WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a 2019 IAEA conference in Vienna (AN/Dean Calma)
May 12, 2021
An independent expert panel faulted the World Health Organization and world leaders with a slow-moving response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Facebook's cryptocurrency project is moving from Geneva to Washington (AN/Diem Association)
May 12, 2021
Facebook’s global digital currency project is abandoning Switzerland as its hoped-for regulatory home and planning to launch a U.S.-based payment system.
European Space Agency image of Chile's Tarapacá Region where nitrates, lithium, potassium and iodine are mined (AN/ESA)
May 10, 2021
Recycling of rare elements will be crucial to ensure adequate supplies for low-carbon technologies, a two-year E.U.-funded project concluded.
A shipment of China's Sinopharm vaccine arrives in Peru (AN/Peru Foreign Ministry)
May 7, 2021
WHO added a Chinese shot to its list of COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use, providing COVAX another option to broaden vaccine access.
A system used by the University of British Columbia to measure methane emissions from Vancouver (AN/Rick Ketler)
May 6, 2021
A new U.N. report recommended methane emissions cuts as the most efficient way of preventing another 0.3 degrees Celsius of global warming.
WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala leads a General Council meeting in Geneva (AN/WTO)
May 5, 2021
The United States and WTO chief backed waivers to vaccine patent protections aimed at speeding efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic.
UNCTAD reports online sales jumped to 19 percent of all retail purchases in 2020 (AN/Andrew Neel)
May 3, 2021
Global online sales among seven major economies jumped to almost one-fifth of all retail sales last year during the pandemic, UNCTAD reported.
Delegates to the Iran nuclear talks (AN/E.U. Delegation Vienna)
May 1, 2021
Major powers completed a third round of talks in Vienna amid “cautious and growing optimism,” seeking ways to resuscitate the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.