The Bank for International Settlements issued its annual report, warning governments must reduce trade tensions and rely on more than stimulus.
The Group of 20 ended a two-day summit warning of risks to global growth but did not condemn protectionism, as U.S., Russian and Chinese leaders met.
The U.N. Security Council called for “maximum restraint” in the tense Gulf region to avoid military escalation, but Iran rejected holding talks with the U.S.
The ILO adopted a global treaty to reduce violence and harassment in the workplace, but stopped short of including language for LGBTI people.
Interpol’s former president reportedly admitted in a Chinese court to accepting US$2.1 million in bribes and other kickbacks, Chinese authorities disclosed.
Wars and conflicts displaced a record 70.8 million people worldwide in 2018, up 3 percent from a year earlier, the U.N. refugee agency reported.
An independent U.N. investigator reported “credible evidence” exists to justify a criminal probe into the Saudi crown prince for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
Facebook announced plans to launch a new digital currency and a new international organization to oversee it headquartered in Switzerland, a global hub.
One week after a warning from IAEA, Iran said it will soon increase its low-level enriched uranium stockpile above a limit in the 2015 nuclear deal.
Women and girls of all ages turned out. Many wore purple clothes, held banners or chanted while filling public squares and streets. Some men joined in, too.
Hundreds of thousands of Swiss women took to the streets to demand fairer pay, gender equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence.
Oxfam International vowed to improve after it was reprimanded by a U.K. watchdog for its toxic work culture that led to a sex abuse scandal in Haiti.
An independent U.N. panel co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Jack Ma released a report urging the world to make digital technology safer and more inclusive.
The International Labor Organization focused on ways of spreading social justice through dignified work while commemorating its 100th anniversary.
Trade disputes overshadowed a meeting of G-20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs that ended with pledges to protect growth and close tax loopholes.
In honor of D-Day 75 years ago, the French president urged the world to perpetuate the Allied nations’ hard-won “heritage of peace” by sustaining alliances.
Queen Elizabeth II used her toast at a royal state dinner to remind U.S. President Donald Trump of the importance of international organizations and treaties.
Just 15 percent of the Paris climate treaty’s 195 signing countries are setting up a national information framework needed to fulfill the 2015 accord.
Swiss leaders used a meeting with the top U.S. diplomat to try to resuscitate American leadership towards important post-World War II multilateral institutions.