The treaty, which took effect in 2014, builds on efforts to protect women and girls from violence since the 1990s. Some nations say they oppose it based on sovereignty concerns.
The Human Rights Council began with warnings of broken norms despite some powerful movements for social justice.
The non-binding deal tries to solve some of the polarizing but age-old issues surrounding people crossing borders.
Diplomats, experts and international organizations are negotiating a new treaty aimed at protecting the rich biodiversity of open oceans against commercial pressures.
Experts warned the Trump administration's vitriolic language and combative actions against journalists are purposely meant to undermine the mission of U.S.-based news organizations.
A new pact for promoting safe migration that's supported by 190 countries has been advancing through the United Nations without participation from the United States and Hungary.
Iceland won overwhelming approval to join the U.N. Human Rights Council, filling a vacancy left by the United States.
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, complaining of bias against Israel, said it will reduce U.S. participation to observer status at the world's foremost human rights body.
Reporters Without Borders said hatred for the press was "steadily more visible” in 2018 among 180 countries it monitors each year and political leaders' hostility towards news media is no longer limited to authoritarian countries.