European Space Agency image of Chile's Tarapacá Region where nitrates, lithium, potassium and iodine are mined (AN/ESA)
May 10, 2021
Recycling of rare elements will be crucial to ensure adequate supplies for low-carbon technologies, a two-year E.U.-funded project concluded.
A photo illustration of medicinal syringes used to administer drugs, vaccines and blood transfusions (AN/Jernej Furman)
April 20, 2021
The World Bank approved US$2 billion in financing for COVID-19 vaccines in 17 developing countries as part of a two-year US$12 billion package.
A view inside the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, or UNRWA (AN/Kai Hendry)
April 7, 2021
The United States pledged to restore aid to the Palestinians, almost two-thirds of it earmarked for the United Nations’ relief agency for Palestinian refugees.
In the U.S., registered nurse Deanna Hill manages New York operations for mass COVID-19 vaccinations at Manhattan's Javits Convention Center in January (AN/Sebastian Rothwyn)
March 22, 2021
Government efforts to fight the pandemic include just one woman for every three men on average, according to UNDP, which urged more gender equality.
Members of a girls' football team in Bangladesh that requires them to stay in school, part of Banchte Shekha organization's U.K.-aid supported program against child marriage (AN/Ricci Coughlan/DFID)
March 8, 2021
Child marriage is increasing with up to 10 million more girls at risk of becoming brides before the age of 18 due to the pandemic, UNICEF reported.
Palais Wilson in Geneva, original headquarters of the League of Nations and now home to the U.N. human rights office (AN/Eric Bridiers
February 15, 2021
Ten million pages scanned, five million more to go. The project to digitize the former League of Nations’ entire archives by 2022 has hit the two-thirds mark.
John Kerry, the new U.S. presidential envoy, addresses the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 (AN/CAS 2021)
January 25, 2021
A global summit’s mood was perhaps best reflected in the U.N. chief beaming at the new U.S. climate envoy’s pledge to restore American climate leadership.
A 2019 SADC conference for self-determination in Western Sahara co-hosted by South Africa and Namibia (AN/S.A.)
January 11, 2021
Pro-independence leaders in Western Sahara want the Biden administration to resolve a contradiction: U.S. policy runs counter to U.N.-led peace efforts.
WHO officials Francesco Zambon, right, and Piroska Östlin at a 2017 reception in Malta (AN/WHO Europe)
December 21, 2020
A suppressed WHO report on Italy’s pandemic response says hospitals were “chaotic,” dangers to elderly went unrecognized, and training was haphazard.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres opens a special session of the General Assembly on the pandemic (AN/U.N. Web TV)
December 7, 2020
After holding its first high-level session on the pandemic, the U.N. General Assembly created a new “international day” to prevent health crises like COVID-19.