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Russia struck Ukraine’s port of Odesa, violating the deal brokered by Turkey and the United Nations that Moscow and Kyiv signed less than a day earlier.
The IPBES guidelines could prod decision-making beyond just politics and economics to deal with our massive loss of species and rising temperatures.
More than 40% of U.N. Geneva staff didn’t report their vaccination status despite having to do so, and most of those that did weren’t fully vaccinated.
Global leaders broadly condemned the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and other precedents protecting access to abortion.
The global financial institution that supports central banks has a new blueprint for the world’s monetary system, and it’s not crypto-based.
WTO’s first ministerial conference in four and a half years overcame bitter divisions to reach consensus on an ‘unprecedented’ six-item package deal.
The U.N. health agency is seeking global access to vaccines against monkeypox and calling a meeting to decide if the virus outbreak is a global emergency.
Hunger, vaccine patents and fishing subsidies top the agenda as the global trade body holds its first ministerial conference in four and a half years.
Biden wrapped up the Summit of the Americas unveiling a migration plan that comes at a pivotal moment for cohesion and democracy’s future in the region.
A group of nations is looking at how they can use regulations for hazardous chemicals and wastes to tackle pollution, global warming and species losses.
Proponents of a U.N. global high seas treaty for protecting biodiversity are set to resume talks in August with the goal of approving it as soon as possible.
Nations appeased conservatives with a new strategy for HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections that omits a glossary of sexual health terms.
The World Health Organization’s governing body opened its weeklong annual meeting against a backdrop of financial tumoil and war in Europe.
G-7 finance ministers said they agreed to take concrete steps to deepen economic cooperation and respond together against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The U.N. weather agency confirmed the past seven years were the hottest on record in a new report that will serve as the basis for global climate negotiations.
More than two years into the pandemic, scientists say its global impacts will not be finished with us anytime soon, particularly in developing nations.
The head of a U.N. agency that last year oversaw US$3.4 billion in projects resigned over questions into tens of millions of dollars in agency spending.
Nations have just a few years left to achieve the 2015 Paris Agreement’s goals of limiting global warming to a rise of 1.5 or 2 degrees C., climate experts say.
A U.N. Security Council debate drew attention to the peace dividends of preparing for a warmer world and rich nations’ broken climate promise.
Delegates from 175 nations to the U.N. Environment Assembly voted unanimously to devise a treaty that tries to cleanse the world of plastic pollution.
The world’s top climate experts sounded the alarm over the consequences of inaction in an exhaustive new report that details the hell of a warming world.