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WIPO list of world's most innovative countries: Switzerland top for 11th timeweforum30 September 2021 (LINK)

South Korea climbed from 10th in 2020 to 5th in 2021. China at 12 is up from 14 in 2020 and 2019 and 17 in 2018. China was also named the most innovative upper middle-income country ahead of Bulgaria (overall rank 35), while Vietnam (overall rank 44) came first for lower middle-income countries, followed by India (overall rank 46).

UNCTAD report on data-driven digital economyunctad30 September 2021 (LINK)

" Only 20 per cent of people in least developed countries (LDCs) use the Internet; when they do, it is typically at relatively low download speeds and with a relatively high price tag attached. Moreover, the nature of use differs. For example, while up to 8 in 10 Internet users shop online in several developed countries, that figure is less than 1 in 10 in many LDCs. Further, within countries, there are significant divides between rural and urban areas, as well as between men and women. The largest gender divides are observed among LDCs and in the African region."

Yemeni humanitarian organization wins UN refugee awardgenevasolutions29 September 2021 (LINK)

Alleged reprisals and intimidation against 240 who cooperated with UN un29 September 2021 (LINK)

Panel finds 80 alleged abuse cases tied to WHO's Congo workapnews28 September 2021 (LINK)

Sustainability Standards: A new deal to build forward betterITC27 September 2021 (LINK) press release

ITC State of Sustainable Markets reportITC27 September 2021 (LINK)

New version of ITC trade standards mapITC27 September 2021 (LINK)

Support for Nuclear Ban Treaty Is Rising. Nuclear Nations Are on the Defensivetruthout24 September 2021 (LINK)

NGOs Frozen Out of U.N. Buildingforeignpolicy23 September 2021 (LINK)

UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air qualityapnews22 September 2021 (LINK)

UN releases funds to save Afghan health system from collapsealjazeera22 September 2021 (LINK)

UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rightsapnews16 September 2021 (LINK)

UN rights chief reveals new initiative to protect environmental defendersgenevasolutions14 September 2021 (LINK)

$1 billion pledge a 'quantum leap' in commitment to Afghanistan: UN chiefun13 September 2021 (LINK)

Costa Rican economist Rebeca Grynspan took up her new role as secretary-general of UNCTAD on 13 September for a four-year termunctad13 September 2021 (LINK)

Donors pledge $1.2B for Afghanistan as UN warns of catastrophedailysabah13 September 2021 (LINK)

Taliban response to Afghan protests increasingly violent, UN saysreuters10 September 2021 (LINK)

UN raises alarm on Taliban crackdown on dissent, journalistsapnews10 September 2021 (LINK)

Droughts have killed the most people in the world's worst natural disasters over the last 50 yearsbusinessinsider1 September 2021 (LINK)

Financial Trouble at the Human Rights Councilthegenevaobserver9 September 2021 (LINK)

UN Council adopts Afghanistan resolution, but no 'safe zone'afp / france2430 August 2021 (LINK)

U.N. chief says social fabric of Ethiopia being torn apartreuters26 August 2021 (LINK)

Taliban 'intensifying' search for Afghans who helped US: UN documentfrance2419 August 2021 (LINK)

U.N. calls for Haiti 'humanitarian corridor' in gang-held areasswissinfo16 August 2021 (LINK)

UNHCR begins relocation of 20,000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopianation.africa16 August 2021 (LINK)

Gender Equality Trampled on at the UN Conference on Disarmamentthegenevaobserver11 August 2021 (LINK)

UN climate panel secretary: every year in fighting climate change mattersgenevasolutions11 August 2021 (LINK)

'Code red for humanity': what the British papers say about the IPCC report on the climate crisistheguardian10 August 2021 (LINK)

Here's How Climate Change Will Stress Your Homelandscientificamerican10 August 2021 (LINK)

UN's climate change report issued a 'code red for humanity'. Is there anything we can do to fix it?usatoday10 August 2021 (LINK)

Unicef's Next Boss Should Be an Internationalist and a Development Propassblue9 August 2021 (LINK)

Big climate report to be released next month. Here's what to expectlivescience27 July 2021 (LINK)

Is the 'Unprecedented' Reform of the World Meteorological Organization Seriously Stalled?passblue27 July 2021 (LINK)

"Not much has come of the restructuring plan for the WMO secretariat, which actually isn't even a plan, according to a recent report by the UN Joint Inspection Unit, an independent oversight agency. Along with a master plan, the restructuring lacks key objectives and performance indicators — not to mention an assessment of the risks the process could run into, a timeline and cost estimates."

UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billionapnews24 July 2021 (LINK)

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Women's groups call for UN peacekeeping force in Afghanistanapnews16 July 2021 (LINK)

23M children missed vaccines in 2020, nearly 4M more than year before: UNanadolu online15 July 2021 (LINK)

UN: Migrant deaths on sea routes to Europe more than doubleapnews14 July 2021 (LINK)

The Public-Relations Industry Grabs a Foothold in the UNpassblue14 July 2021 (LINK)

"Kofi Annan, the United Nations secretary-general from 1997-2007, and Frederic Eckhard, his spokesman, [...] created the most transparent policies of any recent UN administration. But that goal has hit an all-time low, and some UN agencies are even using public-relations firms to handle media questions."

UN rights boss urges reparations for slavery, racismdw12 July 2021 (LINK)

World Bank estimates cost of rebuilding Gaza at $485Mabcnews8 July 2021 (LINK)

North Korea facing 'harsh lean period': UN food bodyafp / france247 July 2021 (LINK)

Benjamin Swanson of the U.K. appointed Assistant Secretary-General, Office of Internal Oversight Servicesun7 July 2021 (LINK)

UNAIDS strongly condemns violence against LGBTI activists in Tbilisi, Georgiaunaids7 July 2021 (LINK)

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Attacks against critics must stop, those responsible arrested – UN expertsohchr7 July 2021 (LINK)

South Sudan: UNICEF warns of 'desperation and hopelessness' for children 10 years after independenceun6 July 2021 (LINK)

Time to end fisheries subsidies 'madness', urges UN special envoygenevasolutions5 July 2021 (LINK)

UNRWA has 'resolved its problems', Swiss chief saysswissinfo2 July 2021 (LINK)

Over $40 Billion Pledged To Advance Gender Equality During The Generation Equality Forumforbes2 July 2021 (LINK)

Older people excluded from climate response, says UNgenevasolutions2 July 2021 (LINK)

Number of international migrant workers rises to 169 million: ILObusiness-standard.com1 July 2021 (LINK)

World must strike right balance between ocean protection and production: UNCTAD Special Adviser for the Blue Economy Dona Bertarelliunctad30 June 2021 (LINK)

Making the UN More Relevant Is Within Our Reachpassblue21 June 2021 (LINK)

UN blasts world leaders for failing to seal £72bn-a-year deal on climatetheguardian20 June 2021 (LINK)

Secretary-General's Oath of Office [trilingual, as delivered]un18 June 2021 (LINK)

What Now, António?passblue16 June 2021 (LINK)

UNECE Task Force will advance internationally comparable measurement of the circular economyunece16 June 2021 (LINK)

UN official accuses Eritrean forces of deliberately starving Tigrayreuters15 June 2021 (LINK)

Switzerland: Solitary confinement of Brian K. violates Convention against Torture, UN expert saysohchr14 June 2021 (LINK)

Rebeca Grynspan appointed as UNCTAD's secretary-generalunctad11 June 2021 (LINK)

"The Costa Rican economist and former vice president of the Central American nation becomes the first woman to be appointed secretary-general of the UN's trade and development body."

International Geneva, a hub for environmental governance?genevasolutions15 June 2021 (LINK)

U.N. expert urges UAE to release five human rights activistsreuters11 June 2021 (LINK)

Iran regains U.N. vote after U.S. enables U.N. paymentreuters11 June 2021 (LINK)

Child labour on the rise for the first time since 2000: UNaljazeera10 June 2021 (LINK)

UNICEF Is Investing in Several Blockchain Startupscryptobriefing10 June 2021 (LINK)

Those startups cater toward "unbanked" communities—that is, areas with little access to traditional financial services.

