In light of their poor human rights record, the trio’s expected win at the council has prompted an outcry from rights groups.
The World Bank had invested more than $12 billion in fossil fuels since 2015, according to a report by Urgewald, an environmental NGO based in Germany.
Beset by multiple crises around the world, the UN finds itself at a crossroads.
Shaped by past inequality and colonial priorities, the UN has yet to confront the truth about itself, or distance its past from the reality of the present.
Veto highlights the growing divide between Washington and its European allies, as well as Arab countries, who have refused to commit to taking back foreign fighters since allied forces crushed Daesh over a year ago.
Volkan Bozkir becomes first Turkish national to head General Assembly ahead of the historic meeting.
Instead of meeting in the assembly chamber at UN headquarters, ambassadors from the 193 UN member nations will cast secret ballots at a designated venue during spaced-out time slots.
The $6.7 billion will fund the UN’s humanitarian response plan to help the world’s most vulnerable people deal with the pandemic now and in the coming months as food supplies falling and prices soaring, and children missing vaccinations and meals.
The resolution requests Secretary-General Antonio Guterres work with the World Health Organization and recommend options to ensure timely and equitable access to testing, medical supplies, drugs and future coronavirus vaccines for all in need.
According to diplomats, the UN Security Council will hold its first meeting over the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, after weeks of divisions among its five permanent members, diplomats said Monday.
In an ABC interview, Barr, the country's top law-enforcement officer, said US President Trump's critical tweets of those involved in the case of Roger Stone "make it impossible for me to do my job".
European Union members of the council, in a joint statement to reporters, later urged Myanmar to comply with the measures ordered by the UN’s top court, stressing that they are “compulsory under international law.”
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