Inside the U.S. Titan Missile Museum in Arizona (AN/Aaron Headly)
June 22, 2020
(AN) — The United States and Russia resumed nuclear disarmament talks on Monday in Vienna after more than a year, despite the unknown effects of China’s non-participation and a looming U.S. presidential election.
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, center, at an UNCTAD meeting in Geneva on April 1, 2019 (AN/Timothy Sullivan)
June 8, 2020
(AN) — The embattled World Trade Organization shifted to the job of selecting a new director-general as the nominating period opened on Monday in an expected race between candidates from Mexico, Africa and Europe.
The opening of last year's World Health Assembly in pre-pandemic times (AN/Eric Bridiers)
May 19, 2020
(AN) — Under fire from the United States, the World Health Organization’s top governing body unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday calling for an independent review of its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Residents lined up for COVID-19 relief services in Sohra, India (AN/Ramakrishna Math and Mission)
April 27, 2020
(AN) — The U.N. human rights chief warned on Monday of reports that some governments are abusing emergency powers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by resorting to police brutality and other heavy-handed tactics.
An offering of German periodicals in early February reflect the fight against fake news and conspiracy theories (AN/photoheuristic.info)
April 13, 2020
(AN) — False information campaigns about the coronavirus pandemic are a “grave danger” to many people’s lives around the world, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization warned on Monday.
U.S. soldiers check motorists at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in New York on March 18, 2020 (AN/Sean Madden)
March 23, 2020
(AN) — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres called for a global ceasefire on Monday to help vanquish the COVID-19 pandemic, imploring warring parties to disarm and fight the virus as a “common enemy.”
French demonstrators carry signs for women's rights at a Paris gathering in March 2017 (AN/Jeanne Menjoulet)
March 9, 2020
(AN) — A U.N.-led global commission on Monday recommitted the world to achieving gender equality, in a relaunch — and update — of a quarter-century old landmark agreement for advancing the rights of women and girls.
Sandhill cranes and snow geese in sunrise light at Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado (AN/Patrick Myers)
February 17, 2020
(AN) — Delegates from 111 nations gathered in western India on Monday for a U.N. conference to protect migratory species and their habitats at a time when human actions are forcing Earth’s natural life support systems to a breaking point.
Dutch trade minister Sigrid Kaag tours Tripoli, Libya in 2018 (AN/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)
January 27, 2020
(AN) — Renewed fighting ended a fragile ceasefire in Libya as U.N. officials cited arms embargo violations and urged warring parties on Monday to investigate the deadly airstrikes that killed at least 53 people last July.
A courtship display of Eared Grebe at the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Klamath Basin, California (AN/Becky Matsubara)
January 13, 2020
(AN) — U.N. officials unveiled a sweeping plan on Monday to avert what scientists fear is shaping up to be Earth’s sixth mass extinction, proposing a global wildlife treaty on the scale of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.