WHO says monkeypox in more than 20 nations

With more than 200 cases of monkeypox reported by more than 20 nations, WHO officials warned “it’s an unusual situation” with a lot of open questions.

Nations rebuke Russian attacks on health care in Ukraine

The World Health Assembly voted to condemn and call for an immediate end to Russia’s military attacks on Ukraine’s hospitals, clinics and ambulances.

The U.N. human rights office recorded 8,628 civilian casualties in Ukraine: 3,974 killed, 4,654 injured. Actual figures are likely higher.

The U.N. human rights office recorded 8,628 civilian casualties in Ukraine: 3,974 killed, 4,654 injured. Actual figures are likely higher.

Heftier hurricanes, simmering summers, wilder wildfires

Now here’s a climate change twist: the U.S. weather agency — forecasting lots of Atlantic hurricanes — finds reducing air pollution causes more hurricanes.

Russian envoy quits in shame at ‘ignominy’

A Russian diplomat in Geneva resigned after posting a public apology for his nation’s invasion of Ukraine, calling it “a crime against the Ukrainian people.”

WHO chief: ‘Pandemic will not magically disappear’

The World Health Organization’s governing body opened its weeklong annual meeting against a backdrop of financial tumoil and war in Europe.

G-7 finance leaders united for Ukraine

G-7 finance ministers said they agreed to take concrete steps to deepen economic cooperation and respond together against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

IAEA’s chief stressed the importance of monitoring treated water discharged from the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

IAEA’s chief stressed the importance of monitoring treated water discharged from the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

A record 59.1 million people were internally displaced in 2021 mainly by disasters, up 4 million from 2020, IDMC reports.

A record 59.1 million people were internally displaced in 2021 mainly by disasters, up 4 million from 2020, IDMC reports.

U.N. pushes renewables with new warming records

The U.N. weather agency confirmed the past seven years were the hottest on record in a new report that will serve as the basis for global climate negotiations.

NATO bids proceed as Turkey objects

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO in a “historic step” for Europe’s security landscape, even as Turkey opposed the moves.

Experts urge more pandemic cooperation

More than two years into the pandemic, scientists say its global impacts will not be finished with us anytime soon, particularly in developing nations.

NATO poised to expand with Finland, Sweden

NATO welcomed decisions by Finland and Sweden to seek membership in the military alliance as foreign ministers met to discuss fast-tracking an expansion.

G-7 warns of global food and energy crisis

Russia’s war in the ‘breadbasket of Europe’ threatens to cause widespread hunger particularly in Africa and the Middle East, the G-7 warned.

Wildfires sign of climate ‘tinderboxes’

Climate change is devastating the American West, where wildfire season is off to an early, ferocious start. The U.N. says wildfires are wreaking havoc globally, burning longer and hotter.

Human Rights Council sharpens focus in Ukraine

International investigators were directed to focus their efforts on possible war crimes by Russian soldiers near Ukraine’s capital and other regions.

First image of Milky Way’s black hole

An international astronomy team gave the world its first glimpse of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

Finland’s leaders favor NATO bid

Finland’s president and prime minister announced support for immediately applying to join NATO, a major reversal due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The U.N. General Assembly voted to replace Russia with the Czech Republic on the 47-member Human Rights Council.

The U.N. General Assembly voted to replace Russia with the Czech Republic on the 47-member Human Rights Council.

Nearly even odds of 1.5 degrees by 2026

Within the next five years the world has an almost 50-50 chance of temporarily surpassing the 1.5 degrees Celsius warming threshold, WMO reported.

UNOPS chief resigns over lost millions

The head of a U.N. agency that last year oversaw US$3.4 billion in projects resigned over questions into tens of millions of dollars in agency spending.