Cyclone Idai showed just how unprepared SADC is to respond to major natural disasters.
Vladimir Putin's complaints about Western power over telecommunications echo – if not co-opt – concerns raised by less powerful nations for decades.
Before 1945 and the United Nations Charter, human rights simply did not exist in international law.
The world is on the brink of creating irreversible damage to the environment if better policy isn't rolled out. Read the findings of the UN report.
The fallout from this 78-day military campaign continues to be felt.
We need a global treaty to combat plastic pollution, but a small group of countries is blocking real action.
The UN's new rights focus has the potential to overhaul the punitive nature of the war on drugs.
The revolution begun by Syrians exactly eight years ago has been won – by the murderous leader they rebelled against. But the struggle for freedom, dignity and justice Syrians launched is not over.
What's the best thing I can do to help the climate? How long is the planet going to last? These questions and more answered by a climate scientist.
The UN doesn't have the magic formula to end tensions in Burundi. It's up to the country's leadership.
Many of the men and women who left homes in the West to join ISIS or similar terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq as fighters or supporters now want to come home. Should they be allowed back?
South Sudan's road to peace has been bumpy but there's hope.
Having Egypt at the helm of the African Union might not bode well for human rights on the continent.
Despite the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948, signatories have never made an effort to end mass killings.
The Versailles Conference set up the ill-fated League of Nations. We must not allow the United Nations to suffer the same fate.
China is influential, but would not have succeeded in changing the UN human rights system without quiet consent from countries who wished to trade with it, including Canada.
The UN Security Council's response to the most recent Ebola outbreak has been weak. But what options does it have?
The United Nations Declaration on sustainable development stresses "leaving no-one behind," but what about the factors that cause many to be behind in the first place?
The refugee and migration compacts are not perfect, but they offer the chance for countries to do better by people on the move, and should be joined.
The number of countries withdrawing seems to be growing by the day.