Diplomats from the U.S. and Russia held a new round of discussions in Geneva seeking ways to defuse rising tensions and to avoid a new nuclear arms race.
Michelle Bachelet said reports of spying with military-grade malware on activists, dissidents and journalists “seem to confirm some of the worst fears.”
The U.N. Environment Program said the health-damaging era of leaded gasoline ended in July, when Algeria stopped selling it.
Amid devastating floods in Western Europe, the U.N. weather agency stressed the rising frequency of extreme weather due to the climate crisis.
The European Commission adopted a set of proposals to cut net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent from 1990 levels by the end of this decade.
World hunger “shot up” during the pandemic, leaving nearly 1-in-10 people undernourished mostly in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a compromise to keep open Syria’s last non-government controlled border crossing for humanitarian aid.
Senior U.N. officials warned that more than 400,000 people are suffering from famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, and 1.8 million more are on the verge.