For the first time since becoming leader of the world body, António Guterres invoked Article 99 of the U.N. Charter.
'Minutes to midnight': World hits 1.4° of warming as Dubai summit opens with new fund and report disputing a leader's credibility.
Nikki Haley has adopted Trump's hard line against U.N. participation but stopped short of calling for total withdrawal.
Government plans would blow past limits needed to limit warming to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Medical facilities are running out of supplies and fuel, which Israel hasn't allowed into Gaza for a month now.
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."
While Israel pounded Gaza with increasingly intensifying airstrikes in response to Hamas' surprise attacks, the U.N. chief emphasized the rules of war must be obeyed.
The U.S. blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, while Russia pushed resolutions that do not mention Hamas or Israel's right to self-defense.
Each of the Geneva-based global initiatives developed by the GESDA Foundation won pledges of millions of Swiss francs.
UNICEF forecasts nearly 96 million children displaced by river flooding, 10.3 million by cyclonic winds, and 7.2 million by storm surges over three decades.
New measurements show a dramatic decline in the health of glaciers and sea ice, perpetuating the cycle of warming.
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.
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.
In the recording, UAE officials anticipate a need to "minimize" attacks on the Gulf nation's human rights record when it hosts COP28 in Dubai later this year.