A new U.N. report recommended methane emissions cuts as the most efficient way of preventing another 0.3 degrees Celsius of global warming.
The United States and WTO chief backed waivers to vaccine patent protections aimed at speeding efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic.
Global online sales among seven major economies jumped to almost one-fifth of all retail sales last year during the pandemic, UNCTAD reported.
Major powers completed a third round of talks in Vienna amid “cautious and growing optimism,” seeking ways to resuscitate the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.
WHO listed Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, the fifth such designation since the pandemic began and another step towards global access.
Two of every five cases were in the United States, India and Brazil alone — with more than 3.1 million deaths and 87 million recoveries worldwide.
The U.N. is considering one candidate for secretary-general in 2022 — incumbent António Guterres — despite the emergence of self-nominated challengers.
The U.N. chief remained determined to bring Cypriot leaders together despite acknowledging failure to surmount differences over how to restart formal talks.
Nine Southeast Asian nations demanded that the military in Myanmar — the tenth ASEAN member — should immediately cease all violence and killings.
A two-day global climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden ended with leaders and companies pledging to decarbonize the world economy.
World football’s governing body FIFA and Europe’s UEFA faced down their biggest challenge in decades from the proposed European Super League.
The E.U. proposed new rules that would require publicly-listed and large private companies to report information on their environmental and social impacts.
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.
China lashed out against Human Rights Watch’s report calling for a U.N.-led probe of alleged crimes against humanity targeting Uighurs in Xinjiang Province.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg joined WHO in calling on rich nations to stop hoarding vaccines and start accelerating the spread of shots worldwide.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency offered support for Japan’s decision to release treated radioactive wastewater from Fukushima into the ocean in 2023.
A new Swiss foundation unveiled sweeping plans that include establishing a global science court, an international organization and an international treaty.
After a week of U.S.-Iran proximity talks on the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran’s president announced Tehran is testing a centrifuge to speed uranium enrichment.
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.
The International Criminal Court hopes to ‘re-engage’ with the United States after it revoked former Trump administration sanctions and visa restrictions.
Old-growth tropical forest losses rose 12 percent in 2020 accelerated by commerce and climate-related factors, according to Global Forest Watch.