Biden pledges ‘new era’ before U.N. leaders

U.S. President Joe Biden used his first address to the United Nations to reassure other nations his administration is committed to multilateralism.

U.N. report warns of ‘catastrophic’ climate failure

Governments must be far more ambitious about cutting greenhouse gases to avoid catastrophically overheating the planet, according to a new U.N. report.

U.N. raises billion-dollar ‘lifeline’ for Afghans

Donors pledged more than US$1.2 billion in emergency aid for Afghanistan at a U.N.-sponsored fundraiser as the Tabilan consolidates power.

Pandemic brings ‘short-lived’ air quality gains

Lockdowns and travel restrictions resulted in a “dramatic short-lived fall in emissions of key air pollutants” last year, the U.N. weather agency reported.