Headlines at a glance


24 February 2017

UNESCO meeting lays groundwork for reviving, protecting Iraq’s cultural heritage

Secretary-General asks Member States to express intention on financing UN plan to tackle cholera in Haiti

UN envoy and Church leaders in DR Congo condemn attacks against Catholic facilities

Donors pledge $670 million at UN-backed conference to support aid operations in Lake Chad region

UN reports more than 300 migrant deaths on Mediterranean crossing in first two months of 2017

At global UN consultation, health leaders underline need for action on migrant health

UN rights experts urge action to curb 'invisible threat' of toxic air


23 February 2017

Perpetrators of recent terrorist attack in Iraq must be held accountable – UN Security Council

Next gen, 'lightning' fast global communication network on track for 2020 entry – UN agency

Central African Republic: Senior UN relief official urges access to civilians in north-eastern provinces

UN chief urges Syrians at Geneva negotiations to seek political solution; Envoy to meet parties on workplan

Millions in Lake Chad suffering ‘at no fault of their own’ need world’s support, urges UN aid chief

UN health agency reports depression now ‘leading cause of disability worldwide’

‘Turn the tide on plastic’ urges UN, as microplastics in the seas now outnumber stars in our galaxy

Security Council extends mandate of UN Guinea-Bissau peacebuilding office through 2018

Yemen's health system another victim of the conflict – UN health agency


22 February 2017

Syria negotiations may not yield breakthrough, but momentum needs to be maintained – UN envoy

Central African Republic: Four UN peacekeepers wounded in ambush by armed group

OSCE seeks to defuse conflicts, combat radicalization and build trust, UN Security Council told

Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion – UN

Haiti: New grant to help UNICEF strengthen efforts to tackle cholera

Business-as-usual not an option with future global food security in jeopardy, cautions UN agency

Humanitarian agencies seek $1 billion to provide life-saving aid to millions in northeast Nigeria – UN


21 February 2017

Trial of Gaddafi regime a 'missed opportunity for justice' – UN human rights chief

Multilingual education is 'absolutely essential,' UNESCO chief says on Mother Language Day

At Security Council, UN chief Guterres highlights global significance of a peaceful Europe

UN refugee agency focuses on sheltering displaced as Iraqi offensive moves to west Mosul

'Time running out' for 1.4 million children in 'man-made' crises in Africa, Yemen – UNICEF

Yemen's brutal two-year conflict forcing displaced to return home amid persisting risks – UN

'Time lost means lives lost,' warns UN aid chief, releasing funds to tackle drought in Ethiopia

'We cannot give up the fight' to end child recruitment, says UNICEF chief


20 February 2017

UN Security Council condemns latest terrorist attack in Mogadishu

DR Congo: UN rights chief calls on Government to halt violence by security forces

UN honours 'outstanding diplomat,' Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, who passed away at 64

'Historic' day as last FARC-EP members gather to turn in arms – UN mission in Colombia

Critical food aid shortages hit Africa's refugees hard, UN warns

Amid global paradox, solutions that unify economic and social progress needed – UN labour chief

Famine declared in region of South Sudan – UN