Headlines at a glance


23 June 2016

Security Council strongly condemns DPRK’s ballistic missile launches

At peacebuilding body, UN deputy chief underlines core obligation to prevent conflict and sustain peace

In Havana, Ban hails Colombia ceasefire pact as example of peace with dignity

FEATURE: From Joseph Kony’s ‘wife’ to peace advocate – a courageous young woman’s journey to reclaim her life

Ban appoints Ivan Šimonovic as special adviser on the responsibility to protect

UN rights experts stress need for protection of LGBT people in places of detention

‘Medieval’ sieges, barrel bombs are ‘disgusting reality’ in Syria – senior UN officials

‘Strong collaboration’ needed to help end violence against children in Viet Nam, says UN envoy

Ban marks UN Public Service Day with call for shared drive to achieve sustainability agenda

UN agency boosts support in Lake Chad Basin to safeguard agricultural livelihoods

World's oft-marginalized widows must be part of sustainable development, says Ban

Latin American labour market policies must be reoriented to address output gaps – UN report

Record 29 million people drug-dependent worldwide; heroin use up sharply – UN report

UN mourns death of former General Assembly President John Ashe


22 June 2016

Welcoming Sudan’s cessation of hostilities, Ban urges ‘final peace’ through national dialogue

Lebanon: UN envoy calls for collective support from global community for country at risk of ‘imploding’

Security Council hears calls for improved coordination, regional partnerships in UN peacebuilding efforts

UN summit jump-starts global drive for responsible business actions on Sustainable Development Goals

UN pays tribute to British parliamentarian Jo Cox

Bahrain: UN special adviser stresses urgency of de-escalating tensions sparked by protests

Caribbean region must boost efforts to prepare for increased drought – UN report

Disarming armed groups, civilian protection crucial for Central African Republic – UN expert

UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist in Texas

South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief says action will be taken on probe into Malakal violence


21 June 2016

Ban condemns terrorist attack against Jordanian guard post at Syrian border

South Sudan: Special investigation into Malakal violence completed, says UN

‘Searchlight of international scrutiny’ must focus on crimes of sexual violence in conflict – UN deputy chief

As UN takes stock of landmark resolution on weapons proliferation, Ban urges greater prevention efforts

Progress on economy, improving security is imperative for Afghanistan, UN envoy reports

UN humanitarian wing and partners respond to unprecedented suffering in 2015

Niger: UNICEF reports more than 240,000 uprooted from homes in Diffa region

‘Credibility of international community at risk’ as Syria war grinds on – senior UN officials

Despite positive talks, delays over peace roadmap ‘needlessly extending Yemen’s agony’– UN envoy

ICC sentences former Congolese vice-president Bemba to 18 years in prison for war crimes

‘Permission-based’ public life regime has nearly paralyzed civic freedoms in Belarus – UN expert

UN agencies warn of alleged rights violations, funding shortfall in embattled Fallujah

Bahrain: UN rights office concerned at crackdown on human rights and political opposition groups

More than half of Yemen’s population now food insecure – UN

On International Yoga Day, Ban spotlights importance of healthy living in realizing Global Goals


20 June 2016

Thailand: Ban reaffirms UN’s readiness to support country’s return to democracy

UN expert sees very little change in efforts to protect right to life, end impunity in Mexico

Central African Republic: UN humanitarian coordinator ‘outraged’ at attacks on aid vehicles

UN strongly condemns series of attacks in Afghanistan

Ban underlines progress towards strengthening responses to global health crises

‘Unprecedented’ 65 million people displaced by war and persecution in 2015 – UN

Myanmar must address ‘serious’ human rights violations against minorities – UN rights chief

UN emergency fund allocates $15 million to support people fleeing Fallujah

On first anniversary of Mali peace accord, Ban welcomes President's commitment to peace


19 June 2016

On World Day, Ban declares era of impunity 'over' for sexual violence in war