Ironically the campaign to withdraw from the ICC was mainly initiated by the very same governments and heads of state that had earlier referred cases to the ICC when it suited their own interests.
The ICC has made important advances by investigating cases outside Africa and completing ones that further define what is not allowed in war. South Africa’s withdrawal is concerning, but not fatal.
As many as 30,000 delegates gathered to decide the future of cities for the next 20 years – here's how it played out.
Three researchers examine the big challenges of urban development: from city leadership to lock-ins.
Jeffrey Sachs wants to press governments to follow through on their promises.
As the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Guterres could promote a more unified approach to helping the displaced.
Guterres must know the world we live in today more globally and more intimately than many a former minister or executive.
The World Bank risks looking hypocritical and becoming redundant if it doesn't improve its own management.
There were seven highly regarded and qualified women who could have been selected as the next UN secretary-general. So why did the job go to another man?
Will the candidates acknowledge the Black Lives Matter platform during the debate in St. Louis? Millennial voters will be listening.
Like the League of Nations before it, the UN is often dismissed as a powerless talking shop or a proxy for the great powers. It's much more than that.
The UN's Charter legally binds it to promote gender equality, but guess what: yes, it's a man again.
Why US$790m is not enough to win the war against antibiotic resistance.
The UN has adopted a more transparent process to select its new Secretary General. But it does not go far enough.
Africa should focus on the feasible reforms of the UN and de-emphasise its demand for improved representation on the Security Council voting reforms, given the complex politics around these issues.
Only by listening to local LGBT activists in hostile environments can the West stand up for human rights worldwide.
Even if the war in Syria is somehow brought to a close, prosecuting IS members for the crimes they've committed won't be easy.
Theresa May's proposals for curbs on uncontrolled migration are both unimaginative and disingenuous.
There's one important piece of the puzzle we're missing when it comes to antimicrobial resistance.
The U.N. and other leaders met to discuss coordinating an international response to unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants. Two migration experts examine issues the summits left unresolved.