Almost a quarter of the world faces human-induced drought, and 85% of those live in low- or middle-income countries.
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."
Each of the Geneva-based global initiatives developed by the GESDA Foundation won pledges of millions of Swiss francs.
The talks centered on climate, financial services and more cooperation among governments and private partners.
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.
Almost all of the most popular international organizations have more than 10 million followers combined, but new platforms are targets for community and re-engagement.
The ship-to-ship transfer extracted as much of the 1.14 million barrels of oil as possible, leaving under 2% aboard.
Without U.N. intervention, the tanker could have released as much as four times the oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez in 1989.
Mining the deep seas: The best way forward to a green energy transition, or a looming environmental disaster?
The U.K.'s push at the U.N. Security Council could serve as a starting point for a multilateral approach toward addressing the serious security risks posed by artificial intelligence.
Nine social robots, flanked by their creators, offered mixed responses to reporters' questions about their future role in society and how strictly they should be regulated.
A new organization to supervise artificial intelligence could be modeled after the U.N. atomic watchdog agency, created in response to nuclear technology.
Delegates in Geneva were able to muster a non-binding report that essentially prolongs a decade-old geopolitical impasse.
The new technology accelerator, known by an acronym that shares its name with a storied goddess, quietly began taking shape a year before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In the shadow of war in Europe, the first-ever Swiss-led U.N. Security Council "open debate" mirrored GESDA's brand of anticipatory science and diplomacy as a 21st century solution.
The collaboration found some parts of genomes remained the same for all mammalian species over millions of years of evolution, indicating regulatory functions essential to health.