Headlines at a glance


17 October 2017

Myanmar: Plight of refugees focus of top UN political official’s meetings

Libya: Smugglers holding refugees and migrants in deplorable conditions, say UN agencies

UN report outlines path towards closing gender gap, realizing reproductive health rights

Thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded near Bangladesh-Myanmar border – UN

On International Day, UN chief urges action to address root causes of poverty

South Sudan's leaders must pull country back from 'impending abyss,' UN peacekeeping chief


16 October 2017

Secretary-General welcomes launch of new UN mission in Haiti

General Assembly elects new members to UN Human Rights Council

UN calls for global solidarity ahead of pledging conference on Rohingya refugee crisis

Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Guterres says women and youth can unleash continent’s potential

UN envoy discusses implementation of intra-Palestinian agreement with Prime Minister Hamdallah

At UN event in Rome, Pope Francis urges action on climate change, conflicts to end global hunger

UN rights experts urge France to provide safe water, sanitation for migrants in ‘Calais Jungle’

Lift protest ban, protect judiciary and preserve civil society role, UN rights experts urge Kenya


15 October 2017

UN chief condemns Saturday's attacks in Mogadishu; commends responders

On International Day, UN highlights rural women's participation in sustainable, climate-resilient agricultural


14 October 2017

Parliamentary forum opens in Russia; discussions to include UN cooperation

UN in Somalia condemns 'barbaric' bombings in Mogadishu


13 October 2017

In Kyoto, Japanese comedians tackle UN Global Goals

Central African Republic: UN Special Adviser condemns incitement of violence and hatred

People’s lives continue to worsen, but they live with hope, says UN official in Ukraine

INTERVIEW: Haiti on path to stability, development thanks to UN mission, says envoy

Chile becomes latest nation to resettle Syrian refugees through UN-backed programme

Libya: UN agencies scale up response as fighting displaces thousands in Sabratha region

UN ramps up aid delivery amid surge of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

On International Day, UN forecasts 14 million people made homeless each year by disasters

UN rights office 'deeply concerned' over arrests of LGBT people in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia

Civilians who fled Mosul still vulnerable, need assistance – UN official

UN chief strongly hopes 'breakthrough' accord on Iran's nuclear programme remains in place