Antonio Guterres

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The world kept warming in 2022. Is the 1.5-degree Celsius target within reach?

Climate Change

Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is the most-repeated goal in the fight against climate change. But as each new year is among recorded history’s hottest, is it still a viable one? 

A large pile of garbage is shown along the shores of Mumbai, India, with several tall buildings in the distance.

UN scientists warn of worsening global warming

Climate Change
A large pallet is shown covered in a white wrapping with the logo for COVAX posted on the side.

Ghana receives first vaccines from COVAX

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The bust of French statesman Robert Schuman, one of the founders of the European Union, is seen while environmental activists launch a hot air balloon during a demonstration outside of an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 10, 2020.

5 years into Paris agreement, net-zero pledges are boosting optimism

Climate Change
A young girl is shown sitting at a classroom desk wearing a protective face mask and plastic face guard while holding a pen.

UN head warns of ‘a generational catastrophe’; Record temperatures in Iraq; Belarus’ president aligns with Russia

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Leon Panetta on coronavirus: ‘We’re paying the price’ of ignoring intelligence reports


Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta speaks with The World about the role of the US military and defense preparedness during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rohingya refugees stand in a makeshift refugee camp made mostly of tents.

A new report on the Rohingya crisis reveals systemic problems within the UN

Conflict & Justice

A new report from the UN says that the UN shares responsibility with Myanmar’s government for the human rights abuses in Myanmar due to systemic failures. John Sifton of Human Rights Watch spoke with Carol Hills about how this conclusion was reached.

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The Trump administration continues to undercut its own climate report

Climate Change

The Trump administration seems determined to ignore the findings in the recently released climate report from its own agencies.

Kofi Annan

Former UN leader Kofi Annan dies in Switzerland

In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death after a short undisclosed illness with “immense sadness”, saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children Ama, Kojo and Nina.

Number of Syrian Refugees May Grow to Three Million by End of Year

Global Politics

The UN announced the number of Syrians refugees who’ve fled their country officially hit one million. Antonio Guterres, head of the UN’s Refugee Agency, the UNHCR, says that could triple by the end of this year.