The talks center on climate, financial services and more cooperation among governments and private partners.
A new report's evidence of threats and retaliation extends to 12 of the U.N. Human Rights Council's 47 member nations.
New measurements show a dramatic decline in the health of glaciers and sea ice, perpetuating the cycle of warming.
But the world's five biggest science and technology clusters are now in East Asia; Japan's is the largest and China has the most.
Despite the absences, the politics of catastrophe and climate inaction toward Earth's impaired health await the assembly's annual gathering of world leaders next week in New York.
The U.N. agency's report last month concluded that Japan's plans were consistent with international safety standards.
The U.S., Albania, Japan, and South Korea led a U.N. Security Council session that shone a spotlight on starvation and repression under Kim Jong Un's regime.
Heat waves can be expected about once every 15 years in the U.S. and Mexico, once a decade in Southern Europe, and once every 5 years in China, according to the study.
Guterres' bid to revitalize multilateralism is at the heart of his “New Agenda for Peace” policy paper for the United Nations.
Mining the deep seas: The best way forward to a green energy transition, or a looming environmental disaster?
China's President Xi Jinping took an apparent swipe at mulilateral approaches to the climate crisis at the end of four days of high-level U.S.-China climate talks.
The biennial report noted the erosion of nuclear security coincides with growing nuclear security dangers and alarming increases in stockpiles of weapons-usable nuclear materials.
The U.K.'s push at the U.N. Security Council could serve as a starting point for a multilateral approach toward addressing the serious security risks posed by artificial intelligence.
Don't say we weren't warned: Extreme weather events and new records are becoming the norm as our polluted Earth suffers warming oceans, raging fires and rising floods.
The border crossing is essential for more than 4 million uprooted people in Syria who depend on humanitarian aid.
The United States signaled its intent to return to UNESCO and pay arrears after China became its biggest contributor and a Chinese diplomat took over as deputy chief.