Here you will find stories about some of the vital but less-obvious developments involving international organizations along with links to background and sourcing.
U.S.-Russia nuclear talks resumed after more than a year, despite unknown factors like China’s non-participation and a U.S. presidential election.
The embattled WTO shifted to selecting a new director-general in an expected race between candidates from Mexico, Africa and Europe.
Under U.S. pressure, the World Health Assembly unanimously approved a resolution calling for a review of WHO’s pandemic response.
The U.N. human rights chief warned some governments are abusing emergency powers to fight the pandemic by resorting to police brutality and other tactics.
False information campaigns about the coronavirus pandemic are a “grave danger” to many people’s lives around the world, UNESCO warned.
The U.N. chief called for a global ceasefire to help vanquish the pandemic, imploring warring parties to disarm and fight the virus as a “common enemy.”
A U.N.-led global commission recommitted the world to achieving gender equality, in a relaunch and update of a quarter-century old landmark agreement.
Delegates from 111 nations at a U.N. conference in India met to protect migratory species and their habitats at a time when nature is nearing a breaking point.
Renewed fighting ended a fragile ceasefire in Libya as U.N. officials urged warring parties to investigate airstrikes that killed at least 53 people last July.
U.N. officials unveiled a sweeping plan to avert Earth’s sixth mass extinction, proposing a global wildlife treaty on the scale of the Paris climate accord.
The E.U.’s top Brexit negotiator said it will rely on other international organizations to “continue to engage positively” once the U.K. exits in 2020.
Inequalities in education, health and living standards caused a 20 percent loss in global progress towards aspects of needed “human development” last year.
A human rights treaty that is 30 years old helped make children healthier but they still face threats like climate change and online abuse, UNICEF said.
The World Anti-Doping Agency said it has received responses from Russian authorities to questions raised over data “discrepancies” at an anti-doping center.
The World Bank and IMF opened fall meetings to survey a slowing world economy, U.S.-China trade war and urgent climate threats to small island nations.
A global task force to fight online extremism announced it will become an independent watchdog organization led by an executive director and a board.
UNCTAD began a weeklong forum examining ways to solve the climate crisis, particularly sea level rise and other risks to small island nations.
The U.N. leaned on star power in a renewed push for a legally binding global treaty in 2020 to promote conservation and sustainable uses of high seas.
Major powers scrambled to salvage Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal in the wake of the U.S. decision to withdraw and reimpose sanctions on the Mideast power.
An international organization faced off against protesters as it tried to start building a billion-dollar telescope atop sacred Hawaii’s sacred Mauna Kea.
The U.N. Security Council called for “maximum restraint” in the tense Gulf region to avoid military escalation, but Iran rejected holding talks with the U.S.