He added that the funds, which equate to $100 billion in the first quarter of this year should instead be used to support vulnerable communities.
The deal is significant for global food supplies, but also as it's the first major agreement between the two sides since Moscow launched it's unprovoked onslaught on Feb. 24.
Actor and activist Ashley Judd shares with CNBC's Tania Bryer her personal views on the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade. She also discusses the importance of family planning and maternal health, among other issues, in her capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund.
The United Nations' report was released on World Population Day.
In remarks delivered via video to the Austrian World Summit in Vienna, Antonio Guterres issued a sobering assessment of the planet's prospects.
Topsoil is eroding at a fast pace due to climate change and poor farming practices that experts say threatens food supply, the environment and water security.
U.N. Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, talks exclusively to CNBC's Tania Bryer about why financial inclusion is such an important global issue.
The United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Achim Steiner, tells CNBC's Tania Bryer about the organization's work in the face of growing crises that include the war in Ukraine, rising prices and supply shocks.
CNBC Travel spoke with people from four industries about occupations where working from home — or an office for that matter — isn't an option.
Priyadarshani Joshi of the United Nations agency says nobody would argue that education isn't important, "but the money does not seem to add up."
The U.N. report, Financing for Sustainable Development, highlights a stark divergence in global economies that could cause a severe set-back to reaching the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. CNBC's Tania Bryer caught up with the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, about the report's findings and the war in Ukraine.
While prices might continue to rise due to high energy costs and demand pressures, experts don't expect food shortages will occur in the United States.
The war in Ukraine is putting a massive strain on the global food supply. Prices of food and commodity inputs like wheat, corn and fertilizers are soaring in the United States amid growing international food-security concerns.
Sridhar Dharmapuri at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations says food prices are at 30-year highs and countries in Asia that are dependent on imports are among the hardest hit.
How can employers in Asia continue to attract and retain talent? The answer lies in this "under-tapped pool" of talent — individuals with disabilities.
The 1.5 degrees Celsius goal is the aspirational temperature threshold ascribed in the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement.
Antonio Guterres pulled no punches in remarks broadcast Monday morning.
Pradeep Kakkattil of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS discusses the gaps in health care that the initiative has aimed to address through technology.
Lessons from our former interns suggest anyone — with or without a connection to Afghanistan or Ukraine — can help those who have moved on beyond refugee camps.
Sima Bahous, executive director of UN Women, tells Tania Bryer that recognizing International Women's Day is as important as ever, and shares her thoughts on the plight of women and girls affected by the situation in Ukraine.