A line for COVID-19 testing in New York City (AN/Hrag Vartanian)
March 30, 2021
Twenty five nations joined with the European Council and World Health Organization in making an “urgent call” for creation of an international pandemic treaty.
London's Science Museum exhibits a WE.177 nuclear weapon deployed in the United Kingdom from the 1960s to the 1990s (AN/Paul Hudson)
March 17, 2021
The U.K.’s decision to boost its nuclear warhead stockpile would breach the 1970 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, a U.N. spokesperson said.
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi speaks to reporters in Vienna after returning from Iran (AN/IAEAvideo)
February 21, 2021
The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency and Iranian top officials announced Tehran will give international inspectors reduced access to nuclear sites.
Diplomats meet below Spanish abstract artist Miquel Barceló's ceiling painting in the U.N. Human Rights Council's chamber at Geneva (AN/Eric Bridiers)
February 8, 2021
The Biden-Harris administration will seek U.S. ‘observer’ status with the U.N. Human Rights Council at Geneva in a reversal of former Trump-era policy.
The central Belvedere Hotel during WEF's Annual Meeting at Davos, Switzerland in pre-pandemic times (AN/Robert Scoble)
January 18, 2021
Thousands normally descend on Davos this time of year. But with the pandemic still raging, WEF will meet virtually to take on mistrust and division.
World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva (AN/John Heilprin)
December 28, 2020
A proposal for WTO to suspend IP protections of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments is set to expire this month, kicking the issue over to 2021.
A fishing boat returns from a long day off the coast of Marbella, Spain (AN/Hernán Piñera)
December 14, 2020
Diplomats failed to meet an end-of-year deadline for a deal on halting government subsidies that contribute to overfishing, WTO officials said.
Heavy air pollution from brick kilns serving Bangladesh's rapid development (AN/Bryan Katz)
November 23, 2020
Atmospheric CO2 levels reached a record high in 2019 and are expected to keep rising this year despite an economic slowdown due to the pandemic.
London Bridge (AN/John Heilprin)
November 9, 2020
The top U.N. official for global climate action said 65 percent of the world body’s 193 member nations will seek net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
For the first time in a U.S. election, New Jersey Army National Guard members help at polls due to the pandemic (AN/Mark Olsen)
October 22, 2020
OSCE election observers reported widespread concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to uncercut voter confidence in the presidential election.