The Convention on the Rights of the Child is empowering children around the world by encouraging them to see themselves as important and valuable members of society.
Cities represent an increasingly powerful force in global politics – but they're still constrained by the agendas of slow-acting states.
The country has not had a seat at the Security Council table for 24 years.
In a recent report, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child was highly critical of the Australian government for its youth justice failures and the rise of children with mental health issues.
The prime minister's recent appearances at home and abroad suggest he is tracking to the right, and the lack of nuance in the positions he takes is worrying.
The kids are right when it comes to climate change, says an ethicist: adults have a moral and ethical responsibility to take the necessary actions to stop climate change.
A group including a young Sami reindeer herder, a member of the Indigenous Yupiaq tribe, and Greta Thunberg are filing a complaint to the UN.
The US has historically asked for international support when brewing conflicts in the Middle East boiled over.
The history of the UNFCCC shapes what is and isn't possible today.
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.