Russian opposition activist and lawyer Lyubov Sobol with the Anti-Corruption Foundation (AN/Michał Siergiejevicz)
September 24, 2020
(AN) — Governments lose trillions of dollars a year to corruption, money laundering and tax avoidance and trillions more are hidden away that could aid people living in poverty, a U.N. panel reported on Thursday.
A canal in China's ancient city of Suzhou, the “Venice of the East" (AN/Pedro Szekely)
September 22, 2020
(AN) — Sharpening his differences with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that his nation — the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases — plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a press briefing in Washington earlier this week (AN/Ron Przysucha)
September 21, 2020
(AN) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration followed through on its threat to unilaterally restore sanctions against Iran on Monday, defying widespread international criticism that the action is illegal.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino and UNODC Executive Director Ghada Fathi Waly at a news event in Vienna on tackling corruption and crime in sport (AN/Nikoleta Haffar)
September 14, 2020
(AN) — New momentum for the idea of creating a global organization that would be devoted to investigating widespread corruption in sports surfaced on Monday as FIFA and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime signed a new cooperation agreement.
COVID-19 testing by a senior lab technician for a joint FAO/IAEA facility at Seibersdorf, Austria in May (AN/Dean Calma)
September 10, 2020
(AN) — More than 30 nations on Thursday pledged to help a global collaboration among 10 international organizations raise USD$35 billion for speeding development and production of coronavirus tests, medicines and vaccines worldwide.
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the U.N. General Assembly at New York in 2019 (AN/Joyce N. Boghgosian)
September 7, 2020
(AN) — Ahead of his last U.N. visit, U.S. President Donald Trump dusted off a favorite self-aggrandizing tale about the time he “offered to rebuild” the world body’s headquarters and save it a ton of money. There’s just one problem: he declined the opportunity, a U.N. official said.
Witold Bańka, as Polish sports minister, greets athletes back from the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games (AN/P. Tracz)
September 4, 2020
(AN) — Responding to international pressure, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Friday it will consider amending its rules to prevent the United States from jeopardizing the global anti-doping system.
Winter in Davos, Switzerland, home to the World Economic Forum's annual meetings (AN/Falk Lademann)
August 26, 2020
(AN) — Summer hiking paths instead of winter ski trails await world leaders and power brokers at their next annual gathering in the Swiss resort town of Davos, the World Economic Forum announced on Wednesday.
Hot air ballooning in Turkey's Cappadocia region (AN/Feridun F. Alkaya)
August 25, 2020
(AN) — The coronavirus pandemic could eliminate 40 percent of global tourism’s 300 million jobs — one of every 10 worldwide — and trillions of dollars essential to developing economies, the U.N. chief said on Tuesday.
Police face off with protesters at Hong Kong in December 2019 (AN/K.rol2007)
August 10, 2020
(AN) — China announced that it imposed economic sanctions on 11 nongovernmental organization leaders and U.S. lawmakers on Monday, in a retaliatory move against outspoken critics of its decision to tighten the reins on Hong Kong’s semi-independence.