Headlines at a glance


29 June 2015

'We the Peoples' exhibit of iconic artwork by Norman Rockwell set to open at UN Headquarters

Senior UN official urges global action to end years-long plight of 2.6 million Afghan refugees

ICC Prosecutor says determination to bring justice to people of Sudan remains ‘unshaken’

Extending mandate of UN mission in Mali, Security Council adds observers to monitor fresh ceasefire

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist bombing in Egypt

UNESCO unveils global campaign to counter deliberate destruction of cultural heritage

Yemen: Ban deplores attack on UN compound in Gulf country, calls for full investigation

INTERVIEW: Afghanistan must not be forgotten amid more pressing crises, warns UN envoy

UN envoy welcomes Bosnia-Herzegovina court ruling on sexual violence in conflict

Security Council extends UN-African Union operation in Darfur for another year

Syria: deputy UN relief chief urges political solution amid 'extremely challenging' humanitarian crisis

'Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,' UN General Assembly told

As Cyprus talks continue, UN envoy spotlights 'positive climate' of negotiations

UN agency for Palestine refugees announces staff reductions amid funding shortfall

New UNESCO report finds some $2.3 billion required to send children to school in war-torn countries

Libya talks 'very positive,' reports UN envoy, pointing towards preliminary political accord this week


28 June 2015

As World Heritage Committee opens session, UNESCO urges protection of sites targeted for destruction

Somalia: UN official commends election of speaker of regional assembly

'We have this week,' says UN envoy, urging Libyan parties to quickly reach political solution to end crisis

UN chief concerned over Burundi's insistence on holding elections despite prevailing political crisis


27 June 2015

At Stanford University, Ban says UN ready to build a better future for all

In wake of terrorist attacks, Ban expresses solidarity with people and governments of Kuwait and Tunisia


26 June 2015

Ban condemns killing of former Lesotho military commander

Somalia: UN condemns Al Shabaab attack against African Union mission base

In San Francisco, Ban celebrates 70th anniversary of UN Charter – 'compass' to a better world

In 2015, world must ‘realize great dream’ of sustainable development for all – UN Economic and Social Council chief

Syria: UN special envoy continues consultations on ways to end an escalating conflict

Ban welcomes US Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing right to same-sex marriage

On World Day, UN says efforts to combat illicit drugs must be linked to development

UN agency welcomes European Union measures on refugee arrivals, urges more action

Afghanistan: UN official expresses deep concern after report reveals children bear brunt of conflict

Perpetrators of ‘reprehensible’ terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia must be brought to justice - UN

Central African Republic’s transition needs international community’s support – UN expert

On International Day, UN chief urges concrete support for victims of torture

On UN Charter Day, Ban calls for 'deeper cooperation' amid growing global challenges

Ban appeals to Burundian authorities to consider postponing elections


25 June 2015

‘We are getting closer to a solution,’ says UN Libya envoy, opening latest round of talks on ending crisis

Colombia: UN chief concerned about uptick in fighting, urges continued peace talks

Senior UN official urges States to ensure inviolability of schools in times of conflict

Haiti: UN envoy urges that deportations do not result in statelessness of people born in Dominican Republic

Security Council welcomes ‘extraordinary’ efforts by UN to convene Yemen consultations

Security Council extends mandate of UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire

‘Business can be a global force for good,’ Bans says as General Assembly honours UN Global Compact

Aid efforts for Syrian refugees imperilled by ‘staggering’ $3 billion funding gap – UN

Massive damage to Nepal's healthcare services has put millions of quake survivors at risk, UN warns

Yemen: UN releases emergency funding for relief efforts in crisis-torn country

UN rights chief calls opening of office to monitor issues in DPR Korea a ‘breakthrough’

New UN study calls for major surge in AIDS treatment to avoid 'catastrophic' resurgence of HIV

Celebrating vital role of seafarers, UN officials encourage young people to consider life of 'real adventure'