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World Jun 18U.N. says millions driven from homes in 2020 despite COVID crisis
The United Nations' refugee agency says war, violence, persecution, human rights violations and other factors caused nearly 3 million people to flee their homes last year, even though the COVID-19 crisis restricted movement worldwide.
World May 27U.N. rights chief says Israeli strikes in Gaza may be war crimes
The U.N. rights chief said Thursday that Israeli forces may have committed war crimes in the 11-day war with the militant group Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip.
World May 25Biden to meet Putin for Geneva summit amid U.S.-Russia tension
President Joe Biden will hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month in Geneva, a face-to-face meeting between the two leaders that comes amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russia in the first months of the Biden…
Health May 05U.S. approves waiving intellectual property rules on COVID-19 vaccines
The Biden administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to speed the end of the pandemic.
Health Mar 30White House expresses concerns about WHO report on COVID-19 origin
An international team that has released a long-awaited study of the possible origins of COVID-19 with Chinese colleagues say it's a "first start."…
World Feb 12U.N. rights body adopts watered-down text on Myanmar coup
Revisions to the resolution removed calls to bolster the ability of a U.N. rights expert to scrutinize Myanmar and for restraint from the country's military.
Health Feb 10WHO expert group recommends use of AstraZeneca vaccine
Independent experts advising the World Health Organization have recommended the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine to fight COVID-19 even in countries that have turned up worrying coronavirus variants in their populations.
Politics Feb 08U.S. plans to reengage with U.N. rights council, reversing Trump
The Biden administration has announced plans to reengage with the much-maligned U.N. Human Rights Council that former President Donald Trump withdrew from almost three years ago.
Health Feb 03UN-backed program seeks rollout of 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses in Q1
A U.N.-backed program to deploy COVID-19 vaccines to the neediest people worldwide has announced plans for an initial distribution of some 100 million doses by the end of March.
Health Jan 19Panel concludes China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic
A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the U.N. health agency should have labeled it a…