Headlines at a glance


17 April 2014

Ban returns to airwaves in Central African Republic to call for end to fighting

Secretary-General welcomes initial talks in Geneva to defuse Ukraine crisis

Western Sahara: UN refugee agency announces resumption of family visit flights

South Sudan: Ban ‘strongly condemns’ attack on UN mission base in Jonglei state

On first visit to Gaza, UN official calls for end to Israeli blockade

UN-Arab League Envoy urges fresh talks with besieged Syrians, authorities

Kenya: UN agency disturbed by arrests and deportations of Somali refugees


16 April 2014

Unrest in eastern Ukraine risks ‘seriously destabilizing’ entire country – UN rights official

DR Congo: UN official condemns attack on Virunga National Park director

Ahead of Sendai conference, Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk

South Sudan: number of civilians protected at UN peacekeeping bases is ‘swelling’

UN and partners seek emergency funds to aid civilians fleeing Central African Republic

Rwandan genocide: Security Council told failure of political will led to ‘cascade of human tragedy’

Argentine jail conditions violated rights of prisoner with disabilities, UN panel finds

UNAIDS teams up with Brazilian footballer David Luiz ahead of World Cup

UN calls for immediate release of abducted school girls in north-eastern Nigeria

UN rights expert urges United Kingdom to step up response to violence against women


15 April 2014

Security Council condemns abduction of Jordanian envoy in Libya, urges immediate release

UN launches practical guide to mobilizing action for disarmament

In Mexico, Ban urges renewed global partnership for development in address to aid forum

Pepsi joins Coke in support of UN-backed guidelines on local peoples’ right to land, livelihoods

In Bulgaria, living conditions for asylum-seekers improves, but gaps remain - UN agency

South Sudan: UN official calls ongoing violence ‘an outrage’ to country’s people

UN rights expert urges Israel to prevent takeover of West Bank building by settlers

Ukraine: UN rights office urges halt to propaganda, incitement to hatred

Chile: UN cultural agency offers support after devastating fires in Valparaíso


14 April 2014

UN Secretary-General ‘shocked and saddened’ by deadly Nigeria bus bombing

Iran: UN rights expert urges immediate halt to woman’s execution

At high-level forum, UN officials urge steps to ensure financing of sustainable development

UN chief commends Guinea-Bissau people for orderly, peaceful elections

Ban encourages Israeli, Palestinian sides to remain engaged in peace talks

Syria: UN-OPCW mission expects ‘intensified efforts’ as chemical weapons deadline slips

World must help people of Central African Republic ‘not tomorrow – today,’ declares UN chief

Nepal: UN official concerned at new attempt to grant amnesties for human rights abuses

UN rights chief condemns rampant use of torture by Syrian forces, opposition groups

UN agency urges countries to boost action against banana disease

On Global Day, UN expert urges less military spending, more investment in development

New treaty enables children to lodge complaints with UN about rights violations



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