Swiss clamor for U.N.-led climate action

Up to 100,000 people turned out for Switzerland’s largest-ever climate demonstration to insist on fulfilling the U.N.-brokered goals to cut greenhouse gases.

Pakistan and India take rivalry to the U.N.

Pakistan’s prime minister took his nation’s dispute over Jammu and Kashmir to the U.N. General Assembly, warning of a potential “bloodbath” in the region.

U.N. mission to probe rights in Venezuela

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted to create a mission to investigate cases of suspected human rights abuses in Venezuela over the past five years.

UNCTAD warns of 2020 global recession

UNCTAD cautioned there is “a clear and present danger” of a global recession in 2020 due to trade tensions, corporate debt and weaker growth worldwide.

Deal will keep U.S. in U.N. postal agency

The U.S. said it will remain in the U.N. postal agency after delegates agreed to change international delivery rates that will add consumer costs.

U.N.: Oceans and frozen regions changing

Coastal flooding with huge ice and snow losses are getting more extreme as oceans warm and acidify while frozen parts of the planet melt faster, IPCC said.

UPU delegates reject Trump mail demand

The U.N. postal agency opened its Extraordinary Congress with a vote to reject the Trump administration’s demand that it overhaul international delivery rates.

U.N. chief fears U.S.-China ‘great fracture’

The U.N. chief opened the U.N. General Assembly with a plea for U.S.-China unity while pushing his top priorities of fighting climate change and more war.

E.U. court restricts internet privacy rules

Europe’s top court ruled E.U.’s digital privacy rules do not require Google to delete links to outdated or embarrassing info outside its 28-nation bloc.

AfDB to end financing for fossil fuel energy

The African Development Bank Group will no longer support “19th century technologies” like coal and oil and will help create the world’s largest “solar zone.”

U.N. seeks carbon neutral planet by 2050

Forty percent of the U.N.’s 193 member nations committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, and nearly the same amount vowed to do more by 2020.

Counterterrorism forum goes independent

A global task force to fight online extremism announced it will become an independent watchdog organization led by an executive director and a board.

Nations adopt 2030 health coverage goal

The U.N. General Assembly called on all nations to work towards enabling everyone to have affordable, quality health services by 2030.

Scientists point to gaps in climate ambition

A day before the U.N. Climate Action Summit, climate science groups said nations must reduce “glaring and growing gaps” between intention and action.

Youth at U.N. demand bold climate action

Students and young leaders met for the first U.N. Youth Climate Summit to demand world leaders “walk the talk” and “stop wasting time” to save the planet.

Kids ‘strike’ ahead of U.N. climate summit

Millions of children worldwide skipped their classes on Friday to send a message: They are leading the way to take on the global climate crisis.

Syrian cease-fire plan blocked in UNSC

Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution seeking to impose a cease-fire in northwest Syria’s Idlib governorate, the last rebel stronghold.

Major investors pressure for climate action

More than 500 institutional investors urged governments to finally take significant action to reduce carbon emissions.

IEA: Oil supplies plentiful despite attacks

Global oil markets are well-supplied and companies have reserves to meet demand for more than a month despite attacks on Saudi Arabia oil production.

UPU drama affects U.S. voting and opioids

For only a third time in its 144-year history, the U.N. postal agency will hold an Extraordinary Congress. A potential U.S. withdrawal rides on the outcome.

UNWTO seeks greener, more ethical travel

The U.N. World Tourism Organization said 117 nations recommitted to making tourism more sustainable, inclusive and ethical after a five-day gathering.