Headlines at a glance


30 April 2016

Yemen talks 'moving forward towards peace', UN envoy reports

On international day, UN spotlights history and power of jazz in building peace


29 April 2016

In Geneva, Ban welcomes first-ever Olympic refugee team to compete in Games

El Salvador: UN expert calls on Government to protect victims of contemporary slavery

In recorded vote, Security Council approves one year extension of UN mission in Western Sahara

‘We have come too far to go back,’ says Ban on Day of Remembrance for chemical warfare victims

Ethiopia: UN agency calls for urgent funding for farmers ahead of cropping season

Mozambique: UN reports 'worrying' information about human rights violations

In Malawi, people with albinism face ‘total extinction’– UN rights expert

Ban welcomes appointment of transitional unity Government in South Sudan

'Monstrous disregard' for civilians, says UN rights chief, as hospitals bombed in Syria


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

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

BAKU: German community integration project wins UN intercultural innovation award