Headlines at a glance


1 October 2014

Syria: Ban strongly condemns deadly bomb attacks in Homs

At UN meeting in Geneva, Ban spotlights trade as driver of global sustainable development

UN meeting hears call for greater marine protections as plastic waste accrues in oceans

‘Together we can make a difference,’ says General Assembly President, previewing work ahead

UN, Liberia assessing food security impact of Ebola outbreak, planning response

Africa’s achievements, challenges in peace, development focus of UN meeting

Iraq: UN reports at least 1,119 killed in September; actual figure likely higher

In Geneva, UN chief stresses central role of human rights in global humanitarian efforts

With its mandate completed, OPCW-UN mission draws down in Syria

On International Day, UN encourages full participation of older persons in society


30 September 2014

At UN meeting, tolerance and education highlighted as critical allies against terrorism

UN Assembly debate covers a range of pressing concerns: from development to Ebola to Ukraine

On final day of UN Assembly, small island nations discuss climate change, economics

Latin American, Caribbean nations at UN highlight unique challenges, climate change woes

As global crises multiply, UN official urges rethink for overstretched humanitarian system

New development agenda must be people-centred, reality-based, Bhutan tells UN

Increased pension coverage key to future global development agenda, says UN agency

South Sudan: UN agencies reach more than half a million people with life-saving aid

In West Africa, UN launches strengthened response as Ebola shatters lives, orphans children

Equality must be driving force of new development agenda, Belarussian minister tells UN

At General Assembly, Eritrea criticizes ‘dominant powers’ for impeding vital overhaul of UN

Oman Minister, in Assembly address, urges ‘unified position’ on Mid-east crises

UN official urges sustained pressure on parties to Syria conflict to ensure aid access


29 September 2014

In speech to UN Assembly, Yemen’s Minister highlights political transition, urges ongoing support

Caribbean Island leaders in UN Assembly warn of ‘real, ruinous’ impacts of climate change

World grossly ill-prepared to ‘douse wildfire’ sparked by Ebola, West African leaders tell UN

Uruguay urges rooting new sustainable development agenda in human rights

Colombian bill on military criminal justice ‘major setback’ for human rights, say experts

New Zealand, in UN address, voices support for small island developing nations

Eritrea: UN expert to investigate pervasive rights abuses as part of ‘historic’ inquiry

UN expert urges European nations to rethink policies as migration-related deaths rise

In Assembly speech, Israel’s Netanyahu warns against ‘militant Islam’; denounces UN rights council

Head of new UN Ebola emergency response mission arrives in Ghana

Kyrgyz official warns UN Assembly of international dangers from unstable Afghanistan

At UN Assembly, Philippines decries expansionist territorial claims in region

Perpetrators of extra-judicial killings in Mexico must be brought to justice – UN expert

European leaders tell UN ‘collective sense of purpose’ needed to maintain peace, security

Myanmar calls during Assembly debate for UN development aid to solve communal fighting

Libya: UN envoy hails start of political dialogue aimed at resolving ongoing crisis

Victims of ISIL brutality 'waiting on us to act', Syrian leader tells UN Assembly

UN refugee chief warns against overlooking humanitarian crises in Africa

Adverse conditions stop poorer countries reaching development goals, Laos tells UN

Bahrain minister focuses UN Assembly address on terrorism, illegal occupation

Holy See calls at General Assembly for ‘renewed’ UN to use ‘licit force’ against terror

World needs ‘paradigm shift’ towards sustainable agriculture, UN agency urges

In Republic of Korea, UN meeting tackles safe use of living modified organisms

Pacific islands facing ‘existential threats’ need special attention, Vanuatu’s leader tells UN

New UN report warns of ‘devastating’ effects from ongoing destruction of mangrove forests

Not a single child untouched by recent Gaza conflict, says UN rights expert

Spanish job growth still ‘incomplete’ amid slow global economic recovery – UN report

At UN debate, African leaders say global sustainability agenda must reflect local realities

UN congratulates Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on inauguration


28 September 2014

At Global Citizen Festival, Ban tells crowd ‘a better world is around the corner’