Trade organization shuttered after 22 years

An international organization created to advance sustainable development through trade policy is shutting down after 22 years due to financial difficulties.

Leaders send ‘NAFTA 2.0’ to lawmakers

North American leaders signed a new trade pact that the Trump administration claimed was a major accomplishment but analysts said was more of the same.

U.N.: Climate goals dangerously off-track

The gap is widening between the goal of limiting global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius this century and what is realistically achievable.

Financial regulator seeks U.S. engagement

The international organization that oversees global finance hopes to encourage American involvement by selecting a Trump appointee as its next chairman.

IFC case is a challenge to immunity rules

A U.S. Supreme Court case could weaken immunity rules for international organizations in the nation that offers them the most financial support.

Swiss sense of international duty tested

Voters in Switzerland rejected a measure to put its laws ahead of international obligations, but a third showed a right-wing belief in self-determination.

Interpol picks South Korean for president

Interpol’s general assembly rejected a Russian frontrunner and instead chose its interim chief, a South Korean police officer, as its next president.

U.N. environment chief resigns after audit

U.N. Environment chief Erik Solheim resigned after an internal audit found he spent almost a half-million dollars on nearly constant world travel.

Russian tipped to take helm of Interpol

A senior official in Russia’s interior ministry was poised to assume the presidency of the world’s largest international police organization.

U.S. midterms revise international outlook

America’s foreign policy, including its financial support for international organizations, is an emerging battleground in the newly divided U.S. Congress.

Rights and children’s issues lead retweets

Among international organizations on social media, the U.N.’s new human rights chief and UNICEF were the Twitterverse’s undisputed champions.

World War I centenary of a fragile peace

By the time the Western Front’s guns fell silent exactly one century ago, 10 million soldiers had died in World War I, 20th century’s first global catastrophe.

Experts bid to keep U.S.-Russia arms pact

Arms control experts called on U.S. President Donald Trump to keep the United States in a Cold War-era treaty with Russia to prevent nuclear war.

Pressure on China over ethnic minorities

The U.N. Human Rights Council put China’s record under a microscope, pressuring the powerful Asian nation to respect ethnic minorities.

Scientists find Earth’s ozone on the mend

A nearly three decade-old international treaty appears to be paying off: Earth’s protective ozone layer has been slowly mending.

U.N. led 76 investigations in past 55 years

Amid calls for the U.N. chief to demand a probe of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, a review by Arete News found just eight previous instances of such an order.

Saudi review tainted by journalist’s murder

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder hung over a review of Saudi Arabia’s troubled human rights record, with nations repeatedly calling for a proper investigation.