UN expert urges Turkey: Stop mis-using the law to detain human rights defendersohchr9 June 2021 (LINK)

Secretary-General Welcomes Security Council's Recommendation That He Serve Second Termun8 June 2021 (LINK)

"The council's decision concluded an uncompetitive and largely opaque process in which it did not seriously consider any other candidates for a position held by nine men over 75 years," said a Human Rights Watch press release. "Since taking office in January 2017, Guterres has rarely criticized or called for accountability by specific governments or their leaders. He adopted a non-confrontational approach toward US President Donald Trump's efforts to sideline human rights by undermining multilateral organizations like the UN and embracing authoritarian leaders."

UN Trade Forum 2: 14-15 Juneunctad8 June 2021 (LINK)

"The second edition of the United Nations Trade Forum will shine a light on the actions needed for an inclusive and green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic."

Long Working Hours Are Linked to Increased Risk of Death, a UN Report Findspassblue7 June 2021 (LINK)

External Audit flags massive problems in WHO procurement practicesthegenevaobserver3 June 2021 (LINK)

Danish parliament approves law to deport asylum seekersaljazeera3 June 2021 (LINK)

Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo To Deliver UNCTAD's major public lecture online on 15 June: good economics for hard times unctad2 June 2021— (LINK)

53 countries demand answers from WHO on sex abuse claimsswitzerlandnews29 May 2021 (LINK)

World may breach 1.5C warming within 5 years: WMOfrance2427 May 2021 (LINK)

Nomination to Lead the UN's Trade Agency Provokes a Power Playpassblue27 May 2021 (LINK)

Concise Atlas of International GenevaKAS27 May 2021 (LINK)

"Despite being home to the United Nations second headquarters, the public often overlooks the importance of Geneva. The Concise Atlas of International Geneva 2019/2020 argues that this is unfounded, since the work of the over 45 international organisations as well as over 750 non-governmental organisations located here gives shape to a multilateral diplomacy such that scarcely exists anywhere else across the world. On the basis of key policy areas in Geneva such as global health, humanitarian aid, global trade, digitalisation, human rights or flight and migration, the atlas highlights the central importance of international Geneva for global developments and multilateralism."

Transparency International and other NGOs call on WHA to investigate WHO's Italian whistleblower disclosuresthegenevaobserver25 May 2021 (LINK)

World Health Assembly meets for critical talks on pandemic strategydw24 May 2021 (LINK)

Taiwan blames China for latest WHO meeting snubap / france2424 May 2021 (LINK)

UN aid official visits worst-hit areas in Gazareuters / msn22 May 2021 (LINK)

COVID-19 death tolls are likely a "significant undercount", maybe 40% more, WHO says swissinfo21 May 2021 (LINK)

Estimated 4,000-6,000 refugees among 70K from Myanmar sought safety in India: UNdailypioneer21 May 2021 (LINK)

Long working hours are a killer, WHO study showsreuters / investing.com16 May 2021 (LINK)

UN Geneva on some crises neglected by much media (PDF)source11 May 2021 (LINK)

Escalation of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, continued crackdown in Myanmar, freedom of assembly and expression under attack in Algeria, and more.

La lutte des stagiaires de l'ONU à Genève pour obtenir un salaire: UN Geneva interns press for salaryrts in French 10 May 2021 (LINK)

'Police opened fire' on protesters in Colombia; UN, NGOs pressure Iván Duqueusatoday8 May 2021 (LINK)

Antonio Guterres lays out vision for second term as UN chiefap / 680news7 May 2021 (LINK)

IUCN: Charting a new path to protect the high seasgenevasolutions7 May 2021 (LINK)

UNAIDS condemns new law that further criminalizes and marginalizes vulnerable groups of people in Ugandaunaids6 May 2021 (LINK)

Moscow joins the Trees in Cities Challenge, the first city in Russia, bringing planting pledges to around 11 million treesunece4 May 2021 (LINK)

New portal tracks COVID-19's impact on trade and developmentsource4 May 2021 (LINK)

"Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to attain almost 5 per cent in 2021, compared with predictions at the end of 2020 of GDP growth of around 4 per cent in 2021. The international community must be careful to avoid the mistakes made in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008/09. It is crucial to maintain an expansionary macroeconomic policy stance for as long as it takes the private sector to regain its confidence to spend."

