For the first time since becoming leader of the world body, António Guterres invoked Article 99 of the U.N. Charter.
Rich nations have pledged less than 0.2% of the US$400 billion a year that developing countries need for losses and damage.
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The U.N. and other aid agencies scrambled to step up relief as Israel and Hamas began a four-day truce.
More than 12,250 people have been killed – including 101 U.N. staff helping Palestinian refugees and at least 4,300 children – and 32,300 others injured in the Gaza war, officials said.
Medical facilities are running out of supplies and fuel, which Israel hasn't allowed into Gaza for a month now.
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.
Humanitarian aid trickled into Gaza but agencies were being forced to scale back as fuel and other basic items were depleted and diplomats remained at an impasse.
While Israel pounded Gaza with increasingly intensifying airstrikes in response to Hamas' surprise attacks, the U.N. chief emphasized the rules of war must be obeyed.
Despite some aid trickling into Gaza through Egypt's Rafah crossing, needs are soaring as tensions flare that could cause the Israel-Hamas war to spread to other countries.
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Officials say civilians' basic needs and protections must be upheld in accord with international humanitarian law.
The U.S. and China said they favored a statement on Gaza, but it failed for lack of consensus approval. The U.N. chief condemned the attacks and appealed for the fighting to end.
Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber insists the world's seventh largest oil producer sees the 1.5° climate goal as its "North Star."
Oil producers took issue with a prediction by the energy agency's chief that demand for fossil fuels will peak by 2030.
In the recording, UAE officials anticipate a need to "minimize" attacks on the Gulf nation's human rights record when it hosts COP28 in Dubai later this year.
The ship-to-ship transfer extracted as much of the 1.14 million barrels of oil as possible, leaving under 2% aboard.