Choosing former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate envoy is the first step. To regain trust, the U.S. will also have to take concrete actions to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.
The Green Climate Fund channels money from rich countries to help low-income countries tackle climate change and cut their emissions. But Australia stopped contributing.
The situation in Cabo Delgado is dire. The international community needs to act fast to contain it.
Outsourcing use-of-force decisions to machines violates human dignity and is incompatible with international law.
Over 820 million people around the world go to bed hungry at night, and that tide is rising. For working to reverse it, the U.N. World Food Program has received the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
We must turn pledges into immediate action and restore our ecosystems on a global level.
Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada is pursuing its international policy on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and scoring points on the world stage by leading the global support for recovery.
The world missed all 20 targets for stemming the tide of biodiversity loss. But there has been some progress over the last decade.
There is a risk of a 'great fracture' between the US and China. But unlike the Cold War, so far, no one has brandished a shoe at the General Assembly.
When diplomacy is done online, it's hard to pick up on the gestures and micro-expressions that help create trust.
There could be diplomatic costs to the online UN general assembly.
Peacekeeping had been in decline before COVID-19, but they are vital tools in the UN's armoury.
With UNICEF ranking New Zealand 35th out of 41 rich countries for children’s well-being, the gap between rhetoric and reality is wider than ever.
The US bid to impose so-called 'snapback' sanctions on Iran was roundly rejected by the UN security council.
The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya.
Indonesia has frequently obstructed global human rights enforcement by rejecting proposals to strengthen the UNHRC and blocking the council's requests to assess the human rights situation in Papua.
The power vacuum in world leadership means New Zealand and other small states will have to create a new rules-based international order.
A new UN report shows that hunger and food insecurity are rising worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic is adding to this trend, but is not the major driver.
Mandela left at the right time in 1999, when the country still seemed in a healthy state, after which he consolidated his international reputation.
Australia's COVID-19 response was bettered only by South Korea and Latvia, according to a new United Nations report. Just don't ask how we're doing on climate and sustainability.