“The pandemic is a clear test of international cooperation – a test we have essentially failed," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said last week.
The Canadian prime minister argued in a U.N. speech that COVID-19 is a "wake-up call" that current global systems simply don't work anymore.
The move will set the stage for a contentious dispute at the world body with the U.S. insisting it has done something that no one else recognizes as valid.
The measure would launch international scrutiny of systemic racism against people of African descent in the U.S.
A horrific attack at a maternity hospital in Kabul has not been claimed by any group, but the U.S. said it bears all the hallmarks of Afghanistan’s IS affiliate.
U.N. humanitarian chief warns that the peak of the pandemic hasn't hit the world's poorest countries: “The specter of multiple famines looms.”
But U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that despite the challenges, young people are still finding ways to drive change amid the pandemic.
The COVID-19 crisis "would effectively reverse the last two to three years of progress in reducing infant mortality within a single year," a new UN report says.
COVID-19 lockdowns are putting people with abusive partners at greater risk for domestic violence, Secretary-General António Guterres said.
It was the first resolution adopted by the 193-member world body on the coronavirus pandemic.