Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist stupa in Myanmar (AN/John Heilprin)
February 1, 2021
A military coup toppling Myanmar’s democratically elected government adds urgency to human rights investigations into generals’ long history of brutal rule.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on December 22, 2020 (AN/NIH)
January 4, 2021
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.
A sign at a GEF-funded project led by UNDP in the Galápagos Islands (AN/Michael Perry)
November 30, 2020
UNDP said in response to a news article it examined possbible “misuse of funds” affecting almost US$100 million in GEF-funded projects.
Voters in New York City line up to cast early U.S. election ballots in late October (AN/Jim Naureckas)
November 4, 2020
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.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny at a march in Moscow in memory of slain politician Boris Nemtsov (AN/Michał Siergiejevicz)
October 7, 2020
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.
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the U.N. General Assembly at New York in 2019 (AN/Joyce N. Boghgosian)
September 7, 2020
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.
Children heading home from school in the Philippines (AN/Brian Evans)
August 4, 2020
A generation of children could suffer major setbacks if nations fail to sufficiently contain the coronavirus so schools can reopen, according to UNESCO data.
U.S. sailor Joyce Sim treats a patient aboard a hospital ship supporting the nation's COVID-19 response effort (AN/Ryan Breeden)
July 6, 2020
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.
A homeless person across from a federal courthouse on Constitution Avenue in downtown Washington (AN/John Heilprin)
June 1, 2020
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.
European Council President Charles Michel of Belgium speaks at the Coronavirus Global Response pledging conference on May 4, 2020 (AN/European Union)
May 4, 2020
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.