The election adds only the sixth female judge and denies Russia a seat for the first time in the court's 77-year history.
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."
The vote undermined Moscow's claim it still has support from a silent majority of the United Nations' 193 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.
Funding for humanitarian aid has been getting hard to find amid global economic pressures, but the needs are soaring.
At the end of a weeklong visit, the U.N. investigator's findings of an orchestrated state policy contradict Moscow’s denials.
Putin says Russia won't rejoin until the West meets its demands to ease shipping of Russian agricultural exports.
Talks are planned for Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi almost two months since Russia pulled out of the U.N.-brokered deal.
Increasing rice prices from India's ban “raises substantial food security concerns for a large swath of the world population."
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said that by keeping millions of tons of grain from Ukraine out of the international market, Russia was forcing up food prices around the world.
But the U.N. agency says any detonation of the mines should not affect the site’s nuclear safety and security systems.
The biennial report noted the erosion of nuclear security coincides with growing nuclear security dangers and alarming increases in stockpiles of weapons-usable nuclear materials.