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.
'Extremely high water stress' afflicts 83% of the population in the Middle East and North Africa and 74% in South Asia.
Increasing rice prices from India's ban “raises substantial food security concerns for a large swath of the world population."
As climate litigation increases, the body of legal precedent grows, forming an increasingly well-defined field of law.
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.
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 treaty body that gets the worst cooperation is the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The total number of nuclear warheads fell worldwide, but the amount of operational nuclear weapons started to rise.
Delegates in Geneva were able to muster a non-binding report that essentially prolongs a decade-old geopolitical impasse.
Humanitarian leaders say the risk of nuclear catastrophe is the highest 'since the worst moments of the Cold War.'
Low rainfall and high evaporation rates 'would not have led to drought at all in a 1.2° C. cooler world,' scientists concluded.
Public perception of the importance of vaccines for children fell during the pandemic in 52 of 55 countries studied.
Despite his concerns about Russia and China and the "unraveling" of the international arms controls regimes the world has long depended on, the NATO chief emphasized the need to negotiate new arms control arrangements.
The number of nuclear warheads that are available to nations for deployment reached 9,576 at the start of 2023, up from 9,440 a year earlier, according to a watchdog's new report.
As the largest shareholder in the World Bank, the United States traditionally nominates candidates for a five-year term as president. They are vetted by the bank’s executive board.
Governments must be far more ambitious about cutting greenhouse gases to avoid catastrophically overheating the planet, according to a new U.N. report.