Last year’s 75th anniversary of the United Nations sparked a huge internal debate over the organization’s future, as well as a shift away from the post-World War Two consensus of its early days. These considerations culminated in the UN Secretary-groundbreaking General’s new report, Our Common Agenda, which lays out hisContinue Reading

On September 10, Russia’s state-controlled gas company announced that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, a contentious project opposed by Ukraine and the United States, had been completed. The Nord Stream 2 project was completed on Friday morning. Nord Stream 2, sponsored by other European companies and ownedContinue Reading

The World Health Organization (WHO) held a Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development, which urged for global governance and recommended the creation of a Global Health Board “under the auspices of the G20.” The Commission made the comments at a press conference held on Friday at the WHO RegionalContinue Reading

Countries must swiftly overhaul healthcare, surveillance, and governance if the Pan-European region is to be prepared for the next pandemic. This is one of the key conclusions of a World Health Organization (WHO) report that looked at how 53 nations dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the report, theContinue Reading

The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticized the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic across Europe in a study, stating that lessons must be learned in order to avoid another pandemic and similar economic consequences.  Despite numerous warnings, the WHO claimed that the region was unprepared for the pandemic and thatContinue Reading

An inter-parliamentary conference on the EU’s common foreign and security policy, held in Ljubljana as part of Slovenia’s EU presidency, heard calls for the bloc to take a united and assertive approach to global challenges on Thursday (9 September).  Speaker of the National Assembly Igor Zori said the EU needed to useContinue Reading

North Korea held a “paramilitary and public security” parade in Pyongyang to commemorate the country’s creation day, according to state media.  The event, which took place in the early hours of Thursday at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang and included an aerial display by fighter planes, was attended byContinue Reading

The UN chief urged a virtual gathering on Thursday celebrating the International Day to Protect Education from Attack to speak with one voice that “attacks on schools must stop.” He praised education for not only imparting knowledge and skills but also for altering lives and promoting growth for people, communities,Continue Reading

Egypt’s president stated that developing countries require more cooperation from the private sector and financial institutions in order to achieve sustainable development goals.  On Wednesday, Abdel Fattah El Sisi made the remarks during Cairo’s inaugural international cooperation event. He stated that green recovery has become an urgent issue that is currently atContinue Reading

On Wednesday, the UN Secretary-General praised Latin American and Caribbean countries for their climate leadership.  Secretary-General António Guterres said he was counting on these countries to send a strong message to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) that a resilient net-zero future is attainable.  He was addressing at the Government of Argentina’sContinue Reading