Along the road from Uganda's capital Kampala to Entebbe (AN/John Heilprin)
September 14, 2020
(AN) — The pandemic halted decades of advances in fighting poverty and disease and reversed progress towards achieving the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, according to a new report on Monday.
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.
A large farm growing a variety of crops in northern Vietnam's Hạ Long Bay region (AN/Dennis Jarvis)
September 1, 2020
(AN) — Delegates from 46 nations joined Tuesday’s opening of a virtual summit hosted by the Food and Agricultural Organization on how to help pandemic-battered farmers keep supplying food for tens of millions of people.
A World Health Organization virtual news briefing on Friday (AN/U.N. Web TV)
August 21, 2020
(AN) — World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus offered a tentative timetable on Friday for ending the coronavirus pandemic in less than two years if nations can pull together in fighting it.
A nearly empty commercial flight from the United States to Europe in April (AN/John Heilprin)
August 11, 2020
(AN) — The world reached another staggering milestone on Tuesday, pushing past 20 million COVID-19 cases with 736,000 deaths — a doubling of 10 million cases in just over six weeks that shows the perils of reopening battered economies while the coronavirus spreads.
Children heading home from school in the Philippines (AN/Brian Evans)
August 4, 2020
(AN) — A generation of children could suffer major setbacks in education if nations fail to sufficiently contain the spread of the coronavirus so schools can reopen, according to UNESCO data showing 100 nationwide closures impacting half of the world’s student population.
Muslim students on a field trip in Uganda (AN/John Heilprin)
July 29, 2020
(AN) — Government officials inflicted almost half of all the violence suffered by people risking grave dangers to transit through North Africa for a chance at news lives in Europe, the U.N. refugee agency and Danish Refugee Council reported on Wednesday.
A young man prepares roasted maize atop a World Food Program carton in Yemen (AN/H. Veit)
July 13, 2020
(AN) — Despite the United Nations-led push to relieve global poverty and hunger, the number of people not getting enough nutrition rose by 60 million since 2014 — and the COVID-19 pandemic may add up to 132 million more to their ranks this year.
Children displaced by war in Idlib, Syria (AN/Charles Lawley)
July 11, 2020
(AN) — The U.N. Security Council voted on Saturday to constrict cross-border humanitarian aid for Syrians living in areas still beyond Syrian President Bashar Assad’s control to just one Turkish crossing, bowing to demands by Russia which, along with Iran, is Assad’s main ally.
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.