United Nations

Ex-health secretary, who quit after breaking social distancing rules, to help countries recover from Covid-19.
Sorry to break it to you, tickets for this K-pop performance were not on sale.
A UN memo addressed to staff on the ground urged them to "stay calm".
The 18-year-old Swedish climate activist shared her thoughts on the dire Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
The latest review of climate literature finds that the window to avert catastrophic warming with existing tools is rapidly closing.
The government-backed review could “fuel racism” in Britain, a United Nations human rights group has said.
The Tory MP sparked anger by accusing the UN agency of "playing politics" with its £25,000 donation to a London community project.
No.10 suggests home secretary is looking to Australia's controversial "stop the boats" policy for potential inspiration.
The Internal Market Bill breaches the Withdrawal Agreement brokered by Boris Johnson and Theresa May. Will the UK face sanctions? Or... anything?
The United Nations said LGBT people are at an elevated risk of domestic and family violence.
Without a vaccine or effective drugs the UK has warned social distancing measures could last until the end of the year. Despite showing support for anti-lockdown protesters, U.S. President Trump has criticized the governor of Georgia for reopening too soon. The United Nations warned that the coronavirus pandemic risks becoming a human rights crisis because of what U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said was “the rise of hate speech, the targeting of vulnerable groups, and the risks of heavy-handed security responses undermining the health response.” Australia is calling for G20 countries to evaluate the safety of wet markets - calling them a "biosecurity and human health risk." Some reports claim that covid-19 originated in a wet market that sold wild animals in Wuhan, China. And an elderly couple in their 80s who live on either side of the German and Danish border have managed to keep their love alive despite lockdown measures - by, literally, meeting in the middle for tea and Schnapps.
“These talks reflect how disconnected country leaders are from the urgency of the science and the demands of their citizens in the streets."
The Swedish activist accused politicians and big business of “clever accounting and creative PR” to create the appearance of action.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden's alternative Nobel Prize. Last Friday, Thunberg was at the United Nations and demanded governments take emergency action.
The president mocked the teen activist on Monday: “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.”
From childhood, girls are conditioned to be amenable. How inspiring and important, then, that the teenage activist didn’t cut the tension at the UN by flashing a smile, opinion editor Lucy Pasha-Robinson writes.
The 16-year-old activist delivers a fiery warning at the UN Climate Action Summit.
The teenage climate change activist is in New York to attend the UN climate summit in September.
The United Nations environmental body, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has released a report detailing how humans are accelerating climate change in the way we use land on this planet. While the problems are wide-spread and deeply-rooted, we look at how we can all make individual contributions in the fight against further damage.
World population could reach a peak of nearly 11 billion around the end of the century.