Little more than a week ago, the U.N. Human Rights Committee warned of serious abuses in the nation.
Speakers blamed major economies for a system that puts profits over fighting poverty and caring for the planet.
The activist, mechanical engineer and ex-parliamentarian is set to replace UNAIDS' embattled leader Michel Sidibé.
The U.N. health agency had rejected making an emergency declaration three times before, but said it now fears the deadly virus disease could spread to neighboring countries.
Delegates to the global decision-making body will tackle ways to strengthen emergency response and restructure the agency.
After an emergency meeting, WHO’s director said he accepted a panel's recommendation to skip an emergency declaration.
The U.N. reported losing 21 staff who worked for its agencies; other international organizations reported losing 25 staff.
New ethnic clashes in the south of the country and violence along a border region displaced more than 1 million people.
U.S. President Donald Trump's belligerent national security adviser John Bolton harshly condemned the International Criminal Court, which is hated by conservatives.
International organizations are calling on governments and technology companies to adopt a human rights declaration for how they handle artificial intelligence and machine learning.
A new U.N. report anticipates new economic benefits because more African migrants are moving within the continent than leaving it, and Africa also is a destination for migrants abroad.
The world's financial help for displaced people has lagged — raising broad concerns among international organizations that a lack of resources can destabilize neighbors and regions.