A new report's evidence of threats and retaliation extends to 12 of the U.N. Human Rights Council's 47 member nations.
As the continent faces a raft of complications, the African Union's ambitious goal of tackling structural root causes and drivers of conflict for sustainable development is in doubt.
Mozambique, which holds the U.N. Security Council's monthly revolving presidency, hosted a discussion on how to strengthen efforts between the United Nations and regional organizations at curbing terrorism and violent extremism.
The U.N. health agency had rejected making an emergency declaration three times before, but said it now fears the deadly virus disease could spread to neighboring countries.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union said members of Venezuela's parliament were barred from leaving the country.
Hundreds of millions of youth are at risk of contracting water-borne diseases because more countries suffer from conflicts.
Huge security threats loom from the crisis in Yemen to Afghanistan's fighting to the U.S.-China trade war.
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.