Headlines at a glance


18 June 2017

UN chief 'deeply saddened' by the many lives claimed by raging wildfires in Portugal


17 June 2017

UN Middle East envoy condemns attack that leaves Israeli police officer dead, four others injured

Help preserve land – our 'home and future' – UN urges on World Day to Combat Desertification


16 June 2017

'No limit' to cruelty of traffickers, says UN agency, as video surfaces of abused migrants in Libya

Terrorist attacks 'major' hurdle to peace in Mali, UN mission chief tells Security Council

UN chief praises 'vision, tenacity' of the late Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany

UN refugee agency urges sustained access as civilians flee Raqqa fighting

Ukraine: 750,000 children at risk of losing access to safe drinking water, warns UN

Ahead of Father's Day, UNICEF cites critical role fathers play in early childhood learning

'BRICS' countries well placed to help lead global efforts to tackle hunger – UN agency

UNICEF-backed projects for millions of children in Syria on verge of being 'cut off'

DR Congo: UN peacekeeping chief expresses solidarity with people of troubled Kasai region


15 June 2017

‘All of us can and must be prepared to speak out’ to halt abuse of older persons – UN rights expert

UN envoy strongly condemns attack on popular restaurant in Somali capital

Need for world free of nuclear weapons more urgent than ever, says UN disarmament chief

Syria: UN disarmament chief reports progress in destroying chemical weapons facilities

Yemen: As humanitarian crisis deepens, Security Council urges all parties to engage in peace talks

UN cooperation with African Union must be institutionalized, less 'ad hoc,' Security Council told

Myanmar: UN expert urges Government to do more to protect rights of all children

UN expert urges 'bold action' to address raft of human rights abuses in Eritrea

Switzerland tops world innovation index; India and other emerging markets on the rise – UN agency

General Assembly approves creation of new UN Counter-Terrorism Office

One in five children in rich countries lives in poverty, UNICEF 'wake-up call' report shows

Independent UN probe reveals 'cruel and brutal nature' of human rights violations in Burundi


14 June 2017

Head of UN human rights inquiry decries 'disastrous' civilian death toll in Syria

Hundreds of thousands in eastern Ukraine at grave risk after water supplies disrupted – UN aid chief

Closing gender gap at work can open doors to incredible benefits, UN report shows

Political will, financial support needed to bolster new approach to cholera in Haiti – UN deputy chief

Security Council briefed on proposal to reduce number of AU-UN troops in Darfur

Children hardest hit as cholera spreads in war-torn Yemen – UNICEF

Sharp increase in money migrants send home lifts millions out of poverty – UN report

UN rights chief urges dialogue among Qatar and countries involved in diplomatic dispute

In Kabul, UN chief calls for peace and compassion

UN and partners in Sri Lanka appeal for resources as receding floods reveal extent of damage

Put peace first, UN chief says, kicking off 100-day countdown to International Day of Peace

Vanuatu, UN to test drones for vaccines delivery to inaccessible areas

UN aid official warns of 'disastrous consequences' of power cut in Gaza