IFRC said Venezuela will allow it to deliver emergency aid, the first time President Nicolás Maduro’s government acknowledged the humanitarian crisis.
Extreme weather affected 62 million people last year in a clear signal that climate-fueled natural hazards are rising, the U.N. weather agency reported.
Global energy-related carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018 as worldwide energy demand and coal use surged mostly from power plants in Asia.
Children under the age of five were far more likely on average to die from illnesses due to unsafe water and sanitation than from war or violence.
U.N. appeals judges increased former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić’s 40-year sentence to life in prison after upholding his war crimes convictions.
The United Nations and Israel plunged into an intense debate over the use of deadly force against protesters in Palestinian territory.
Physicists working at the world’s biggest atom smasher detected simultaneous production of three fundamental particles, a rare process.
The International Criminal Court lost two members but gained a new one in the past two years, while fending off threats from authoritarian leaders.
At least 1.5 million students walked out of their classrooms on a Friday to demand their governments take meaningful and swift action to fight climate change.
Leaders called for urgent improvement to the planet’s health, echoing findings of a U.N. report for the highest-level decision-making body on the environment.
An international organization that gave rise to the World Wide Web marked its 30th anniversary with celebrations and calls to reboot its basic principles.
The U.N. and other international organizations mourned the loss of 46 staff in a crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed all 157 people aboard.
The European Union and eight other nations condemned Saudi Arabia, demanding its cooperation with a U.N.-led investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s killing.
WHO announced a major restructuring plan to cut red tape and reduce longstanding tensions between its headquarters and six field offices.
With talks deadlocked between Washington and Pyongyang, the sticking point is nine U.N. Security Council sanctions resolutions in a dozen years.