Oil and plastic producing nations and lobbyists sought more emphasis on recycling instead of production cuts.
Nikki Haley has adopted Trump's hard line against U.N. participation but stopped short of calling for total withdrawal.
This is the third round of talks to develop an international legally binding deal that includes plastic waste in the ocean.
The election adds only the sixth female judge and denies Russia a seat for the first time in the court's 77-year history.
Government plans would blow past limits needed to limit warming to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
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."
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.
The U.S. blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, while Russia pushed resolutions that do not mention Hamas or Israel's right to self-defense.
The vote undermined Moscow's claim it still has support from a silent majority of the United Nations' 193 member nations.
A new report's evidence of threats and retaliation extends to 12 of the U.N. Human Rights Council's 47 member nations.
The panel said it found evidence of human rights abuses on both sides, but those by Russia far outweigh those by Ukraine.
Some in the developing world fear that the war in Ukraine is diverting attention away from the dangers of climate change.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.S. President Joe Biden each took the stage at the U.N. General Assembly to emphasize there are global stakes in the outcome of the war.
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.
Dow Jones’ lawyers want the working group to use its mandate from the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva to investigate the reporter's highly politicized case.