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The U.N. General Assembly urged all nations to join in ensuring universal access to medical supplies, drugs, future vaccines and testing for the pandemic.
Governments could use energy transformations to create jobs, meet climate targets and produce GDP gains of US$98 trillion by 2050, according to a new report.
World leaders and public health authorities denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to halt funding for the World Health Organization.
The world’s employees will lose working hours equivalent to 195 million jobs in the second quarter of 2020 due to the pandemic, the U.N. labor agency said.
World Trade Organization figures showed global services trade growth slowed at the end of 2019 and into 2020, as countries faced the coronavirus outbreak.
The global coronavirus outbreak likely caused a US$50 billion decline in worldwide manufacturing exports from China in February alone, UNCTAD reported.
G-7 finance chiefs vowed to safeguard their economies from the coronavirus outbreak, but did not offer specifics about what they might be prepared to do.
U.S. President Donald Trump sent a US$4.8 trillion budget plan to Congress proposing deep cuts to international organizations and global health programs.
WHO said the coronavirus outbreak is a global health emergency, after the epidemic first detected in China spread to 7,800 cases and 170 deaths.
The U.N. migration agency was providing aid and arranging the return home of more than 140 migrants in Guatemala from Honduras trying to enter the U.S.
Ioane Teitiota lost his case against deportation, but in its ruling the U.N. Human Rights Committee said people fleeing climate change may claim asylum.
Japan strengthened inspections as part of efforts to improve regulation of nuclear and radiation safety in the wake of the Fukushima Daichi accident in 2011.
WHO At least 700,000 people a year die from drug-resistant diseases but only 50 antibiotics exist in the medical community pipeline of potential new drugs.
WEF’s annual compendium of the biggest risks on the planet, released to shape next week’s gathering at Davos, overwhelmingly focuses on the climate crisis.
U.N. officials unveiled a sweeping plan to avert Earth’s sixth mass extinction, proposing a global wildlife treaty on the scale of the Paris climate accord.
A nuclear technique developed with U.N. support suppressed the disease-carrying tsetse fly in Senegal without harming other insects, IAEA said.
India raised living standards for 1.4 billion citizens by expanding access to cleaner energy sources but must do more for security and growth, IAEA said.
The World Bank’s benchmark bond was set at its tightest spread to U.S. treasuries in the international organization’s history.
A London-based trade association proposed creating an organization to run a US$5 billion research fund for eliminating carbon from global shipping.
The U.N. climate summit ended in Madrid without resolving how to put a price on carbon and only partial agreement on more ambition in cutting pollutants.
A whistleblower whose sexual assault probe upended UNAIDS was fired over misconduct claims in what she believes is “a blatant act of retaliation.”