Americas

UN humanitarian office moves to support victims hit by Costa Rican earthquake

At least 13 people have died and 56 are still missing after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica last week, the United Nations humanitarian arm reported today while announcing a field visit to assess makeshift shelters accommodating almost 2,000 victims of the disaster.

Nuclear monitoring pact between UN watchdog and US enters into force

An Additional Protocol to the nuclear safeguards agreement between the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United States that boosts access to nuclear information and sites has now entered into force, making the US the last of the five nuclear-weapon States party to a key global non-proliferation pact to fulfil this obligation.