Armed conflicts and planetary crises were top concerns of the U.N. Environment Assembly, which adopted 15 resolutions.
The West African regional bloc confronted a political rift over the 'potential exits' of nations led by military juntas.
The aid plan is meant to fund the work of 163 organizations inside Sudan and 83 others in refugee-hosting countries.
The U.N. chief said groups such as Islamic State, al-Qaida and others have quickly made Africa a major threat to peace.
Russia’s war in Ukraine and the Israel-Hamas war accelerated geopolitical tensions among major powers.
The multilateral effort fell short of its ambitious targets but still managed to save an estimated 2.7 million lives.
The World Bank is warning of a "lost decade" as rising interest rates push developing economies to the brink.
Almost a quarter of the world faces human-induced drought, and 85% of those live in low- or middle-income countries.
Oil and plastic producing nations and lobbyists sought more emphasis on recycling instead of production cuts.
This is the third round of talks to develop an international legally binding deal that includes plastic waste in the ocean.
The heads of some of the biggest multilateral development banks said the world faces a global “polycrisis” affecting development at an unprecedented scale.
The Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa said the health leader was "targeted by an Ethiopian government investigation that appears to have been politically motivated."
African leaders say they have a market-based plan to fight human-caused global warming that will spread economic development among millions of people on the continent.
The suspension, a typical reaction to Africa's military coups, bars Niger from voting on the A.U.'s proposals.
The conflict has pushed over 20 million people into severe acute hunger, including 6.3 million a step away from famine.
African Union and West African regional bloc leaders supported deployment of a standby military force and demanded that Niger's junta release the ousted president.