Free course on Environmental SDG indicators starts 30 April 2021unitar3 May 2021 (LINK)

Geneva-based international organizations explain who they are with some key figuresgeneve-int.ch3 May 2021 (LINK)

WHO chief Tedros plans to seek re-election - Stat Newsreuters3 May 2021 (LINK)

"WHO's 194 member states may propose candidates until September, whose names are sent in sealed envelopes to the Governing Board chair - ahead of the election next year."

Zurich dethroned as world's top green finance centre, Amsterdam now top, Geneva 7thgenevasolutions3 May 2021 (LINK)

Why African countries back China against the West on human rightsbbc2 May 2021 (LINK)

UNAIDS "deeply regrets" UK's proposed 80% reduction in financial support unaids29 April 2021 (LINK)

"The government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) has informed UNAIDS that funding for UNAIDS for 2021 is confirmed at GBP 2.5 million, compared to the GBP 15 million received by UNAIDS from the UK for 2020. This cut of GBP 12.5 million (or more than 80%) is significant. The UK government has said the decision does not reflect a diminished commitment to UNAIDS or the HIV response. UNAIDS recognizes the challenging situation facing many governments, yet deeply regrets this decision of our longstanding partner and advocate. We are assessing the full scope and impact of the cut and are actively formulating mitigation strategies."

WHO stamp of approval for drug combination in battle against malaria genevasolutions29 April 2021 (LINK)

High Anxiety at UNAIDS as UK Massively Slashes Funding thegenevaobserver27 April 2021 (LINK)

United Nations special rapporteurs urge Nepal to rectify appointments in the National Human Rights Commission kathmandupost27 April 2021 (LINK)

They have pointed out the appointments were not in line with international practices and undermines the independence, integrity and legitimacy of the rights body.

Shipping during COVID-19: container freight rates have surged — unctad — 23 April 2021

"About 80% of the goods we consume are carried by ships, but we easily forget this." By early 2021, freight rates from China to South America had jumped 443% compared with 63% on the route between Asia and North America's eastern coast. UNCTAD has provided A 10-point action plan to keep ships moving, ports open and trade flowing during the pandemic.

UN Security Council calls upon Polisario to respect agreement and avoid any provocations in Western Sahara — aawsat — 23 April 2021

The UN Security Council concluded its semi-annual closed consultations on Western Sahara, without issuing a statement. The meeting came amid tensions due to the Polisario's breaching of the ceasefire agreement it had signed with Morocco under UN auspices in 1991, and its impediment to the freedom of movement of the MINURSO.

Absurd, surreal': Activists pan Iran's election to UN forum on women's rights — timesofisrael — 22 April 2021

Millions face hunger as Myanmar crisis worsens, United Nations says — reuters — 22 April 2021

WFP: Malnutrition rising in Mozambique amid extremist insurgency — apnews — 22 April 2021

UN experts urge Switzerland to repatriate two abducted girls from Syria camps — reuters / nationalpost — 22 April 2021

UN Security Council rejects Farmaajo's extension of presidential term — monitor — 21 April 2021

UN Global Compact launches Climate Ambition Accelerator to help more companies set science-based emissions reduction targets — yahoo — 22 April 2021

UN Security Council unanimously endorses progress in Libya: Resolution — channelnewsasia — 17 April 2021

St Vincent volcano: UN warns humanitarian crisis will last months — bbc — 15 April 2021

