Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is under investigation by the U.N. human rights watchdog over his brutal war on drugs.
Back stateside, the photo showing drowning victims Oscar Alberto Martínez and 23-month-old daughter Angie Valeria sparked immediate outcry, with pundits and journalists drawing comparisons to other haunting photographs of war.
The world's population—currently at about 7.8 billion people—would rise to 10.9 billion by the year 2100, but then would essentially stop growing.
The number of Venezuelan refugees represents around 12.5 percent of the national population and is double the size of the population of Caracas.
The United Nations report said North Koreans are living in a "vicious cycle of deprivation, corruption and repression."
"I appeal to the government to stop the entry into force of this draconian new penal code," said the U.N. high commissioner for human rights.
The occasion comes after the UN warned humanity has 12 years to prevent global temperatures from rising 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, causing catastrophic weather events.
As many as 2.1 billion people lack safe water at home.
The Trump administration's apparent dismissal of human rights monitors "puts the United States squarely in the company of some of the worst human rights abusers around the world."
"We also advise that the United States take a hard look at its own domestic human rights record, and first take care of its own affairs," Chinese spokesperson Lu Kang said.
"Can't help but notice you're the only person of color on your team," one user tweeted.
"We are not going to become the first victims of the climate crisis," Mohamed Nasheed told the international conference. "Climate change is a national security issue for us."
Nils Melzer, the United Nation's special rapporteur on torture, accused the U.S. of leading a process of dismantling human rights.
Though 85 percent of U.N. members are in favor, the U.S. remains opposed to the accord to ensure humane migration.
"Change is coming whether they like it or not," said Greta Thunberg.
"The continuation of civilizations and the natural world upon which we depend is in your hands," Attenborough told leaders.
CNN severed ties with Temple University professor and frequent television commentator Marc Lamont Hill over his pro-Palestine comments at the United Nations Wednesday.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has suggested Kim Jong Un is not moving toward denuclearization.
The report from the International Drug Policy Consortium overviewed the failure of the 10-year global strategy from the United Nations, which intended to eradicate the illicit drug market by 2019.
Powell served under President George W. Bush and also worked for President Donald Trump as a national security adviser.
Haley marks the sixth Trump administration cabinet or cabinet-rank member to depart in the less than two years since Trump took office.
"What I've done working with him on the Middle East peace plan, it is so unbelievably well done," Haley said of Kushner.
The World Court at the United Nations has ordered that the United States remove sanctions targeting humanitarian trade, food, medicine and civil aviation.