The central Belvedere Hotel during WEF's Annual Meeting at Davos, Switzerland in pre-pandemic times (AN/Robert Scoble)
January 18, 2021
(AN) — Thousands of political and business leaders normally descend on the Swiss ski resort of Davos this time of year. But with the coronavirus pandemic still raging, the World Economic Forum will instead meet virtually — to take on mistrust and division.
A home office in Copenhagen (AN/PeS-Photo)
January 13, 2021
(AN) — The U.N. labor agency reported on Wednesday the number of home-based workers soared with the pandemic, prompting the need for more employment protections and access to health, legal and training resources.
European Council President Charles Michel at an E.U.-China leaders' video meeting (AN/E.U.)
December 30, 2020
(AN) — The European Union on Wednesday moved to clinch a major business investment deal with China that has been seven years in the making, despite concerns from the United States and human rights organizations.
An Italian-sculpted statue of King Richard I, one of the few non-British artworks at Parliament (AN/John Heilprin)
December 24, 2020
(AN) — Breaking what seemed an interminable Brexit deadlock, Britain reached a tentative free-trade deal on Thursday to lessen the chaos of its departure from the European Union, the world’s biggest trading bloc.
Statue of Albert Gallatin, the Swiss-American who headed the U.S. Treasury Department, in Washington (AN/John Heilprin)
December 16, 2020
(AN) — The International Monetary Fund was thrust into a dispute over currency manipulation on Wednesday as the United States formally accused Vietnam and Switzerland of improperly intervening in foreign exchange markets.
Actors Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston were among the activists arrested for unlawfully demonstrating against climate change by the U.S. Capitol in January 2020 (AN/Ted Eytan)
December 12, 2020
(Arête News) — World leaders honored five years of the 2015 Paris Agreement at a virtual summit on Saturday energized by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s vow to rejoin the landmark climate treaty on his first day in office.
American students protest outside the 2016 U.N. climate talks in Morocco in reaction to Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential victory (AN/John Englart)
December 9, 2020
(AN) — A huge “gap” in unmet promises to cut carbon emissions puts the planet on track for average temperatures to rise “in excess of 3 degrees Celsius this century,” the U.N. Environment Program said on Wednesday.
A sign at a GEF-funded project led by UNDP in the Galápagos Islands (AN/Michael Perry)
November 30, 2020
(AN) — The U.N. Development Program said in response to a news article on Monday it examined possible “misuse of funds” affecting almost US$100 million in Global Environment Facility-funded projects.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman speaks at the opening of the G-20 summit (AN/G-20 Saudi Arabia)
November 22, 2020
(AN) — Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies ended a summit hosted by Saudi Arabia on Sunday with a joint promise to make COVID-19 vaccines affordable and equally accessible for all and to support the U.N. health agency.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with four astronauts headed for the International Space Station (AN/Mike Vrbanic)
November 16, 2020
(AN) — The first privately owned and operated spacecraft certified by NASA to fly people launched successfully into orbit and docked with the International Space Station on Monday night, carrying four astronauts as part of a new business-supported era of space exploration.