The World of International Organizations

Kids ‘strike’ ahead of U.N. climate summit

Student climate protesters walk on Pennsylvania Ave. past the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Friday (AN/Cary O'Reilly)

(AN) — Millions of children worldwide skipped their classes on Friday to send a resoundingly clear but simple message: They are leading the way to take on the global climate crisis, because government leaders are acting like children.

Syrian cease-fire plan blocked in UNSC

A disabled refugee from Idlib, Syria and his family in Lebanon (AN/Russell Watkins)

(AN) — Russia and China vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Thursday seeking to impose a cease-fire in northwest Syria’s Idlib governorate, the last rebel stronghold after more than eight years of war.

IEA: Oil supplies plentiful despite attacks

An oil tanker under Singapore's flag leaves Port of Le Havre, France (AN/Rennett Stowe)

(AN) — Global oil markets remain well-supplied and companies have enough reserves to meet world demand for more than a month despite attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil production, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday.

UPU drama affects U.S. voting and opioids

U.S. postal workers in San Jose, California (AN/Travis Wise)

(AN) — For only a third time in its 144-year history the U.N. postal agency will hold an Extraordinary Congress but this time a potential U.S. withdrawal from the organization rides on the outcome, an agency spokesman said on Tuesday.

IAEA and ASEAN to work on atomic power

Indonesia, one of the ASEAN nations interested in nuclear power, gets 30 percent of Jakarta's electricity from the Muara Karang Steam Power Plant (AN/Public Domain)

(AN) — The International Atomic Energy Agency said on Monday that it will collaborate with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations on a framework for developing nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Slow progress getting more kids in classes

Afghan children jn the first school in southern Helmand Province's Garmsir District built by local government with help from coalition forces (AN/Reece Lodder)

(AN) — Over the past decade, there has been only slight progress in sending more children to classrooms worldwide and around one-sixth of school-age kids are not getting an education, UNESCO reported on Friday.

IMF predicts hit to global GDP from tariffs

The Port of Baltimore, one of the major U.S. ports where Trump’s tariffs have disrupted traditional trade flows (AN/Bob Nichols)

(AN) — The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that tariffs imposed or threatened by the United States and China could reduce global economic output by 0.8 percent in 2020, and lead to more losses for years after that.

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