Oil and plastic producing nations and lobbyists sought more emphasis on recycling instead of production cuts.
This is the third round of talks to develop an international legally binding deal that includes plastic waste in the ocean.
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."
The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board urged more trust-building to boost monitoring, accountability and financing.
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.
The talks centered on climate, financial services and more cooperation among governments and private partners.
“The path to justice for his killing remains fully blocked," said Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard.
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.
'Extremely high water stress' afflicts 83% of the population in the Middle East and North Africa and 74% in South Asia.
Without U.N. intervention, the tanker could have released as much as four times the oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez in 1989.
About 69% of all the plastics produced, mainly through fossil fuel burning, are used just once or twice before they are thrown away. About 22% is mismanaged. Just 9% is recycled.
Syrian President Bashar Assad, formerly ostracized by most Arab nations, was warmly readmitted to the Arab League.
The U.N. emergency relief coordinator's office set a US$4.3 billion target to help people suffering in the war-torn nation.
The signatories to the Iran nuclear deal allowed a U.N.-imposed embargo on arms trade with the nation and some travel bans to expire as planned.