Foreign meddling in conflicts, U.S.-China trade tensions and global warming topped the concerns of leading international organizations at the end of 2018.
Japan announced that it will resume commercial whaling by withdrawing from an international organization set up under a treaty signed 72 years ago.
A protest movement of youth who feel betrayed by adult inaction on climate change has been taking wing, spreading that message worldwide.
A global migration pact won approval in the United Nations General Assembly, setting up a universal system for ensuring the humane movement of people.
Journalists faced an “unprecedented level of hostility” in 2018 due to populist hatred, Reporters Without Borders said in a new report.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted a new global treaty that spreads responsibility for those helping refugees flee from war and persecution.
Almost 200 nations adopted a rulebook for the Paris Agreement that sets out how nations must report their carbon emissions and pay for climate action.
UNAIDS said it will take “immediate” steps to recover from a sexual harassment scandal but allow its embattled leader Michel Sidibé to remain until June.
At risk of ending without agreement, the U.N. climate conference was jolted towards potential compromise by urgent appeals for unity from the U.N. and Fiji.
One in four people said they had to pay a bribe for public services in the past year, Transparency International said on International Anti-Corruption Day.
The U.N. agency battling HIV and AIDS is run as an old boys’ club that suffers from “failed” leadership and a “broken” work culture, an expert panel found.
Scientists projected global emissions of CO2 will hit another record high in 2018, highlighting the urgency of international climate talks in Poland.
Instagram is the fast becoming the go-to social media for leaders, international organizations and governments.
Propelled by an environmental U.N. chief and nearly all G-20 nations, global climate talks are launching and the public health stakes could not be higher.
Inventors filed almost 3.17 million patents in 2017, reflecting a steady rise in patent filings but a slowdown in the growth rate from the previous year.
OPEC is poised to lose Qatar, the world’s largest exporter of liquified natural gas, starting in 2019.
Leaders of G-20 major economies urged reform of global trading rules and greater efforts to fight global warming, showcasing U.S. isolationism.