Nearly 3 million new refugees were created between 2016 and 2017, as the U.S. and European countries cracked down on asylum-seekers.
A U.N. General Assembly resolution that condemns recent violence in Gaza is adopted, while the Indian Student Federation boycotts Hewlett Packard for its alleged involvement in the oppression of Palestinians.
Despite the “missing in action” U.S., participants believe the just-ended talks in Germany made progress—but too little and too slowly.
What is taking place there should serve as our wake-up call. We are one bad decision or miscalculation away from Armageddon.
Proponents of the review insist companies be held accountable for their activities in the settlements, arguing that those activities can contribute to injustices against Palestinians.
The reduction amounts to about 5 percent of the United Nations' operating budget, which does not include peacekeeping or some humanitarian appeals.
Israel is intensively lobbying countries around the world to oppose a U.N. resolution criticizing Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The World Meteorological Organization warns that climate change presents a greater risk of sickness or death than it did four decades ago.
The organization expects a global rise of 3 degrees Celsius by 2100, even if countries cut their greenhouse gas emissions as promised in 2015.