Economic and political assessments of climate change have for years helped justify inaction. Now, young environmentalists worldwide are shifting the debate to focus on values, ethics and justice.
The UN's global health policy related to universal health coverage should be grounded in primary health care -- with meaningful benchmarks to ensure patient participation.
The UN has asked world leaders to bring concrete climate action plans to this week's summit - and Australia is likely to cop heavy criticism.
The United Nations is calling on world governments to step up action against climate change. Can China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, fulfill its pledges?
How Australia treats migrants with health conditions and disabilities is discriminatory, obscure and unfair, as the UN will hear later this month.
Learning from what actually worked during the United Nations' infamously ineffective 1994 peacekeeping mission in Rwanda may save lives in the future.
NASA is reportedly investigating the first alleged crime in space. But criminal jurisdiction aboard the International Space Station is much more straightforward than it would be for space tourists.
Cameroon's English speaking people suffer gross marginalisation and are treated as second-class citizens by the Francophone government.
The NATO-led military intervention in Libya has just fuelled more violence.
Achieving the sustainable development goals on education in Ghana requires efficient resource allocation, not necessarily more money.
The devastating costs of economic sanctions on Venezuela are being ignored or disregarded. So too is the lack of a legal basis for international intervention.
The Trump administration has once again tried to change immigration law, this time enacting severe limits on the rights of asylum-seekers. An immigration law expert says only Congress can do that.
Brazil's deforestation rate is back up. The UN Security Council has three main options.
What should be done to ensure that the SDGs actually change countries' development trajectories? Here are four practical steps.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon know how best to manage their resources, but food aid currently prevents them.
Wars play a central role in increasing numbers of refugees worldwide. Is it time to think about a "destruction tax"?
Scudder's approach was grounded in trust and mutual respect. There would be no guards, no weapons, no walls and no uniforms.
Depending on foreign aid to pay the bills makes moving on when it’s gone harder.
The UK must accept that colonialism belongs in the history books, and that it must comply with its obligations under international law.
In May 2019, Canada made a partial submission to the United Nations on the limits of its extended continental shelf in the Arctic.