WHO listed Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, the fifth such designation since the pandemic began and another step towards global access.
Two of every five cases were in the United States, India and Brazil alone — with more than 3.1 million deaths and 87 million recoveries worldwide.
The U.N. is considering one candidate for secretary-general in 2022 — incumbent António Guterres — despite the emergence of self-nominated challengers.
The U.N. chief remained determined to bring Cypriot leaders together despite acknowledging failure to surmount differences over how to restart formal talks.
Ending the pandemic and preventing future ones topped the agenda at the World Health Assembly annual meeting.
The World Health Organization estimated 3 million people died of COVID-19 in 2020, or 1.2 million more than reported.
Israel and Hamas have “a responsibility beyond the restoration of calm” to address the root of their conflict, the U.N. chief told reporters.
Nine Southeast Asian nations demanded that the military in Myanmar — the tenth ASEAN member — should immediately cease all violence and killings.
A two-day global climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden ended with leaders and companies pledging to decarbonize the world economy.
World football’s governing body FIFA and Europe’s UEFA faced down their biggest challenge in decades from the proposed European Super League.
The E.U. proposed new rules that would require publicly-listed and large private companies to report information on their environmental and social impacts.
The World Bank approved US$2 billion in financing for COVID-19 vaccines in 17 developing countries as part of a two-year US$12 billion package.
China lashed out against Human Rights Watch’s report calling for a U.N.-led probe of alleged crimes against humanity targeting Uighurs in Xinjiang Province.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg joined WHO in calling on rich nations to stop hoarding vaccines and start accelerating the spread of shots worldwide.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency offered support for Japan’s decision to release treated radioactive wastewater from Fukushima into the ocean in 2023.
A new Swiss foundation unveiled sweeping plans that include establishing a global science court, an international organization and an international treaty.
After a week of U.S.-Iran proximity talks on the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran’s president announced Tehran is testing a centrifuge to speed uranium enrichment.
The United States pledged to restore aid to the Palestinians, almost two-thirds of it earmarked for the United Nations’ relief agency for Palestinian refugees.
The International Criminal Court hopes to ‘re-engage’ with the United States after it revoked former Trump administration sanctions and visa restrictions.