Headlines at a glance


17 January 2017

Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand – UN report

Diversity ‘is richness, not a threat,’ UN chief Guterres tells forum on combatting anti-Muslim discrimination

Syria: Heavy fighting forces UN food relief agency to suspend airdrops in Deir ez-Zor

At Security Council, senior UN envoy cautions against 'unilateral' action in Middle East

Donor 'consortium' needed to bolster Haiti's long-term recovery and eradicate cholera, UN adviser says

One journalist killed every four days in 2016, UN agency finds

At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps

Bullies target physical appearance, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation – UN reports

Somalia: Only early action will avert another catastrophe, says senior UN relief official

Ethiopia: UN-backed humanitarian appeal launched, seeking $948 million in 2017


16 January 2017

UN agency envoy Forest Whitaker honoured for work in peacebuilding, conflict-resolution

UN envoy in Yemen meeting with President, senior officials to push for greater aid access

Ongoing violations of child rights highlighted as UN monitoring body opens annual session

UN refugee agency lauds Europe's rescue efforts in Mediterranean amid 'tragic start' to New Year

New UN manual aims to address management of violent extremists in prison settings

UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems

Killings, rapes in South Sudan continued 'unabated' after July 2016 violence, UN reports

'We must not let 2017 repeat tragedies of 2016 for Syria' – top UN aid officials


15 January 2017

UN Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development

UN mission in South Sudan confirms discussions on regional protection force continuing


14 January 2017

INTERVIEW: Data and accurate information 'critical' in implementation of Agenda 2030 – senior UN official


13 January 2017

More than 90 per cent of children reaching Italy’s shores are separated or unaccompanied – UNICEF

International conference is ‘watershed moment’ for Cyprus negotiations – UN envoy

FEATURE: Number crunchers in the spotlight ahead of UN World Data Forum

Central African Republic: UN-backed humanitarian plan aims to save 2.2 million lives

Amid progress in West Africa and the Sahel, UN envoy warns of region’s political challenges

UN agencies assess dire hygiene, protection needs for women in Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo

Iraq: Thousands displaced from Mosul in ‘desperate’ need of life-saving aid, UN agency reports

UN data reveals huge disparities in cost of a hot meal; the poor are likely to pay far more than the rich

INTERVIEW: Space technology can help create a better world – Simonetta Di Pippo, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs

UN rights chief urges executives gathering in Davos to stand up for human rights

More must be done to assist, protect freezing refugees and migrants in Europe – UN agency