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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…
World Jan 05WHO chief ‘disappointed’ at Chinese delays letting experts in
The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that he is "disappointed" that Chinese officials haven't finalized permissions for the arrival of team of experts into China to examine origins of COVID-19.
World Dec 01U.N. says pandemic will likely cause surge in humanitarian needs in 2021
The U.N. humanitarian office says needs for assistance have ballooned to unprecedented levels this year because of COVID-19, projecting that a staggering 235 million people will require help in 2021.
World Nov 24At mostly-virtual U.N. conference E.U., other donors step up with funds to help Afghanistan
The European Union, the United States and other donors pledged billions in new funding for Afghanistan over the next four years, at the first pledging conference of its kind for the troubled and poor country since 2016.