Funding for humanitarian aid has been getting hard to find amid global economic pressures, but the needs are soaring.
A Swiss-led U.N. Security Council session called on all countries and armed groups to fulfill their obligations for protecting civilians under international humanitarian law.
New ICRC guidelines on the obligations of international humanitarian law are meant to protect innocent civilians and detainees against violence by non-state armed groups.
To mark the anniversary, diplomats planned to discuss the strengths and weakness of international humanitarian law.
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 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.
A U.S.-North Korea summit could expand a little-known aspect of a tightly controlled and secretive nation: North Korea's extensive involvement with international organizations.
The first international organization dates to an 1804 treaty on the Rhine River. In the 20th century, organizations for carrying out a lot of the world's cooperation and development proliferated to find complex solutions and prevent wars.