A new report's evidence of threats and retaliation extends to 12 of the U.N. Human Rights Council's 47 member nations.
'Extremely high water stress' afflicts 83% of the population in the Middle East and North Africa and 74% in South Asia.
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.
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.'
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.
A U.N. fact-finding mission urged the international community to sever ties with Myanmar’s military.
Mona Juul, Norway U.N. ambassador, won election as president of the 54-nation U.N. Economic and Social Council.
The non-binding U.N. resolution called for returning the Chagos Islands, home to a military facility, within six months.