Headlines at a glance


29 April 2015

New UN special envoy on Ebola response makes first visit to Sierra Leone

Ban calls for immediate end to hostilities in northern Mali amid surge in violence

UN envoy Gordon Brown welcomes release of 200 Nigerian girls held captive by Boko Haram

In Paris, Ban discusses Mediterranean crisis and climate change with President Hollande

Draft political deal for Libyan parties is ‘work in progress,’ UN envoy tells Security Council

UN chief expresses ‘deep regret’ about executions of eight people in Indonesia

Systems to combat antibiotic resistance lacking globally, UN health agency warns

Christiane Amanpour named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression

World has learned ‘too little’ from past, says Ban on Day of Remembrance for chemical warfare victims

UN and partners launch $415 million appeal to aid quake-stricken Nepal

Somalia registers record export of livestock in 2014 due to trade boost with Gulf States

Ban condemns attack on Yarmouk, as UN agency delivers 'critical' relief to displaced in camp

UN rights experts welcome US review of lethal drone attacks, urge transparency and accountability


28 April 2015

Mali: senior UN official urges parties to ‘immediately cease hostilities’

Global tide of nuclear abolition has ebbed causing tensions among nations, Ban warns

UN peacekeeping chief wraps up trip to Central African Republic as Mission reaches full strength

Yemen: UN warns of impact to relief efforts amid ongoing fighting across country

Top UN official in South Sudan urges release of remaining child soldiers

Air pollution in Europe costs $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, UN study shows

Security Council extends UN Western Sahara mission through April 2016

UN refugee agency assists hundreds of Libyans rescued at sea as Europe responds to migration crisis

Burundi: Ban condemns election-related violence after President nominated as candidate

At Vatican meeting, UN chief and Pope Francis discuss climate change, Mediterranean migration

On World Day, UN labour agency urges culture of prevention on occupational safety and health

Dip in Southern Africa’s maize harvest could push up prices and boost import needs, UN warns

Ban ‘deeply concerned’ over uptick in attacks against peacekeepers in Darfur

UN allocates $15 million in emergency funds for Nepal earthquake response


27 April 2015

Cyprus: UN envoy welcomes new Turkish Cypriot leader’s commitment to negotiations

New sustainability agenda must harmonize humanity's relationship with planet – UN Assembly President

Gaza: Security Council receives report of inquiry into incidents during 2014 conflict

Aboard Italian navy ship, Ban urges collective action to ease plight of migrants crossing Mediterranean

New UN platform aims to bring pastoralists’ voices to global decision-making stage

Burundi: UN working to help relocate civilians fleeing election-related violence

At meeting on nuclear disarmament, UN chief warns of ‘dangerous return’ to Cold War mentalities

UN warns Central African Republic is becoming largest forgotten humanitarian crisis

New UN report finds bulk of world’s rural populations excluded from healthcare access

UN agency unveils alternative policy agenda to transform economies, make gender equality a reality

Nepal: UN agencies rush supplies to earthquake survivors amid powerful aftershocks

Welcoming peaceful presidential election in Togo, Ban calls for continued calm atmosphere


26 April 2015

UN agency alarmed by malnutrition among children displaced from Yarmouk camp

UN responds to destruction, displacement in wake of Nepal earthquake

Marking anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, Secretary-General reiterates UN's commitment to those affected


25 April 2015

Secretary-General appoints new acting Special Representative for UN Mission against Ebola

UN chief urges Indonesia not to execute 10 people on death row for drug crimes

Secretary-General appoints Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as new special envoy for Yemen

UN official in Darfur says mission's peacekeepers acted proportionately in response to attacks

Nepal: Ban sends his condolences after earthquake hits Kathmandu Valley

Welcoming progress in fight against malaria, Ban calls for more work to continue momentum