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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.

U.N. issues ‘call to action’ on human rights

The U.N. Human Rights Council chamber in Geneva, with its dome painted by Miquel Barceló, one of Spain’s leading contemporary artists (AN/Eric Bridiers)

(AN) — United Nations leaders challenged nations, businesses and citizens to respond to a “call to action” on Monday for greater efforts around the globe to withstand a rising tide of human rights abuses, violent conflicts and climate change.

A.U. seeks new ways of ‘silencing the guns’

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa talks to reporters before the 33rd A.U. summit (AN/GCIS)

(AN) — African Union leaders concluded their annual summit on Monday pledging to devote more resources to mediating an end to regional violence from a surge in civil wars and countries mired in conflicts among warring groups.

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