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The rise of ESG investing creates an “urgent demand for global standards,” says an organization working on them as the next U.N. climate summit nears.
The coronavirus was likely transmitted initially from bats to humans through another animal and not from an accident in a Chinese lab, scientists reported.
Two U.N. human rights experts called for an international and independent investigation into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
A military coup toppling Myanmar’s democratically elected government adds urgency to human rights investigations into generals’ long history of brutal rule.
Richer countries locked up most of 2021’s COVID-19 vaccine supply despite the COVAX Facility’s multilateral efforts to ensure all nations have equal access.
UNDP said in response to a news article it examined possbible “misuse of funds” affecting almost US$100 million in GEF-funded projects.
OSCE observers concluded U.S. President Donald Trump’s false claims of victory and calls to halt vote-counting are eroding trust in American democracy.
Germany and France pushed for E.U. sanctions on Russia after OPCW confirmed Russia’s Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent.
Ahead of his last U.N. visit, U.S. President Donald Trump dusted off a favorite self-aggrandizing tale about the time he “offered to rebuild” the world body.
A generation of children could suffer major setbacks if nations fail to sufficiently contain the coronavirus so schools can reopen, according to UNESCO data.
As WHO gears up for an investigation into its handling of the pandemic, its own revised timeline on COVID-19 might raise more questions than it answers.
Dozens of nations repeatedly urged the U.S. to eradicate systemic racism and police brutality but there have been few improvements, two U.N. reviews show.
World leaders joined forces for the launch of a European Union-led global pledging “marathon” that delivered promises of €7.4 billion for COVID-19 research.
The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating domestic violence as half the world’s population grapples with stay-at-home orders to keep the virus from spreading.
A global human rights organization revealed files found in Argentina containing the names of 12,000 Nazis from the 1930s, many with Swiss bank accounts.
Secret cures or vaccines and Chinese biological weapons are some of the bogus social media claims WHO said it was debunking in the coronavirus outbreak.
UNESCO’s chief reminded Washington and Tehran they must protect cultural sites, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to target Iran’s heritage.
Six nations pushed for more accountability in U.N. peacekeeping at a meeting on progress towards ending mismanagement, sexual abuse and other violence.
More than 11,000 scientists warned the world must immediately and fundamentally change if it is going to avert “untold suffering due to the climate crisis.”
Four senior Democrats in the U.S. Congress warned the Trump administration may withdraw from a treaty for mutual unarmed surveillance over 34 nations.
Top U.N. officials in Yemen demanded accountability after the deadliest Saudi-led attack this year in a four-year war likely killed more than 100 people.