In one glimmer of hope, hundreds of people were allowed to enter Egypt from Gaza, which one U.N. official called a "graveyard" for children who are caught up in the fighting.
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."
The 46-nation council reaffirmed support for Ukraine and initiated a register to account for damages by former member Russia so human rights victims can be compensated.
The condemnation came from Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan and New Zealand, along with 17 European nations.
The left-leaning Greens’ young environmental supporters in the European Union's parliament shared a pro-E.U. sentiment.
The proposed global pact is named the Christchurch Call after the New Zealand city where 51 people were killed in March.
The Mueller probe cast members of the Trump Organization's hundreds of pass-through companies and partnerships as central players in some of the main corruption themes.
The U.N. reported losing 21 staff who worked for its agencies; other international organizations reported losing 25 staff.
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi overshadowed the U.N. examination of Saudi Arabia's troubled human rights record, with nations calling for a proper investigation into his killing.