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.
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.
View from the Palestinian city of Jericho in the occupied West Bank (AN/Kevin Dooley)
July 3, 2020
(AN) — An independent group of global leaders appealed to European leaders on Friday to “stand firm” against Israel’s threat to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, saying such a move would increase the risks of violence and undermine global respect for the rule of law.
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.
Kosovo's president, Hashim Thaçi, at a U.S. ceremony in 2017 at Arlington National Cemetery (AN/Elizabeth Fraser)
June 24, 2020
(AN) — Kosovo’s president, Hashim Thaçi, and nine other former separatists were indicted on war crimes charges on Wednesday, three days before talks in Washington with his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vučić.
The International Criminal Court at The Hague, Netherlands (AN/Greger Ravik)
June 23, 2020
The world’s first permanent war crimes tribunal won strong support on Tuesday from 67 nations opposed to U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions against court staff to block investigation of alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a State Department press briefing in March (AN/Ronny Przysucha)
June 20, 2020
(AN) — The top American diplomat on Saturday rebuked the U.N. Human Rights Council as “a haven for dictators and the democracies that indulge them” a day after it commissioned a report on racism and police brutality.
A high-level U.N. Security Council meeting in 2018 (AN/Shealah Craighead)
June 18, 2020
(AN) — Kenya won election to the 15-nation United Nations Security Council on Thursday, joining with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway in gaining a non-permanent seat on the most powerful arm of the world body.
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, center, at an UNCTAD meeting in Geneva on April 1, 2019 (AN/Timothy Sullivan)
June 8, 2020
(AN) — The embattled World Trade Organization shifted to the job of selecting a new director-general as the nominating period opened on Monday in an expected race between candidates from Mexico, Africa and Europe.
The U.N. General Assembly's main chamber in New York (AN/Ron Cogswell)
June 8, 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations will not summon world leaders to its annual gathering for the first time in its 75-year history, U.N. General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande announced on Monday.