Headlines at a glance


28 April 2016

Secretary-General appoints 12 new members to UN University Council

Ukraine: Security Council meets on situation with sense of ‘urgency and hope’

Security Council approves final extension for UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire, citing ‘remarkable’ progress

Syria: human toll and suffering are 'sickening,’ UN relief chief tells Security Council

South Sudan: UN strongly condemns attack against mission compound in Bentiu

Digital cards improve food assistance to displaced families and Syrian refugees in Iraq – UN agency

In address to Austrian Parliament, Ban urges ‘cooperative approach’ to EU asylum policies

‘Girls in ICT Day’ highlights need to promote technology careers for women – UN

PODCAST: Hunting a war criminal from the former Yugoslavia

With Syrian truce ‘barely alive,’ UN envoy urges Russia and United States to help revitalize talks

Workplace stress ‘a collective challenge’ as work-life boundaries become blurred – UN

Boosting productivity key to economic growth in Asia-Pacific – UN


27 April 2016

UN rights chief condemns spate of assassinations in Burundi

On anniversary of UN-backed treaty banning nuclear tests, Ban reiterates call to action

Access and aid needed in Yemen, says UN humanitarian coordinator

BAKU: UN Global Forum ends with renewed commitment to create inclusive societies

Water scarcity in DPR Korea causes first drop in food production since 2010 – UN agency

Ban welcomes ‘change in strategy and mindset’ as UN adopts landmark resolutions on peacebuilding

UN agency smartphone app now raising funds for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

Libya: UN envoy ‘deeply concerned’ by terrorist attacks on oil fields

Ecuador: quake damage to schools impacts 120,000 children – UNICEF

UNESCO team assesses damages to Syria's Palmyra world heritage site

BAKU: at UN forum, Arab entrepreneur touts potential of virtual games to make real-world impact


26 April 2016

In Vienna, Ban to discuss how UN can deliver on world’s expectations

Security Council extends mandate of UN Mission in Central African Republic

On World Intellectual Property Day, UN agency spotlights role of digital creativity

‘Worst case scenarios’ could become reality without more funding for El Niño response – UN relief chief

Riek Machar’s arrival in Juba should ‘open a new chapter’ for South Sudan – UN Peacekeeping chief

Chernobyl: with disaster’s effects still being felt after 30 years, UN renews commitment to a safer future

South Sudan: Ban welcomes swearing in of Riek Machar as First Vice-President

Fastest population shift in history is ‘make or break’ opportunity for Asia-Pacific – UN agency

UN rights office deplores death sentence against Mauritanian blogger

Mali: UNICEF condemns withdrawal of children from schools in Kidal

BAKU: German community integration project wins UN intercultural innovation award

UN rights office urges Mexico to consider recommendations on case of missing students

BAKU: violent extremism 'affront' to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session


25 April 2016

Haiti: UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ as agreed upon election deadline goes unmet

Yemen: Security Council calls for parties in talks to develop road map for security measures

Security Council urges stronger regional approach on eradicating piracy in Gulf of Guinea

BAKU: UN officials call on business leaders to help build inclusive societies

UN chief condemns murder of Burundian General and his family in Bujumbura

Legal framework key to realizing right to food for the most vulnerable in Poland – UN expert

UN report reveals increasing incidents of female genital mutilation in Guinea, including on infants

Ecuador: UN agency to scale up emergency operation to reach 260,000 in earthquake zone

Equality and justice ‘not luxuries’ but crucial foundations of Iraq’s stability – deputy UN rights chief

Somalia: sexual violence must be subject to criminal justice, says UN expert

On World Malaria Day, UN says world closer to eliminating ‘ancient killer’

Nepal: UN continues to support sustainable post-disaster earthquake recovery

BAKU: youth stress vision of inclusive society at UN forum