Backlash blocks Trump migration nominee

For only a second time in a half-century, the leading international organization for migration will not be led by an American.

An ‘alphabet soup’ of high seas rules

Marine experts urged nations to improve how the high seas are governed, saying the global commons needs better conservation and sharing.

Chemical weapons watchdog adds powers

An international organization that investigates chemical weapons attacks expanded its own authority so it can go a step further by assigning blame.

Polar research looks at climate unknowns

The world’s fourth largest and southernmost ocean is “surprisingly unknown” despite its importance to climate change, polar researchers said.

Behind scenes 5G edges closer to reality

As telecoms hurtle down a racecourse towards 5-G wireless technology, U.N. technical experts function as race directors working behind the starting gates.

U.N. report targets abuses in Venezuela

U.N. human rights investigators said the ICC should prosecute Venezuelan security forces for hundreds of arbitrary killings and other alleged abuses.

Pope’s visit spotlights church organization

Visiting Switzerland, Pope Francis focused attention on one of the world’s oldest and largest international organizations: the Roman Catholic Church.

U.S. abandons U.N. Human Rights Council

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration said it will withdraw the U.S. from the U.N. Human Rights Council, complaining of bias against Israel.

Record 68.5 million forced to flee in 2017

One of every 110 people worldwide has been forced to leave home because of conflict, war, violence, human rights abuses or persecution, the U.N. reported.

Gaming addiction a mental health disorder

An inability to stop playing video games will be classified as a mental health condition for the first time in WHO’s manual of the world’s diseases.

U.N. rights chief slams U.S. border policy

The U.N.’s top human rights official called on the U.S. to immediately end a new policy that has separated nearly 2,000 migrant children from parents.

U.N. holds first 21st century space summit

The U.N. is convening its first outer space conference in almost two decades, the celestial counterpart to its Earth-bound mission to prevent more wars.

Giant particle smasher receiving upgrades

The international organization that runs the world’s largest atom smasher has begun work on a major upgrade to improve chances for more discoveries.

U.N. report identifies vast climate risks

The U.N.’s Nobel Prize-winning global warming panel is preparing to report on how Earth will change if it warms past the limit agreed at Paris in 2015.

U.N. report on Kashmir spreads blame

In its first report on the disputed region of Kashmir, the U.N. human rights office pinned blame for violence on both India and Pakistan.

FIFA picks N. America for 2026 World Cup

FIFA overwhelmingly selected Canada, Mexico and the United States as 2026 World Cup football hosts, the first such major decision in eight years.

Watchdogs set for U.S.-North Korea deal

Two nuclear watchdogs declared themselves prepared to carry out the monitoring and verification North Korea would need for denuclearization.

Blockchain on a path towards mainstream

A decade after its invention, blockchain technology is inspiring the launch of new international organizations and potential new uses.

Trump tensions make for G-7 minus one

The G-7 had more than an image problem on its hands when the U.S. president alienated other leaders and insulted the Canadian prime minister.

U.N. links rights to peace in North Korea

A U.N. special investigator argued that human rights should be added to the agenda of the planned U.S.-North Korea nuclear summit on June 12.

Labor leaders see role in peace and justice

Reflecting a world of instability and conflict, the ILO head set a somber tone opening a summit on the importance of decent jobs in building world peace.