The U.S. president delivering remarks at a South Dakota fireworks rally (AN/Tia Dufour)
July 7, 2020
(AN) — U.S. President Donald Trump delivered notice to the United Nations on Tuesday triggering a 1-year withdrawal process from the World Health Organization due to political grievances surrounding an accelerating coronavirus pandemic.
A school for children displaced by war in Idlib, Syria (AN/Charles Lawley)
July 7, 2020
(AN) — U.N. human rights experts on Tuesday unveiled fresh evidence of Syrian war crimes and possible crimes against humanity involving people trapped in civilian areas of the opposition-held Idlib province since November.
U.S. sailor Joyce Sim treats a patient aboard a hospital ship supporting the nation's COVID-19 response effort (AN/Ryan Breeden)
July 6, 2020
(AN) — A day after the world surged past 10 million COVID-19 cases and 500,000 deaths, the World Health Organization quietly updated its pandemic timeline to reflect that China did not directly notify global authorities of the first “viral pneumonia” cases in Wuhan.
Tourists visit London's Trafalgar Square in pre-COVID-19 pandemic days (AN/John Heilprin)
July 1, 2020
(AN) — The global coronavirus outbreak could cause as much as US$3.3 trillion in losses to the global tourism industry if the pandemic lasts a year, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development reported on Wednesday.
The U.N. Security Council's virtual meeting calling for a global ceasefire (AN/U.N. Web TV)
July 1, 2020
(AN) — The U.N. Security Council overcame U.S. resistance to unanimously approve a resolution on Wednesday calling for immediate ceasefires worldwide so that everyone can focus their efforts on ending the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet addresses the opening of the Human Rights Council in Geneva (AN/OHCHR)
June 30, 2020
(AN) — The challenge of preventing abuses worldwide is rising sharply as racism, discrimination and social inequalities accelerate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday.
A Minneapolis police officer watching a crowd of protesters in late May (AN/Chad Davis)
June 29, 2020
(AN) — Crackdowns on protesters and journalists landed the United States on an updated watchlist of nations where a global alliance on Monday said it had “serious concerns regarding the exercise of civic freedoms.”
The U.S. Navy's hospital ship deployed at New York City in spring for the pandemic (AN/Joe Nolan)
June 28, 2020
(AN) — The world reached two tragic milestones on Sunday — 10 million COVID-19 cases and 500,000 deaths — with 1 million infections added in the past six days even as nations eased lockdowns and focused on economic recovery.
A memorial in Washington to Eleanor Roosevelt and her role in establishing the United Nations (AN/Paul Simpson)
June 26, 2020
(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.
A nearly empty terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in the U.S. in April (AN/John Heilprin)
June 24, 2020
(AN) — The International Monetary Fund estimated a 4.9 percent drop in global GDP for 2020 on Wednesday, sharply revising its earlier prediction of a 3 percent drop from the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.