sites

The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency and Iranian top officials announced Tehran will give international inspectors reduced access to nuclear sites.

Biden reasserts primacy of trans-Atlantic ties

U.S. President Biden reconnected with NATO and the G-7 and told the Munich Security Conference “democratic progress is under assault” around the world.

U.S. welcomed back to Paris climate treaty

French President Emmanuel Macron led a chorus of world leaders and advocates in celebrating the United States’ official return to the 2015 Paris Agreement.

UNEP plan seeks way out of nature crisis

In a new major report, the U.N. Environment Program recommended a “scientific blueprint” for governments to tackle three environmental crises at once.

U.N. panel documents decade of war crimes

Syria’s combatants have taken advantage of the international community’s disastrous failures, the chair of a panel of U.N. investigators said.

Nations debate call for ‘vaccination cease-fire’

The U.N. Security Council took up a proposed resolution calling for cease-fires in conflict zones that would allow deliveries of coronavirus vaccines.

Airlines to help U.N. spread COVID-19 vaccines

Sixteen airlines joined a UNICEF-led initiative to push for speedier deliveries of coronavirus vaccines and medical supplies among more than 100 nations.

WHO adds vaccines for emergency use

WHO listed two of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccines for emergency use, only the second instance of approvals granted since the pandemic began.

Resuscitating the League of Nations’ legacy

Ten million pages scanned, five million more to go. The project to digitize the former League of Nations’ entire archives by 2022 has hit the two-thirds mark.

China and U.S. spar over WHO probe

Chinese diplomats pushed back against U.S. skepticism about whether Beijing fully cooperated with WHO scientists investigating the pandemic’s origins.

Human Rights Council ‘deplores’ Myanmar coup

Myanmar’s military coup drew broad criticism by the U.N. Human Rights Council, which demanded Aung San Suu Kyi’s release and civilian rule restored.

WWF says deep sea mining risks too high

Allowing mining companies to tap deep sea deposits beneath international waters poses too many underwater risks, a global environmental group reported.

WHO team focuses on virus from animals

The initial spread of the coronavirus among people most likely originated from an animal and not from a Chinese lab, WHO-led scientists told journalists.

U.S. to ‘re-engage’ with Human Rights Council

The Biden-Harris administration will seek U.S. ‘observer’ status with the U.N. Human Rights Council at Geneva in a reversal of former Trump-era policy.

Okonjo-Iweala to head WTO with U.S. backing

Nigerian-American Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is poised to become the next head of Geneva-based WTO after clinching the “strong support” of the United States.

Libyan sides pick interim government for elections

Delegates to a U.N.-backed forum in Geneva chose four Libyans to lead a transitional government that will oversee nationwide elections in late December.

U.N. chief taps Bloomberg for key climate role

Michael Bloomberg was reappointed to the role of U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres’ special envoy on climate ambition and solutions.