Murky background to the WHO investigation of Italy's outbreak — thegenevaobserver — 15 April 2021

UN is 'very concerned' about Princess Latifa's situation and still waiting for 'proof of life' — cnn — 10 April 2021

Greta Thunberg to skip UN climate conference over COVID vaccine inequality — nypost — 10 April 2021

Yao Ydo is the newly appointed Director of the International Bureau of Education of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IBE-UNESCO) — ungeneva — 9 April 2021

US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees — apnews — 8 April 2021

Arora Akanska: I'm running for a new UN — mailchi.mp — 6 April 2021

New UNDP study reveals two-thirds of external 'debt service at risk' is not covered by current relief initiatives — undp — 1 April 2021

The boss of the UN Environment Agency has been away from Nairobi for a year for health reasons: does it matter? — passblue — 31 March 2021

Who's in the running for the top UN humanitarian job? — thenewhumanitarian — 31 March 2021

G7 should double help for poorer countries to cut CO2 emissions, says UN — theguardian — 31 March 2021

Data withheld from WHO team probing COVID-19 origins in China — Tedros — reuters — 30 March 2021

Russian mercenaries in Wagner Group behind human rights abuses in CAR, say UN experts — source — 30 March 2021

Pierre Krähenbühl, the former commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), is taking on a new role with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). — swissinfo — 27 March 2021

UN renews mandate of North Korea experts, asks missile probe — apnews — 27 March 2021

Aid millions wasted in Lebanese currency collapse — thenewhumanitarian — 24 March 2021

Kenya Orders Closure of Two Refugee Camps, Gives Ultimatum to UN Agency — usnews — 24 March 2021

UN Rights Council gives green light to investigate Sri Lanka war crimes — dw — 23 March 2021

UN says no international staff left in North Korea — apnews — 20 March 2021

U.N. staffer who complained of sexual assault loses dismissal case — reuters — 23 March 2021

U.N. Rights Chief Agrees to Ethiopia Request for Joint Tigray Inquiry — reuters/usnews — 17 March 2021

Earlier

Senate confirms Katherine Tai as top US trade negotiator — thehill — 17 March 2021

After Ten Years of War, Conflict Still Paralyses Syria — crisisgroup — 15 March 2021

WHO scientist who spoke out about Italy's handling of Covid crisis resigns — theguardian — 14 March 2021

WHO: Guinea Ebola outbreak likely from human source — reuters — 13 March 2021

The U.S. immigration 'crisis' — heathercoxrichardson/substack — 13 March 2021

UN warns green pandemic recovery is falling short — axios — 11 March 2021

Biden Sanctions Myanmar Coup Leader's Children, Their Businesses — bloomberg — 11 March 2021

UN calls for reversal of Myanmar coup and condemns violence — apnews — 10 March 2021

Women in Europe need 'greater economic independence' to avoid poverty: UN Special Rapporteur — un — 6 March 2021

World no closer to answer on COVID origins despite WHO probe — expert — reuters — 5 March 2021

Human Rights Watch: Ethiopia: Eritrean Forces Massacre Tigray Civilians:UN Should Urgently Investigate Atrocities by All Parties — hrw — 5 March 2021

Refugee charities rescuers charged in Italy with 'complicity in people smuggling' — theguardian — 4 March 2021

U.N. report says 17% of food wasted at consumer level — reuters — 4 March 2021

The next UN humanitarian chief should be picked on merit: 'Some countries at the UN are more equal than others.'' — thenewhumanitarian — 4 March 2021

New Humanitarian Vacancy: Head of People and Culture: deadline 14 March 2021 — thenewhumanitarian — 4 March 2021

NGOs worry Covid restrictions at Human Rights Council will leave a mark — genevasolutions — 2 March 2021

Former UNRWA boss hopeful for formal UN exoneration — swissinfo — 1 March 2021

Pamela Coke-Hamilton: from Jamaica to the world: Geneva 31 years ago and now — untoday — 1 March 2021

Twelfth Ministerial Conference to take place in Geneva not Kazakhstan in week on 29 November 2021 — wto — 1 March 2021

