Headlines at a glance


29 May 2016

Mali: UN strongly condemns ambush that leaves five 'blue helmets' dead

LDCs: UN calls for greater support to least developed countries, adopts new declaration in Turkey

DPI/NGO: UN and civil society set to meet on global citizenship as keystone for sustainable development

'Our partnership is stronger than polio,' says Ban, prasing Rotary International's support of UN goals


28 May 2016

In Egypt, Assembly President points way towards more relevant, responsive and inclusive UN

LDCs: With journalists sponsored from vulnerable nations, news on UN conference can reach all corners of globe


27 May 2016

New stamps for International Day of UN Peacekeepers unveiled

Security Council approves two-month extension for African Union Mission in Somalia

FEATURE: Speaking with UN peacekeepers in Liberia, South Sudan and Central African Republic

UN official acclaims 2016 Crime Commission session for role in sustainable development

Guinea-Bissau: Ban urges all political stakeholders to avoid escalation after outbreak of protests

UN chief welcomes region-led meetings of political dialogue for Burundi

UN agency urges Greece to find alternatives for refugees and migrants at ‘sub-standard’ sites

In Japan, Ban calls on G7 to back global goals, climate action, UN humanitarian response efforts

World Heritage sites at risk from climate change – joint UN report

UN refugee agency begins delivering supplies to families escaping besieged Fallujah

South Sudan: New team of explosive detection dogs arrives at UN mission

UN relief chief calls for more assistance for ‘distressing and dire’ situation of Syrians

UN rights office warns of severe lack of funding for human rights body for the Americas

LDCs: UN conference on least developed countries opens in Turkey to assess progress made since 2011


26 May 2016

At Security Council, climate change citied among factors impacting stability in Sahel

LDCs: Behind the scenes – gearing up for a UN conference on least developed countries

Ban appoints governing body of ‘technology bank’ for least developed nations

‘Old habits die hard,’ UN deputy chief tells Environment Assembly, urging action towards sustainability

Attacks on health care and medical personnel in crises occur with ‘alarming frequency’ – UN

Justice and accountability ‘critical components’ for lasting peace in Libya – ICC Prosecutor

Yemen: ‘Hope’ emanating from UN-sponsored talks, as details of peace agreement discussed

UN health agency launches programme for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies

UN envoy for Syria tells Security Council peace talks will resume ‘as soon as feasible’

Iraq: civilians in besieged Fallujah at ‘extreme risk,’ senior UN humanitarian official warns

‘We have an opportunity in the next 15 to 20 years to really change our world’ – UN envoy for the least developed countries

In Republic of Korea, Ban urges Asian nations to settle border disputes, historical issues

INTERVIEWS: Top UN peacekeeping, logistical officials discuss threats to 'blue helmets'

UN launches campaign to urge 'smart' transition to sustainable cities