Headlines at a glance


27 April 2017

Courageous Syrian swimmer named UN refugee agency Goodwill Ambassador

Syria: ‘Glimmers of humanity’ overshadowed by brutality of attacks on civilians, says UN aid chief

FEATURE: UN’s mission to keep plastics out of oceans and marine life

On 'Girls in ICT Day,' UN agencies encourage girls, women to seek technology careers

Afghanistan: UN urges protection of civilians as casualties remain high in first quarter


26 April 2017

Syria: UN aid officials urge end to airstrikes on hospitals

Strong partnerships key to unleash full potential of industrialization, senior UN official says

Chernobyl 31 years on: International cooperation still needed to address consequences, says UN

‘Progress under threat,’ warns UN chief on twentieth anniversary of chemical weapons convention

Turning problems into progress: UN celebrates ‘risk-takers’ on World Intellectual Property Day

Inequalities between rich and poor temper broad success of immunization – UNICEF

Six months into battle for Mosul, water, trauma care are key UN and partner priorities

DR Congo: UN seeks $64 million to tackle humanitarian crisis in Kasaï region


25 April 2017

Indigenous peoples are ‘moral compass of humanity,’ special UN General Assembly meeting told

UN agency and Chinese bike-share firm team up to raise awareness about climate change

South Sudan’s political process ‘not dead’ but needs ‘resuscitation’ – UN envoy

Nearly $1.1 billion pledged for beleaguered Yemen at UN-led humanitarian conference

UN Commission celebrates 70 years of 'connecting countries and driving progress in Europe'

Afghanistan makes progress in fighting corruption, yet enormous challenges remain – new UN report

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot malaria vaccine trial – UN

Latin America loses billions of dollars to ‘double burden’ of undernutrition and obesity – UN study

Somalia: UN launches lifesaving vaccination campaign for children facing measles threat

UN migration agency releases funding for emergency response to Congolese fleeing Kasaï


24 April 2017

UN-led conference to mobilize global action to avert 'humanitarian catastrophe' in Yemen

UNESCO launches first-ever policy guide on Holocaust education and genocide prevention

UN calls for probe and accountability following possible landmine blast in eastern Ukraine

Status of declaration on indigenous peoples' rights in spotlight as UN forum opens in New York

World Immunization Week: Power of vaccines still not fully utilized, says UN health agency

Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agricultural advisory group told at opening session

Ahead of World Malaria Day, UN says 'let's close the gap' in prevention coverage

Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan tortured, ill-treated in government facilities – UN

Girls worst affected as conflict keeps more than 25 million children out of school – UNICEF