A map of the Moon including craters, a mountain range and four landing sites (AN/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
October 13, 2020
(AN) — Seven nations joined the United States in signing agreements to reinforce and use U.N.-brokered international rules for cooperating on and around the surface of the Moon, NASA announced on Tuesday.
Doctors hold a discussion on COVID-19 in late April with women protected by U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo (AN/MONUSCO)
September 28, 2020
(AN) — Just 25 nations, or 12 percent of the world, have comprehensive measures to protect women against the pandemic’s social and economic impacts, according to two U.N. agencies’ new data tracker released on Monday.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino and UNODC Executive Director Ghada Fathi Waly at a news event in Vienna on tackling corruption and crime in sport (AN/Nikoleta Haffar)
September 14, 2020
(AN) — New momentum for the idea of creating a global organization that would be devoted to investigating widespread corruption in sports surfaced on Monday as FIFA and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime signed a new cooperation agreement.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House on Monday (AN/Tia Dufour)
September 1, 2020
(AN) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration announced on Tuesday it will steer clear of a multilateral effort to accelerate COVID-19 vaccines and guarantee all nations have fair and equitable access.
A photo illustration of global vaccine efforts (AN/Jernej Furman)
August 18, 2020
(AN) — Nations must pull together and stop competing over access to a potential COVID-19 vaccine if they want to beat the pandemic, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel at the E.U. budget and rescue summit (AN/E.U.)
July 21, 2020
(AN ) — European Union leaders on Tuesday wrapped up acrimonious negotiations at a four-day summit to send a €1.8 trillion seven-year budget plan to European Parliament that includes a €750 billion coronavirus recovery fund for countries hardest hit by the pandemic.
A Minneapolis police officer watching a crowd of protesters in late May (AN/Chad Davis)
June 29, 2020
(AN) — Crackdowns on protesters and journalists landed the United States on an updated watchlist of nations where a global alliance on Monday said it had “serious concerns regarding the exercise of civic freedoms.”
A Danish logistics firm trucking wooden containers in Europe (AN/Lav Ulv)
June 16, 2020
(AN) — New business investment across borders will likely drop by up to 40 percent this year and 10 percent in 2021 from the pandemic, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development reported on Tuesday.
A Swiss vending machine now offers hand disinfection gel (AN/John Heilprin)
May 25, 2020
(AN) — As nations ease coronavirus lockdowns, World Health Organization officials cautioned the first wave of the pandemic has not ended and a “second peak” may occur with global infections and deaths still increasing.
Kindred Spirits sculpture in County Cork, Ireland honoring Choctaws' donation to Irish famine relief (AN/Gavin Sheridan)
May 11, 2020
(AN) — Navajo Nation Attorney General Doreen McPaul thanked the Irish people on Monday for repaying a 173-year-old favor that represented one of the earliest uses of an international organization to deliver humanitarian aid.