The World of International Organizations

Eight nations agree on rules to develop Moon

A map of the Moon including craters, a mountain range and four landing sites (AN/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

(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.

Trump shuns multilateral vaccine effort

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House on Monday (AN/Tia Dufour)

(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.

U.N. forecasts foreign investments plunge

A Danish logistics firm trucking wooden containers in Europe (AN/Lav Ulv)

(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.

WHO warns pandemic’s first wave not over

A Swiss vending machine now offers hand disinfection gel (AN/John Heilprin)

(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.

Irish ‘pay forward’ Choctaws’ 1847 charity

Kindred Spirits sculpture in County Cork, Ireland honoring Choctaws' donation to Irish famine relief (AN/Gavin Sheridan)

(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.

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