Headlines at a glance


24 March 2017

INTERVIEW: Amid increased suffering, responsibility to protect all the more necessary – UN Special Adviser

Marking World Tuberculosis Day, UN seeks to address stigma, protect patient rights

Environmental recovery key to post-conflict development in Colombia – UN agency

Hundreds of thousands trapped in Mosul with 'worst yet to come' – UN agency

Two years on, Yemen conflict targets children, food trucks and even fishermen's boats - UN

UN agencies, partners to launch polio vaccination campaign across Africa

Child rights must be at the centre of Syria peace talks – UNICEF


23 March 2017

DPRK’s latest ballistic missile and engine test raises risk of regional arms race – UN Security Council

International, independent probe of alleged violations in Yemen needed – UN deputy rights chief

UN condemns deadly terrorist attack in London; expresses solidarity with UK government and people

Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel

Security Council and region must ‘speak with one voice,’ end suffering in South Sudan – UN chief

‘We can no longer turn our backs’ on communities affected by migration crisis in Libya – UN agency chief

Iraq a country of hope amid debris of war, says UNICEF chief wrapping up visit

UN envoy and Pope Francis meet on enhancing cooperation to protect children from violence

In cyclone’s wake, UN appeals for $20 million to help affected populations in Madagascar

Somalia: A moment of hope amid tragedy, says UN envoy

UN agency, Ugandan government call for urgent support amid influx of South Sudanese refugees

Faced with ‘clear science, real threats,’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal – UN

World Meteorological Day celebrates importance of clouds for weather, climate and water


22 March 2017

FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference

Vital for Sri Lanka to send message that 'impunity is no longer tolerated' underlines UN rights chief

ICC adds one year to Bemba's conviction for attempted bribery of witnesses

'Nothing can grow without water,' warns UNICEF, as 600 million children could face extreme shortages

DR Congo: UN, partners need urgent aid for over 370,000 displaced in south-east province

UN atomic agency co-hosts international meeting on cancer in developing countries

Wastewater should be recognized as a valuable resource, UN says on World Water Day


21 March 2017

Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into ‘truly uncharted territory’– UN agency

In Juba, UN peacekeeping chief urges political solution for South Sudanese crisis

At UN event, people with Downs Syndrome ‘speak up’ to influence government policy and action

Greener energy for a third of the world bodes well for all, says UN on International Forest Day

DPR Korea facing ‘entrenched, largely forgotten’ humanitarian crisis, senior UN official warns

Despite progress, world’s most marginalized still left behind – UN development report

‘Stand up against intolerance and eliminate discrimination,’ says UN chief Guterres

UN agency voices concern about forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

UN approves $22 million loan to boost agricultural work to prevent famine in Somalia

Deteriorating security situation in DR Congo 'a source of major concern,' warns UN envoy

Warming earth threatens to release huge amounts of carbon – UN agency

Poetry gives us hope to scale and climb 'cloudy summits of our time' – UN cultural agency

Nowruz a reminder that heritage helps make resilient, sustainable societies – UN cultural agency


20 March 2017

UN urges building more just, equal societies to increase people’s happiness and well-being

Put Libya ahead of ‘narrow interests,’ UN envoy urges as situation worsens across the country

UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues

Ahead of International Day, UN rights chief urges governments to target hate speech, crimes

UN aid 'pushed to limits' as 320,000 more civilians may flee west Mosul