At least 50 countries have committed to protect 30 percent of the planet, including land and sea, over the decade in efforts to halt species extinction and address climate change issues.
By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press
Ethiopia's situation is “spiraling out of control with appalling impact on civilians” and urgently needs outside monitoring, the United Nations human rights chief warned Wednesday.
By Associated Press
Guterres accused some countries he didn't name of ignoring or rejecting the World Health Organization’s recommendations at the start of the crisis early this year, resulting in nations going in their own directions.
By Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
The head of the United Nations is calling on countries to end what he calls a war on nature and instead embrace a future without carbon pollution triggering global warming.
By Seth Borenstein, Frank Jordans, Associated Press
By Cara Anna, Associated Press
The United Nations says it and Ethiopia’s government have signed a deal to allow “unimpeded” humanitarian access to the embattled Tigray region, at least the parts under federal government control.
By Associated Press
The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said the risk of catching COVID-19 while skiing is likely minimal. The agency warned that it's the activities around skiing that are risky for disease spread.
By Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
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.
By Jamey Keaten, Cara Anna, Associated Press
The United Nations refugee agency says about 32,000 people have fled Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region into neighboring Sudan, and it is preparing to take in up to 200,000 in the next six months if necessary.
By Tameen Akhgar. Associated Press and Samy Magdy, Eissa Ahmed, Associated Press
Dire U.N. warnings of a growing hunger crisis are becoming reality in multiple countries. The coronavirus pandemic is adding a further burden on families already struggling to feed themselves amid collapsing economies and war.
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