Latest Achim Steiner News

Davos updates | Urgent need in Afghanistan is saving economy

May. 23, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Two high-level speakers at the World Economic Forum gathering say Afghanistan’s most urgent need is saving its economy from complete collapse. Achim Steiner, administrator of the United Nations Development Program, said Monday in Davos that “we cannot...

Live updates |Congress approves $40B aid package to Ukraine

May. 19, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the United States for the $40 billion aid package, which got final congressional approval on Thursday. “This is a demonstration of strong leadership and a necessary contribution to our common defense of freedom,”...

EXPLAINER: UN 'house on fire' climate report key to action

Feb. 28, 2022 12:13 PM EST

A new science report from the United Nations spells out in excruciating detail the pain of climate change to people and the planet with the idea — the hope really — that if leaders pay attention, some of the worst can be avoided or lessened. One scientist calls it the “Your...