'Minutes to midnight': World hits 1.4° of warming as Dubai summit opens with new fund and report disputing a leader's credibility.
Government plans would blow past limits needed to limit warming to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
The panel said it found evidence of human rights abuses on both sides, but those by Russia far outweigh those by Ukraine.
The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization agreed on some policies but not a unified goal to end deforestation.
Little more than 60% of all refugee children are able to go to primary schools, versus 90% among all children globally.
IBM, which helped develop the standards, said they offer policy guidance for governments and stakeholders worldwide.
Disasters and conflicts drove nations atop a list of places adding to the 28 million people newly displaced at home.
Venezuelans who cannot flee are in the grips of a humanitarian crisis from lack of food and basic services.
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 Ramsar Convention on Wetlands said the losses between 1970 and 2015 pose a serious threat to the "world's most valuable ecosystem" with a huge amount of biodiversity.
The concept of a demilitarization zone, like the one planned for Idlib, goes back almost a half-millennium to Europe's rules on demolishing forts or prohibiting their reconstruction.
International organizations are calling on governments and technology companies to adopt a human rights declaration for how they handle artificial intelligence and machine learning.
With the U.S. reversal, Iran's planned economic opening to the West in exchange for curbs on its nuclear ambitions depends on its European, Russian and Chinese trading partners.
The International Labor Organization's one-day summit drew more than 5,000 people including leaders who drew links between the stabilizing forces of work, peace and resilience.