Headlines at a glance


2 December 2016

Governments, businesses must integrate biodiversity into their practices to halt degradation, UN conference hears

Liberia ‘stable’ but needs continued attention, Security Council told

UN refugee agency boosts winter assistance for displaced Iraqis in conflict-affected villages

FEATURE: Visually impaired professor to light way forward on UN disability agenda

Decade after global treaty's adoption, persons with disabilities still at ‘grave disadvantage’ – Ban

UN agency urges Governments to recognize people fleeing war-plagued countries as refugees

Iraq: ‘Staggering’ number of civilian casualties in November; Baghdad hardest hit, says UN

Nigeria’s humanitarian crisis ‘can no longer be ignored,’ UN says, launching $1 billion appeal

On International Day, UN spotlights need to combat forced labour, particularly of children

Already overstretched, aid agencies in Somalia need more resources to tackle severe drought – UN

Syria: UN refugee agency spotlights growing shelter needs as thousands flee Aleppo violence

Maldives: Concerned by 'increasing polarization, Ban calls for parties to work toward inclusive dialogue

UN chief commends peaceful polls in Gambia, congratulates President-elect Adama Barrow

UN welcomes ratification of new peace accord in Colombia


1 December 2016

Syria: With winter closing in, UN envoys highlight humanitarian urgency of situation in Aleppo

Asia-Pacific saw steady growth in 2016, but risks to financial stability remain – UN report

On eve of major UN conference, alarms raised that efforts to halt biodiversity loss are lagging

UN’s Ban apologizes to people of Haiti, outlines new plan to fight cholera epidemic and help communities

International community has obligation to prevent ‘ethnic cleansing’ in South Sudan – UN rights experts

Enabling youth to shape their own future key to Arab region’s development progress – UN report

One in three people suffers malnutrition at global cost of $3.5 trillion a year – UN

In Lao PDR, UN food relief agency chief reiterates support for efforts to ensure nutrition security for all

On World AIDS Day, UNICEF warns of sharp rise in new HIV infections among adolescents

Colombia: Santa Rosa incident constituted ceasefire protocol violations, finds UN-led mechanism


30 November 2016

Cultural traditions in Portugal, Uganda and Ukraine added to UNESCO heritage protection list

As 2016 draws to a close, UN rights chief outlines enormity of challenges to human rights

Nearly half of children in Mosul now cut off from clean water as conflict intensifies – UNICEF

New UN report reveals barriers to inclusive development and highlights key steps to progress

Security Council strengthens measures against DPRK’s nuclear, ballistic missile activities

Haiti: UN’s new approach on cholera puts people at heart of the response

Without urgent steps to end violence, Aleppo may become ‘giant graveyard,’ Security Council told

Ahead of World AIDS Day, UN chief honoured for work to end epidemic, fight against stigma

UN’s new LGBT rights expert urges global partnership to end violence and discrimination

South Sudan: Bureaucratic obstacles hindering relief work must stop, says senior UN official


29 November 2016

INTERVIEW: ‘Cling to every little sign of hope’ – outgoing head of UN Mission in South Sudan

Nicaragua’s ‘Dry Corridor’ to benefit from UN-backed sustainable agriculture project

Ghana: Ban urges President, opposition leader to defuse tensions ahead of upcoming elections

Formation of Houthi government ‘complicates search for peaceful solution’ to Yemen crisis – UN envoy

Bulgaria: UN concerned at calls for expulsions following tensions at overcrowded reception centre

Fleeing violence in Horn of Africa, asylum-seekers find little safety in Yemen – UN refugee agency

UN health agency issues new guidelines on HIV self-testing

With Burundi at ‘dangerous junction,’ UN experts call on Government to protect citizens against violence

Myanmar: UN rights chief warns of ‘spiral of violence’ in Rakhine state

Amid battle for Mosul, ISIL forcing civilians ‘squarely in harm’s way,’ UN rights wing warns

‘Urgent steps’ needed to revive two-state solution, Ban says on Day of Solidarity with Palestinian people

Syria: Amid ‘chilling’ situation in Aleppo, 16,000 flee intense fighting, UN aid chief warns

UN launches new strategy to minimize environmental footprint of its peace operations

Ban voices deep concerns over renewed violence in the Central African Republic