U.N. rights experts seek international inquiry on Navalny poisoning — reuters — 1 March 2021

Bangladesh: UN rights chief urges transparent probe into writer's death, review of law under which he was charged — news.un.org — 1 March 2021

UN: At least 18 killed by Myanmar forces in several cities — apnews — 1 March 2021

U.S. intelligence concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — cnbc — 27 February 2021

China and human rights at the Council: a conservative Roman Catholic's view after a Chinese Foreign Minister addresses Geneva body for the first time — bitterwinter — 27 February 2021

Climate pledges for 2030 put world far off 1.5C goal, U.N. warns — reuters — 26 February 2021

Guernica' tapestry no longer on view at UN — afp/rawstory — 26 February 2021

UN chief to host Cyprus meeting in April — afp/euractiv — 25 February 2021

Yemen Faces the Worst Famine the World Has Seen in Decades, the U.N. Warns — ap/time — 24 February 2021

'Too late': David Attenborough warns at UN: Earth faces 'total collapse' — yahoo — 24 February 2021

Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.N. ambassador — pbs — 23 February 2021

Biden's Climate Envoy, at U.N., Likens Global Inaction to a 'Suicide Pact' — nytimes — 23 February 2021

Q&A: UN Environment Assembly Kicks Off With a Call to Make Peace with Nature — ipsnews — 22 February 2021

Russia says it has found first case of H5N8 avian flu in humans, alerts WHO — afp/timesofisrael — 20 February 2021

EU pushes WTO reform and Paris agenda in new trade plan — euobserver — 19 February 2021

A new UN report urges a radical shift in the way we think about nature — cnn — 19 February 2021

WHO deploys team to battle Ebola outbreaks as disease reaches capital — thehill — 18 February 2021

UN Myanmar envoy says he is 'terrified' at prospect of violence against protesters — cnn — 17 February 2021

At 50, the UN Environment Programme must lead again — nature — 16 February 2021

C.Africa football boss and 'Rambo' deny war crimes at ICC — source — 16 February 2021

Isabelle Durant takes over as acting head of UNCTAD — unctad — 16 February 2021

Incoming WTO head warns 'vaccine nationalism' could slow pandemic recovery — reuters — 15 February 2021

Overshadowed by war, aid groups in the Sahel soldier on neglected by peace negotiators — 24matins — 14 February 2021

Judith Butler at the European Graduate School: The abuse of indefinite detention: video — youtube — 13 February 2021

UN rights body adopts watered-down text on Myanmar coup — apnews — 13 February 2021

Wall Street Journal: China refused to give WHO raw data that could have helped determine when and how COVID-19 started — businessinsider — 13 February 2021

PassBlue: the Week in the UN — passblue — 12 February 2021

A Millennial UN Staffer Runs Against Secretary-General António Guterres without any national backing — passblue — 11 February 2021

UN Report: North Korea Stockpiles $316 Million in Cryptocurrencies From Cyberattacks — bitcoin — 10 February 2021

Covid: WHO says 'extremely unlikely' virus leaked from lab in China — bbc — 9 February 2021

UN humanitarian chief to step down: assessments — genevasolutions — 9 February 2021

North Korea continued to develop nuclear program in 2020 in violation of international sanctions, U.N. report says — cbsnews — 8 February 2021

UNCTAD launches new tool to help transform economies amid global crisis — unctad — 8 February 2021

US moves to rejoin UN rights council, reversing Trump anew — apnews — 8 February 2021

ICC clears way for war crimes probe of Israeli actions — pbs — 5 February 2021

A Black woman will be the world's top trade official for the first time — cnn — 5 February 2021

Libya rivals choose interim leaders at UN-backed talks in Geneva — africanews — 5 February 2021

Myanmar coup: UN Security Council backs return of democracy and urges release of detainees — euronews — 5 February 2021

UN chief reappoints billionaire Bloomberg as climate envoy — apnews — 5 February 2021

