The central Belvedere Hotel during WEF's Annual Meeting at Davos, Switzerland in pre-pandemic times (AN/Robert Scoble)
January 18, 2021
(AN) — Thousands of political and business leaders normally descend on the Swiss ski resort of Davos this time of year. But with the coronavirus pandemic still raging, the World Economic Forum will instead meet virtually — to take on mistrust and division.
World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva (AN/John Heilprin)
December 28, 2020
(AN) — A proposal by South Africa and India for the World Trade Organization to suspend IP protections of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments is set to die down this month, kicking the crucial issue over to 2021.
A fishing boat returns from a long day off the coast of Marbella, Spain (AN/Hernán Piñera)
December 14, 2020
(AN) — Diplomats failed to meet an end-of-year deadline for a deal aimed at halting government subsidies that contribute to overfishing, several high-ranking World Trade Organization officials confirmed on Monday.
Heavy air pollution from brick kilns serving Bangladesh's rapid development (AN/Bryan Katz)
November 23, 2020
(AN) — Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reached a record high in 2019 and are expected to keep rising this year despite an economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.N. weather agency said on Monday.
London Bridge (AN/John Heilprin)
November 9, 2020
(AN) — The United Nations’ top official for global climate action said on Monday that 65 percent of the world body’s 193 member nations, up from 40 percent last year, 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
(AN) — Election observers from the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization reported widespread concerns on Thursday about U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to undercut voters’ confidence in the November 3 U.S. elections.
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.