Non-veto wielding nations have tried for years to reform the U.N.'s post-World War II power structure with little success.
IMF forecasts a strengthening global economy as inflation cools, but warns of the threat of wars and other disruptions.
FAO's Food Price Index tracks five commodity groups. Experts say food distribution is a worry even if supplies are plentiful.
Government plans would blow past limits needed to limit warming to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
The first-of-its-kind provision cites an “urgent need for the international community to address the challenges and concerns raised by autonomous weapons systems."
UNICEF forecasts nearly 96 million children displaced by river flooding, 10.3 million by cyclonic winds, and 7.2 million by storm surges over three decades.
A new report's evidence of threats and retaliation extends to 12 of the U.N. Human Rights Council's 47 member nations.
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.
The panel said it found evidence of human rights abuses on both sides, but those by Russia far outweigh those by Ukraine.
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.