UNCTAD: Countries hail leadership of outgoing chief — source — 4 February 2021

Biodiversity report urges nations to consider nature an economic asset — newscientist — 2 February 2021

Effective disaster management needs responsible AI — itu — 2 February 2021

UN system in Europe and Central Asia calls on countries to better include environmental and climate change perspectives in their recovery plans — unece — 1 February 2021

The UN's First Feminist, 'Peg' Snyder, Is Dead at 91 — passblue — 30 January 2021

Urban trees and forests in the spotlight as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration commences — unece — 29 January 2021

UN court rejects UK claim to Chagos Islands in favour of Mauritius — theguardian — 28 January 2021

John Kerry: UK climate summit is world's 'last best chance' — bbc — 28 January 2021

Study ranks New Zealand Covid-19 response best, Brazil worst, US in bottom five — france24 — 28 January 2021

Largest-Ever Climate Poll Shows 64% of Global Public Believes Warming Planet Is an 'Emergency' — commondreams — 29 January 2021

UN rights chief seeks sanctions against Sri Lanka generals for alleged war crimes — channelnewsasia — 27 January 2021

UN panel: Yemen's war being fueled by economic profiteering — apnews — 27 January 2021

The New UN Tech Envoy Is Put on Leave, Pending an Investigation — passblue — 27 January 2021

Feminists Grade the UN's Guterres With a 'B' for 2020, up from C+ — passblue — 27 January 2021

'Vaccine nationalism' could cost global economy $9.2 trillion — cgtn — 26 January 2021

Only one of the world's 29 poorest countries has started coronavirus vaccinations — washingtonpost — 26 January 2021

U.N. chief says world faces existential threats, fragilities in address to World Economic Forum — pbs — 25 January 2021

ILO warns of 'lost lockdown generation' — aljazeera — 25 January 2021

Helping poorest tackle climate crisis will boost global growth, says IMF head — theguardian — 25 January 2021

Global Investment Down 42% In 2020, Further Weakness Expected In 2021 (PDF) — unctad — 24 January 2021

10 Billionaires Made Enough Money During The Pandemic To Vaccinate The Entire World — huffpost — 24 January 2021

Ageing dams in India, US, other nations pose growing threat: UN report — hindustantimes — 24 January 2021

WHO: Poorer nations to get first 40 million vaccines next month — dw — 22 January 2021

UN Says Talks on New Syria Constitution to Resume Jan 25 — aawsat — 21 January 2021

World Bank to Fund Lebanon's Vaccination Drive — aawsat — 21 January 2021

Uganda: Bobi Wine files arbitrary detention complaint at UN — aljazeera — 21 January 2021

North Korea Raises Human Rights Concerns at U.N. — newsweek — 21 January 2021

Panel finds world not prepared for COVID-19; China, WHO acted too slowly — upi — 19 January 2021

UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade — unctad — 18 January 2021

Two UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic — apnews — 18 January 2021

UN: Pandemic Reduced Migrants by 2 Million by Mid-2020 — ap/usnews — 16 January 2021

UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi receives award for work on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and announces departure on 15 February — unctad — 15 January 2021

UN rights body picks Fiji in first ever presidential vote — afp/straitstimes — 15 January 2021

Fire destroys homes of thousands in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps, UN says — reuters/cnn — 15 January 2021

WHO team arrives in Wuhan as China reports first Covid-19 death since May — france24 — 14 January 2021

UNICEF COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard: $1.19-$44 per dose — source — 12 January 2021

UN Secretary-General António Guterres Says He Will Seek a Second Term in 2022 — passblue — 11 January 2021

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Agenda 2021: a youth cure for the UN (LINK)

Though not all SIDS are heavily indebted, 17 are considered by the IMF as being at 'high risk' of debt distress, unable to meet their loan payments — unctad — 7 January 2021

UN adopts budget over U.S. and Israel objections — ap/theglobeandmail — 4 January 2021

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EU: Iran's uranium enrichment will have 'serious implications' — aljazeera — 4 January 2021

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