Headlines at a glance


14 December 2014

One year later, ongoing South Sudan conflict 'jeopardizes future of entire nation' - UN chief

Greece: UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack on Israel embassy

COP20: Ban Ki-moon hails delegates for paving way to 'meaningful' climate agreement


13 December 2014

Ebola: UN envoy calls for “big surge” in efforts to reduce transmission rates in Sierra Leone

Somalia: UN expert urges Government to ramp up efforts in securing human rights legislation


12 December 2014

In Peru, Ban commends development advances, says challenges remain

UN political chief welcomes commitment of Burundi’s Government to dialogue, elections

Latin America, Caribbean job market faces ‘scenario of uncertainty’ in 2015 – UN report

Israel must curb ‘continuous stream’ of protest fatalities in Occupied Palestinian Territory – UN

Afghanistan: Security Council backs agreement on new non-combat NATO mission

UN meeting urges critical improvements to health systems of Ebola-affected countries

Security Council inaction on Darfur ‘can only embolden perpetrators’ – ICC prosecutor

Central America drought turning into humanitarian crisis, UN warns

Year of conflict in South Sudan has stolen future of a generation of children – UNICEF

Sudan: UN rights office laments crackdown on rights activists


11 December 2014

Security Council welcomes talks between leaders of Sudan, South Sudan

Middle East: UN-backed reconstruction efforts continue in Gaza amid ‘dire’ conditions

Ebola response must include efforts to bolster health systems – UN Economic, Social Council chief

UN launches new tool to help to stop atrocity crimes ‘before tensions escalate’

‘The more we delay, the more we will pay,’ says Ban, urging action on climate

UN agency reports record cereal crop as Ebola, conflict threaten food security

As Sahel faces mounting threats, UN envoy urges Security Council to remain engaged in region

Iran: UN atomic agency chief appeals for funds to extend monitoring mission until June 2015

UN envoy says international patience ‘wearing thin’ with warring parties in South Sudan

After CIA torture revelations, US must now recover moral high ground – UN expert


10 December 2014

Security Council condemns actions of LRA in Central Africa, demands end to all attacks

Somalia: Security Council calls for unity amid political crisis

Spotlighting racism, stigma, UN launches International Decade of People of African Descent

On Human Rights Day, UN official calls for Member States to ‘stamp out torture’

Tens of millions of elderly are abused each month – UN health agency reports

Central African Republic: UN mission captures rebel leader

‘Only by acting together’ will world transform climate challenge into opportunity – Ban

UN congratulates frontline Ebola response workers battling virus in West Africa

At Lima climate talks, UN launches new coalition to promote renewable energy

Ban ‘deeply saddened’ by death of Ziad Abu Ein, urges Israel to investigate

‘Things are about to change,’ UN expert urges Malta to prepare for migrants

As number of seafaring migrants surges, UN calls for better global protection efforts

UN reports potential for gradual return to global growth, foresees risks, uncertainties

UN report on ‘interpersonal violence’ shows urgent need to scale up prevention

Ban welcomes Lesotho elections, reaffirms commitment to peace in the Kingdom

Marking international observance, UN declares ‘Every day is Human Rights Day’