For the first time since becoming leader of the world body, António Guterres invoked Article 99 of the U.N. Charter.
Rich nations have pledged less than 0.2% of the US$400 billion a year that developing countries need for losses and damage.
Almost a quarter of the world faces human-induced drought, and 85% of those live in low- or middle-income countries.
'Minutes to midnight': World hits 1.4° of warming as Dubai summit opens with new fund and report disputing a leader's credibility.
A handful of fossil fuel producing countries and industries show no interest in a strong, restrictive and legally binding instrument.
An internal audit found a US$31 million funding gap and deficiencies in U.N. Climate Change's Transparency Division.
The U.N. and other aid agencies scrambled to step up relief as Israel and Hamas began a four-day truce.
Emissions must decrease 42% by 2030 to keep the 1.5° target alive. Instead, they're expected to rise 3% by then.
Oil and plastic producing nations and lobbyists sought more emphasis on recycling instead of production cuts.
Nikki Haley has adopted Trump's hard line against U.N. participation but stopped short of calling for total withdrawal.
Heat-trapping gases keep collecting in the atmosphere at a record rate, the U.N. weather agency found.
This is the third round of talks to develop an international legally binding deal that includes plastic waste in the ocean.
More than 12,250 people have been killed – including 101 U.N. staff helping Palestinian refugees and at least 4,300 children – and 32,300 others injured in the Gaza war, officials said.
The election adds only the sixth female judge and denies Russia a seat for the first time in the court's 77-year history.
Government plans would blow past limits needed to limit warming to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Medical facilities are running out of supplies and fuel, which Israel hasn't allowed into Gaza for a month now.