U.S. fills long-vacant U.N. ambassadorship

U.S. senators confirmed Kelly Craft as President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations, multilateralism’s biggest stage.

FIFA mulls exit from Zürich headquarters

World football’s governing body is reportedly weighing a plan to relocate its Swiss headquarters to somewhere more conducive to hiring non-Europeans.

IAAF defends rules on intersex athletes

Track and field’s governing body welcomed a decision from Switzerland’s highest court that Caster Semenya must lower naturally high testosterone levels.

U.N. call to stamp out human trafficking

The U.N. urged a crackdown on human trafficking; most victims are women and girls and the percentage of child victims more than doubled in a dozen years.

U.S. military braces for UPU withdrawal

Pentagon officials are preparing for a decision by the Trump administration to proceed with U.S. withdrawal from the 144-year-old Universal Postal Union.

Weekend Update: Gavi, IMF and Gideons

Gavi’s chief says the Ebola outbreak shows a deeper health crisis. Egypt signs an accord with IMF. Mongolia is a shipping power. Gideons U.K. adds women.

Iran and Europe push to save nuclear deal

Major powers scrambled to salvage Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal in the wake of the U.S. decision to withdraw and reimpose sanctions on the Mideast power.

EIB may ban funding for fossil fuel energy

The E.U.’s investment bank put forward a climate-oriented proposal that would prevent any new financing for fossil fuel-based power projects.

Norway’s Juul to lead ECOSOC ‘for all’

Norway’s veteran diplomat Mona Juul won election to lead the U.N.’s top economic and social body on an agenda of seeking more international cooperation.

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano dies in office

Yukiya Amano, a veteran diplomat who led the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency and worked to prevent more atomic bombings, has died, his agency said.

Moon landing inspired earthly peace effort

The world marked Saturday’s 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing as a powerful testament to collective efforts in problem-solving and peaceful solutions.

Ebola declared a global health emergency

WHO decided Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak should be treated as an international health emergency, after the virus reached a city of 2 million people.

Protests challenge international telescope

An international organization faced off against protesters as it tried to start building a billion-dollar telescope atop sacred Hawaii’s sacred Mauna Kea.

China slams rebuke at U.N. over Uighurs

China lashed back after 22 nations delivered the first international condemnation of Beijing’s crackdown on more than 1 million Uighurs in Xinjiang Province.

Bachelet condemns U.S. migrant treatment

The United Nations’ top human rights official said she was “appalled” at conditions forced on people in detention after crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.

OECD chief praises green political ‘muscle’

OECD’s chief predicted that politicians who fail to take climate action by shaping policies for “our children’s future” will be voted out.

U.N. confirms Iran breaches nuclear deal

The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency confirmed Tehran breached a stockpile limit for low-level enriched uranium under the 2015 nuclear deal.