The World of International Organizations

At 75, U.N. Charter remains a ‘touchstone’

A memorial in Washington to Eleanor Roosevelt and her role in establishing the United Nations (AN/Paul Simpson)

(AN) — The Charter of the United Nations, the landmark treaty signed 75 years ago on Friday at the end of the U.N. Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, remains a global “touchstone” as relevant as ever.

U.N. climate summit delayed until 2021

Youth climate campaigners with the Fridays for Future movement at the 2019 U.N. climate summit in Madrid (AN/John Englart)

(AN) — The United Nations’ annual climate summit planned for November will be postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the two co-hosts, Britain and Italy, and the world body announced on Thursday.

Global energy demand and CO2 plummet

Oil, gas and wind turbines at the U.K.'s Great Yarmouth Outer Harbor port (AN/Fernando Butcher)

(AN) — Global carbon emissions are on track to decline by almost 8 percent this year from the COVID-19 pandemic causing the biggest downturn in energy use since World War II, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.

WMO warns Earth halfway to Paris limit

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (AN/Hillebrand/USFWS)

(AN) — Signs of global warming are everywhere, the World Meteorological Organization reported on Tuesday, in a global assessment that finds the world officially crossed the halfway point to a major climate crisis benchmark.

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