Most researchers use the UN's Human Development Index to measure each country's progress, but that system has flaws. A new, simplified index aims to do it better.
The UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights will look at the effects of austerity on the UK's most vulnerable.
Study suggests that the UN's own principles sometimes prevented it from living up to its objectives
We cannot end TB with century-old technologies and poor quality care. It is time to reinvent the way we are managing TB, and overcome our collective failures of the imagination.
The headlines suggest the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled against Indigenous consultation. But its recent ruling is much more nuanced and complex than that.
The Second Vatican Council made many doctrinal changes possible in the Catholic Church. An expert argues why the church needs another such council.
We already have some autonomous weapons – so talk of any ban should focus on where we draw the line on what is acceptable, and what is not. Can we at least agree on that?
The evidence in the report is compelling, but experts explain there are many barriers to global leaders taking action.
If the liberal international order is to survive, countries like Canada will need to defend international human rights law.
The Rwanda Tribunal convicted people for indescribably horrific crimes and some are asking for early release.
A standard element of international humanitarian law since 1899 should guide countries as they consider banning lethal autonomous weapons systems.
Kofi Annan's tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons -- peacebuilding and human security.
While his appointment as UN Secretary-General was a huge breakthrough, Kofi Annan also led the organisation through some of its ugliest moments.
He left an enduring legacy of embedding democracy and involving civil society in the pursuit of peace.
Kofi Annan was the first UN employee to rise to the position of Secretary General but his tenure also had a darker side.
States' approaches to challenges of forced displacement and migration often fail to acknowledge a sometimes competing, but always essential, consideration – the basic dignity of the human person.
A UN committee has identified numerous ways in which Australia is falling short on the rights of women and children – it must now take the committee's recommendations seriously.
A new strategy from the UN secretary general challenges the world to explain why it's not doing more to defuse the nuclear threat.
An investigative work by journalist Judi Rever is an indictment, describing massacres committed by the Kagame regime so as to establish their qualification as a genocide.
Laws in Mauritius allow minors to marry while some cultures on the island are tolerant of child marriage.