Headlines at a glance


20 December 2014

In Guinea, as Ebola spread slows, Ban pledges UN support towards total eradication

On International Day, Ban urges human solidarity to build new sustainability agenda


19 December 2014

'Suffering an enormous human cost', civilian casualties up nearly 20 per cent in 2014 – UN

Central African Republic: Security Council appeals to rebels to lay down arms

North Pole: Santa swamped by millions of letters

Adopting resolution, Security Council urges fight against nexus of transnational crime, terrorism

Ban visits Ebola-hit West Africa, says zero cases “must be everyone’s goal”

‘Extremely serious’ situation for over a million children in crisis-torn eastern Ukraine – UN

DR Congo: Amid spike in violence, UN refugee agency concerned about humanitarian situation

South Sudan: UN probe uncovers targeting of civilians, abductions, sexual violence

Cambodia: ‘Substantial grounds’ to believe Montagnards may be in danger, UN warns


18 December 2014

General Assembly decides to refer UN report on human rights in DPR Korea to Security Council

UN envoy condemns latest spate of attacks in Nigeria

Ebola: ‘Regrettable loss’ caused by warehouse fire in Guinea

Ban welcomes decision to postpone Iraqi payments into fund set up after invasion of Kuwait

UN expert group on arbitrary detention welcomes the release of detainees in Cuba, US

Amid heightened tensions, Security Council extends UN mission in Golan

World wood production up for fourth year; paper stagnant as electronic publishing grows – UN report

Asia-Pacific report: World’s most disaster prone region experiences three-fold rise in deaths

Afghanistan: UN officials urge reforms, fight against drug trade to ensure country’s security

UN rights chief welcomes conviction of Congolese army officer for crimes against humanity

UN launches appeal for life-saving aid to millions of Syrians, support to host communities

On International Day, UN chief urges greater attention to 'precarious' situation of migrants


17 December 2014

UN strongly condemns deadly Yemen bomb attacks

Central African Republic: UNICEF warns two out of five children without vital aid

During Ukraine visit, senior UN official pledges broad support for Government

Ebola: UN Secretary-General will visit West Africa to ‘show solidarity with those affected’

Security Council renews cross-border aid delivery to Syria for a year

UN-backed project to help Colombian farmers move away from illicit crops towards fair trade chocolate

Donors pledge over $400 million for 2015 UN rapid humanitarian response fund

Libya: UN mission encouraged by “step in the right direction” towards dialogue

Ban Ki-moon hails decision by US, Cuba to normalize relations

UN capacities 'pushed to the limit' in 2014, Ban says in year-end wrap-up

World Bank safeguards ‘go out of their way’ to avoid references to human rights – UN expert


16 December 2014

‘A dark day in a bleak year for children’: UNICEF condemns attack on schoolchildren in Yemen

In Nepal, UN meeting seeks to boost development ranking of Asia-Pacific’s poorest nations

Ebola: UN says health workers in Sierra Leone to receive hazard pay using mobile money

Global intellectual property filings see boost in 2013 – UN report

Cooperation with Africa must occur at earliest signs of crisis, Ban tells Security Council

Syria: UN food agency's operations secure after funding drive; must raise more in 2015

UN envoys welcome conviction of Congolese army officer for crimes against humanity

UN Asia-Pacific forum begins registration, statistics partnership to improve data, policies

In developing world, higher education key to stable employment, says new UN report

Netherlands politicians ‘trying to score political points at expense of homeless migrants’ – UN experts

Taliban attack on Pakistan school an act of ‘horror and rank cowardice', says UN chief