Headlines at a glance


18 October 2017

With fast-growing youth population, Africa boasts enormous market potential – UN deputy chief

Iraq: Security Council voices concern over reported violence in Kirkuk

UN strongly condemns terrorist attacks across Afghanistan

With ‘cautious optimism,’ UN political official reports positive developments on Middle East peace

UN and partners launch campaign to tackle new fungus strain threatening world’s bananas

Iran: UN rights experts urge country to halt imminent execution of juvenile Amirhossein Pourjafar

UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

Yemen: UNICEF warns conflict shutters one in 10 schools; teachers unpaid for a year

UN chief announces trip to Central African Republic, where crisis is 'far from media spotlight'


17 October 2017

UN health agency supports yellow fever immunization for 874,000 people in Nigeria

Myanmar: Plight of refugees focus of top UN political official's meetings

Libya: Smugglers holding refugees and migrants in deplorable conditions, say UN agencies

UN report outlines path towards closing gender gap, realizing reproductive health rights

Thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded near Bangladesh-Myanmar border – UN

On International Day, UN chief urges action to address root causes of poverty

South Sudan's leaders must pull country back from 'impending abyss,' UN peacekeeping chief


16 October 2017

Secretary-General welcomes launch of new UN mission in Haiti

General Assembly elects new members to UN Human Rights Council

UN calls for global solidarity ahead of pledging conference on Rohingya refugee crisis

Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Guterres says women and youth can unleash continent’s potential

UN envoy discusses implementation of intra-Palestinian agreement with Prime Minister Hamdallah

At UN event in Rome, Pope Francis urges action on climate change, conflicts to end global hunger

UN rights experts urge France to provide safe water, sanitation for migrants in ‘Calais Jungle’

Lift protest ban, protect judiciary and preserve civil society role, UN rights experts urge Kenya


15 October 2017

UN chief condemns Saturday's attacks in Mogadishu; commends responders

On International Day, UN highlights rural women's participation in sustainable, climate-resilient agricultural


14 October 2017

Parliamentary forum opens in Russia; discussions to include UN cooperation

UN in Somalia condemns 'barbaric' bombings in Mogadishu