Trump rejected invitation to speak to WHO conference

President Trump rejected an invitation to speak at a virtual meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO), a body that he has repeatedly...

Top China expert warns of potential second coronavirus wave

China faces a potential second wave of coronavirus infections due to a lack of immunity among its population, its government's senior medical...

UN chief: Int’l cooperation on digital technology essential to help defeat COVID-19

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Saturday that international cooperation on digital technology is essential to help defeat COVID-19.

India provided medical supplies to over 120 countries to combat COVID-19 pandemic: Piyush Goyal...

India has provided medical supplies to over 120 countries to combat the coronavirus pandemic, out of which 43 countries received it as...
Britain’s former prime minister Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown: coronavirus must be ‘eradicated in every continent’

Gordon Brown has warned that a second or third wave of coronavirus infection could emanate from poor countries with undeveloped health systems, saying...

UN chief appeals to ‘common humanity’ across all faiths, in tackling the coronavirus

“It lays bare our responsibility to promote solidarity as the foundation of our response – a solidarity based on the human rights...

‘Urgency to act’ for sustainable development, greater than ever as coronavirus pandemic continues

As COVID-19 upends lives and livelihoods across the planet, the UN on Monday held a wide-ranging policy discussion stressing a range of...

WHO denies report of pressure to withhold info

The World Health Organization has dismissed as “false allegations” a media report that it withheld information about the new coronavirus following pressure...

Yemen appeals for int’l help to stem coronavirus

The Yemeni government on Sunday appealed for help from the international community to combat the spread of coronavirus. Yemeni...

Stuck on cruise ships during pandemic, crews beg to go home

Carolina Vásquez lost track of days and nights, unable to see the sunlight while stuck for two weeks in a windowless cruise...

Potentially fatal bouts of heat and humidity on the rise, study finds

Intolerable bouts of extreme humidity and heat which could threaten human survival are on the rise across the world, suggesting that worst-case...

Virus has big impact on aircraft observing system: WMO

With a plunge of around 80% in climate measurements taken from aircraft, due to air travel all but collapsing due to coronavirus,...

UK watchdog deems Shell’s ‘drive carbon neutral’ ad campaign acceptable

A Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) advertising campaign promising customers they can “drive carbon neutral” has been deemed acceptable under Britain’s advertising rules...

UN expert urges adoption of draft declaration on international solidarity

States and non-state actors must cooperate much more closely in the struggle to fully respect human rights after the world emerges from...

COVID-19 makes universal digital access and cooperation essential: UN tech agency

As the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes the way in which we work, keep in touch, go to school and shop for essentials –...