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Pupils wear face masks as they attend class at Kitante Primary School in Kampala, Uganda

Uganda’s schools reopen, ending world’s longest lockdown


Many young students across Uganda have not attended formal classes for nearly two years because of COVID-19, as schools were unable to host online lessons.

The International Space Station is a great example of how space has, for the most part, been a peaceful and collaborative international arena.

Space law hasn’t been changed since 1967 – but the UN aims to update laws and keep space peaceful

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Migrants make their way to the checkpoint "Kuznitsa" at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU places new sanctions on entities facilitating migration to Belarus

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A view of a tent camp set by migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere gathering at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU officials accuse Belarus of creating a new migrant crisis

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A health worker inoculates a man next to a banner thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine at a government hospital in New Delhi, India

A milestone for India: 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses administered.

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Moroccan UN peacekeepers wearing blue helmets patrol a rich soil road Bangassou, Central African Republic, Feb. 14, 2021. 

Externalities of intervention: Part I

Critical State

In the 21st century, many UN peacekeeping mandates have included so-called “green goals,” benchmarks meant to prevent conflict by reducing resource competition and environmental degradation.

People wearing masks stand in front of white bags of food aid

Russia’s vote at UN could cut off humanitarian aid to northwest Syria

Conflict & Justice

Millions of people could be cut off from assistance if the Bab al-Hawa crossing, along the border between Turkey and Syria, closes. Basma Alloush, policy and advocacy adviser for the Norwegian Refugee Council, spoke with The World’s Marco Werman about what’s at stake.

Men in suits, some wearing masks and sunglasses stand together

Will Ghebreyesus’ pandemic report card earn him a second WHO term?


Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, has been a mainstay face of the COVID-19 pandemic response over the past year.

Stranded Australian citizens arrive to catch a bus to take a rescue flight from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 1, 2020. Stranded tourists from Australia and New Zealand boarded a chartered flight out of Nepal Wednesday. The Nep

Australians stranded amid the pandemic take their case to the UN

A year ago, the pandemic hit suddenly — stopping transportation, closing borders and stranding many people outside their own countries. A year later, many Australians remain stranded. They’re struggling to get people back home and to bring attention to their plight.

At the entrance of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Headquarters, an Avaaz.org activist dressed as Eva Peron — also known as Evita — sings "Don't feed the greed Kristalina," an adaptation of "Don't cry for me Argentina" from the hit musical "Evita,"

COVID-19 recovery in wealthy countries far outpaces the developing world, IMF warns

In the last year, 86 countries have taken out $110 billion in emergency loans from the IMF, and many are struggling with the debt.