U.S. National Guard soldiers deploy last May during protests and rioting in Raleigh, North Carolina (AN/Hannah Tarkelly)
March 17, 2021
The U.S. accepted four-fifths of the almost 350 recommendations for improving its human rights record that other nations served up in a U.N. peer review.
Libya's Red Castle once defended Tripoli in the Byzantine era (AN/Ziad Fhema)
March 16, 2021
The U.N.-backed administration in Libya transitioned to an interim government without a hitch in a process leading to nationwide elections in late December.
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (AN/Sebastian Rothwyn)
March 12, 2021
WHO approved Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, adding a fourth shot to the international arsenal of tools against the pandemic.
In China's Sichuan province, staff on each street register temperature checks (AN/Cheng Feng)
March 11, 2021
One year on, the pandemic has prompted one of the most remarkable scientific efforts — and brought into sharper focus many of the world’s inequities.
Protesters in Myanmar raise a three-fingered salute in solidarity and resistance against the military coup (AN/Mizzima TV)
March 10, 2021
The U.N. Security Council unanimously agreed to condemn violence against Myanmar protesters and called on its military to exercise the ‘utmost restraint.’
Scene from an event in Bonn, Germany last November for the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (AN/Mika Baumeister)
March 9, 2021
About 30 percent of all women worldwide have been subjected to physical or sexual violence at least once during their lives, U.N. agencies found in a survey.
Gulls flock on a garbage truck in Dorset, U.K., collecting food waste to convert to biogas and fertilizer (AN/Andrew Bone)
March 4, 2021
While one-in-10 people on the planet suffers chronic hunger, the world wastes about 17 percent of all the food that is produced each year, UNEP reported.
Myanmar's U.N. Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun at an OPCW conference in 2019 (AN/OPCW)
March 4, 2021
A week after his nation’s military tried to remove him, Myanmar’s U.N. Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun remained in his post, the chief U.N. spokesman said.
The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany (AN/Dinu Dominic Manns)
March 4, 2021
Machine learning applications that use big data are increasingly helping central banks to conduct research and make decisions, according to a new BIS paper.
A new UNICEF report calls empty pandemic classrooms a "catastrophic education emergency" (AN/MChe Lee)
March 3, 2021
The pandemic has kept 168 million children from attending schools and for many of them the consequences could be disastrous, UNICEF reported.