Some in the developing world fear that the war in Ukraine is diverting attention away from the dangers of climate change.
António Guterres called for greater diplomacy, more climate ambition, better use of technology, more focus on the U.N.'s 17 major goals for 2030 and a renewal of foundational values.
With demands growing for the U.N. chief to appoint an investigation into Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a review by Arete News found just eight previous instances of such an order.
The report found the highest concentration of modern slavery in North Korea — and bigger numbers than previously reported in Australia, Europe and the United States.
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, complaining of bias against Israel, said it will reduce U.S. participation to observer status at the world's foremost human rights body.