Headlines at a glance


27 July 2016

FEATURE: Tackling cholera in Haiti by building sanitary cordons

UN rushes to ramp up support for South Sudan's battle against cholera outbreak

Indonesia: UN rights chief urges 'most prolific executioner' in Southeast Asia to stop executions


26 July 2016

FEATURE: 'We all have to do what we can' to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse – Jane Holl Lute

UN agency appeals for added funds for return of Somali refugees from Dadaab camp

Syria: UN envoy aims for peace talks to resume in late August

Temperature in Kuwait hits 54 Celsius, sets possible record amid Middle East heatwave – UN

Gender equality, women's empowerment central to Colombian peace process – UN officials

Some 4,000 South Sudanese fleeing into Uganda daily – UN warns

Recent attacks on hospitals in Aleppo 'can amount to war crimes' – UNICEF

Somalia: UN condemns terrorist attack near Mogadishu airport

Thailand: UN rights expert warns against curbs on free speech ahead of major vote

On first International Day, UNESCO calls for protection of mangrove ecosystems

Security Council extends UN Central African Republic Mission through 2017

Security Council extends UN mission in Cyprus for six months


25 July 2016

UN envoy condemns Israel's decision to continue settlement expansion in occupied West Bank

UN Assembly adopts resolution proclaiming Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa

Security Council extends mandate of UN Iraq Mission for one year

In Skype video chat, Ban applauds Solar Impulse pilot on remarkable journey

As Rio Games approach, UN calls for cessation of hostilities during 'Olympic Truce'

Syria: UN aid chief calls for weekly, 48-hour humanitarian truce in Aleppo

UN health agency to launch new hepatitis testing guidelines ahead of World Day

General Assembly decision makes International Organization for Migration part of UN system

UN agency condemns Israel's closures in Hebron as 'collective punishment'

Afghan civilian casualties hit half-year record, with 5,166 dead or maimed – UN


23 July 2016

Afghanistan: UN condemns terrorist attack that leaves scores dead in Kabul