Headlines at a glance


18 December 2017

UN envoy welcomes new Somali policy on role of youth in peacebuilding

Attack on humanitarian convoy north-east Nigeria leaves four civilians dead – UN aid official

UN urges international cooperation to make migration safer in a world on the move


15 December 2017

UN rights wing ‘appalled’ at mass execution in Iraq

‘American Dream’ quickly becoming an ‘illusion,’ says UN human rights expert

UN rights office urges El Salvador to reform 'draconian' abortion laws

Rohingya refugees face ‘multitude of protection risks,’ warns UN agency

Hostilities flare on Yemen’s west coast, sparking new displacement – UN refugee agency

Dangerous rhetoric, overconfidence, increase risk of conflict on Korean Peninsula, UN chief warns

Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan – UNICEF

Protection, well-being of uprooted children must be central to new global migration compact – UNICEF

UN chief calls for 'good faith' negotiations on South Sudan's peace deal


14 December 2017

UN chief stresses need to denuclearize Korean Peninsula, avoid ‘sleepwalking into war’

Security Council pledges support for regional push to revive South Sudan’s peace pact

Respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu claim thousands of lives every year – UN health agency

In Tanzania, UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to ‘blue helmets’ killed in DR Congo

UN forum sees ‘moderate’ recovery for Latin American and Caribbean economies in 2018

In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth

'Golden opportunity' missed for progress on intra-Syrian talks, says UN envoy