Headlines at a glance


30 March 2015

Senior UN officials stress need for employment, decent work to achieve sustainable development

Cyprus: UN envoy ‘optimistic’ about re-start of structured negotiations

Boko Haram ‘weakened’ but still committing ‘horrendous’ acts, says UN regional envoy

Deputy UN chief calls for ‘hydro-diplomacy’ as world faces growing water shortages

Ahead of pledging conference, senior UN officials urge donors to stand by Syrian people

In Iraq, UN chief pledges support as Government tackles ongoing threat from ISIL

Vanuatu: UN relief official warns ‘secondary emergency’ looming, urges long-term aid


29 March 2015

At Egypt Summit, UN’s Ban, Arab League Secretary-General discuss cooperation on regional, global challenges

Welcoming peaceful Nigerian elections, Ban encourages patience as polls wrap up


28 March 2015

‘We must respond,’ declares UNESCO chief, launching #Unite4Heritage campaign in Baghdad

Earth Hour 2015: UN dims lights to focus attention on climate action, sustainability

UN strongly condemns deadly terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel

In Egypt, Ban calls on Arab leaders to strengthen bonds for region's people, global security

Demanding 'immediate' ceasefire in Libya, Security Council extends UN mission in crisis-torn country


27 March 2015

Ban calls on all Nigerians to ‘vote in large numbers’ ahead of Saturday’s elections

UN-backed court charges former Khmer Rouge leader with crimes against humanity

Syria: UN health agency ‘unable to sustain’ operations without significant funding increase

UN condemns kidnaping of DR Congo refugees, urges their immediate release

UN rights office welcomes Malawi leader’s condemnation of attacks on people with albinism

UNESCO calls for the protection of cultural heritage in Yemen

Cyclone Pam: UN agency reports all 22 Vanuatu islands reached with relief supplies

At Security Council, Ban urges action to end violence against religious, ethnic minorities in Middle East

UN envoy says Libya latest peace talks have gone 'well beyond what we have expected'

Secretary-General calls on defence chiefs for 'unity and backing' on UN peacekeeping