WHO and Chinese scientists visit veterinary labs in Wuhan (AN/CGTN)
February 14, 2021
Chinese diplomats pushed back against U.S. skepticism about whether Beijing fully cooperated with WHO scientists investigating the pandemic’s origins.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres marks the 40th anniversary of the Vienna International Center (AN/Dean Calma)
February 5, 2021
The U.N. began its process of re-electing or replacing Secretary-General António Guterres with a formal request for nations to propose any challengers.
U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen at a news conference (AN/U.N. Web TV)
January 29, 2021
Five days of discussions in Geneva ended with no progress. More Syria peace talks “can’t continue like this,” the U.N. special envoy to Syria told reporters.
Libyans at Tripoli's old city and Red Castle in February 2020 (AN/Ziad Fhema)
January 19, 2021
A U.N.-backed Libyan forum voted to authorize a new way of choosing a transitional government that will hold nationwide elections in late December.
The U.S. Capitol in Washington (AN/John Heilprin)
January 7, 2021
International organizations reacted with shock and sadness at the state of American democracy after pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol.
European Council President Charles Michel at an E.U.-China leaders' video meeting (AN/E.U.)
December 30, 2020
The European Union moved to clinch a business investment deal with China despite concerns from the United States and human rights organizations.
An Italian-sculpted statue of King Richard I, one of the few non-British artworks at Parliament (AN/John Heilprin)
December 24, 2020
Britain reached a tentative free-trade deal to lessen the chaos of its departure from the European Union, the world’s biggest trading bloc.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, then U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, visits Namibia in October 2016 (AN/U.S. Embassy Namibia)
November 23, 2020
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to serve as ambassador to the U.N. signals America’s pivot back to multilateralism.
U.N.-brokered peace talks in Tunisia among Libya's warring sides (AN/UNSMIL)
November 13, 2020
Libya’s two main warring factions agreed to hold nationwide elections on December 24, 2021, the U.N. acting envoy for Libya said.
An abandoned nuclear weapons depot in northern Germany (AN/Jan Bommes)
October 24, 2020
Fifty nations ratified a treaty to ban nuclear weapons that will enter into force in 90 days, the U.N. confirmed on the same day it was founded 75 years ago.