With a single cut in donations to a UN agency, Donald Trump has abandoned another norm of US foreign policy. The consequences could be disastrous.
He's used to ruling on the soccer field, but how will George Weah tackle the job of Liberian president?
Diagnosing babies with HIV as early as possible is critical to ensuring that they get onto treatment.
The Trump administration's incompetence makes it difficult for African countries to engage Washington in seeking meaningful explanations, much less substantive negotiations.
In mid-2015 the German Foreign Office after decades of denial seemingly acceded, in a very informal way, to labelling what had happened in South West Africa as genocide, is now backtracking.
China's attitude towards Myanmar reflects a bigger strategy: to bolster its presence in Asia at the expense of the established American-led order.
Small loans from governments and philanthropists are often held up as a route out of poverty. But proper research into whether they work is thin on the ground.
It seems there is a gap between what companies publicly assume or state they are doing with the sustainable development goals and what they are actually doing.
Africa is still witnessing an increase in social turbulence, unrest and protest. Only rapid, inclusive economic growth combined with good governance can make the continent less volatile.
The charges against a Sydney man for allegedly acting as an 'economic agent' for North Korea are set against the background of recent tougher UN sanctions against the rogue nation.
Two global compacts on refugees and migrants will be proposed in 2018.
The Turnbull government has refused to congratulate ICAN on winning Australia's first homegrown Nobel Peace Prize. In doing so, it is working against international efforts to ban nuclear weapons.
Hundreds of companies operate in illegal settlements in the Palestinian territories – and the UN is listing some of them.
Australia's track record on racial equality and tackling racism is under review – and the findings will have significant implications.
The Libyan warlord and presidential hopeful looks likely to avoid a summons to The Hague.
UN appointments frequently centre as much on politics as they do on qualifications for the role.
The UN report findings show that concerns far outweigh any improvements in Australia's human rights record.
Another round of UN climate negotiations kicks off in Bonn this month. With a Trump-shaped cloud hanging over the Paris Agreement, what approach can we expect Australia to adopt this time around?
Despite an international commitment to protect civilians from genocidal violence, the world's response to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar has been feeble. An expert explains the challenges.
Winning an independence referendum is the simple bit – It's no easy trick to assert yourself on the world stage.