The U.S. blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, while Russia pushed resolutions that do not mention Hamas or Israel's right to self-defense.
African Union and West African regional bloc leaders supported deployment of a standby military force and demanded that Niger's junta release the ousted president.
Delegates in Geneva were able to muster a non-binding report that essentially prolongs a decade-old geopolitical impasse.
The agreement emerged from high-level political discussions among 85 countries on the sidelines of an international summit this week in the Netherlands' seat of government.
It is a fight that spans the continent and has entangled international organizations, border security forces and a host of others in a murky web of politics and international law.
The global snapshot that Human Rights Watch provides of the past year points to a "litany of human rights crises" but also a silver lining – some "cracks" emerged in authoritarian regimes where brave protesters took great risks demanding freedom.
Journalists, lawyers, activists, fact checkers, regulators and governmental decision-makers have used the tool to help more than 350 civil society organizations across 10 countries confront information threats, its co-developers reported.
The arrest of a European Parliament vice president and five others has shaken European institutions. But the shocked reactions to the scandal sidestep the root problem: widely accepted shadow lobbying inside the European Union.
Only 23 nations have ratified the ILO treaty and it has entered into force in 10 of those nations: Argentina, Ecuador, Fiji, Greece, Italy, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa and Uruguay, according to ILO's latest tally. It will take effect in the other 13 nations at various dates next year.