WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a 2019 IAEA conference in Vienna (AN/Dean Calma)
May 12, 2021
An independent expert panel faulted the World Health Organization and world leaders with a slow-moving response to the coronavirus pandemic.
A shipment of China's Sinopharm vaccine arrives in Peru (AN/Peru Foreign Ministry)
May 7, 2021
WHO added a Chinese shot to its list of COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use, providing COVAX another option to broaden vaccine access.
WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala leads a General Council meeting in Geneva (AN/WTO)
May 5, 2021
The United States and WTO chief backed waivers to vaccine patent protections aimed at speeding efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic.
UNCTAD reports online sales jumped to 19 percent of all retail purchases in 2020 (AN/Andrew Neel)
May 3, 2021
Global online sales among seven major economies jumped to almost one-fifth of all retail sales last year during the pandemic, UNCTAD reported.
Moderna's two-shot mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 (AN/Elaine Heirigs)
April 30, 2021
WHO listed Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, the fifth such designation since the pandemic began and another step towards global access.
Health checks in India (AN/Gwydion Williams)
April 29, 2021
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.
A photo illustration of medicinal syringes used to administer drugs, vaccines and blood transfusions (AN/Jernej Furman)
April 20, 2021
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.
Greta Thunberg at a U.S. climate rally in Denver in October 2019 (AN/Anthony Quintano)
April 19, 2021
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg joined WHO in calling on rich nations to stop hoarding vaccines and start accelerating the spread of shots worldwide.
Water tanks with contaminated water in front of the reactor buildings at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi (AN/Susanna Loof)
April 13, 2021
The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency offered support for Japan’s decision to release treated radioactive wastewater from Fukushima into the ocean in 2023.
WHO scientists outside the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan (AN/CGTN)
March 30, 2021
The coronavirus was likely transmitted initially from bats to humans through another animal and not from an accident in a Chinese lab, scientists reported.