Human Rights Day might not be a reason for celebrations. But it's a useful reminder of what's been achieved over 70 years.
The awarding of the Nobel Prize for Peace to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad should strengthen efforts against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
For decades, international law did not allow one country to attack another that was using chemical weapons on its own people without UN approval. That’s changed, which means trouble for Syria.
The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?
Without an array of ecosystems and species, it's tough for farmers to grow crops or ranchers to raise animals.
There's increasing global recognition that violence against women and children often occur together in homes.
The UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty has given a damning indictment of how austerity has hit the UK. A former UN envoy explains why his calls to uphold social rights are so crucial.
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.