Headlines at a glance


9 February 2016

UN agency provides food to Syrians fleeing Aleppo fighting

Zika: UN agriculture agency provides expertise to help curb spread of virus

Ban welcomes proposal for first binding limits on airlines' carbon emissions

UN officials call for strengthened global partnerships to combat human trafficking

World Humanitarian Summit must be 'turning point' in cooperation to tackle crises – UN chief

'Unity and action' needed to counter expanding threat from ISIL, Security Council told

Security Council boosts number of corrections officers for UN mission in Central African Republic

After 30 years of conflict, Sri Lanka still in 'early stages of renewal' – UN rights chief

'Dismal' human rights situation in Belarus unchanged after election, UN expert warns

Haiti: UN agency says weather and drought to blame as food insecurity doubles


8 February 2016

Unprecedented food crisis looms over strife-torn South Sudan, UN agencies warn

Syria: UN relief chief calls on Government to halt attacks displacing 30,000 civilians

Special UN event mobilizes action towards ending female genital mutilation within 15 years

Seasoned official appointed to coordinate UN efforts to curb sexual abuse by peacekeepers

Ban condemns arson attack on West Bank synagogue, urges respect for sanctity of all holy sites

This must be 'year of traction' to propel 2030 development Agenda, says UN chief

In Somalia, food security and malnutrition situation is 'alarming' – UN report

All sides in Syria killing thousands of detainees in crimes against humanity, UN reports


7 February 2016

Haiti: Ban welcomes agreement reached towards 'swift' conclusion of ongoing electoral cycle

Condemning DPR Korea's missile launch, Security Council to pursue 'significant measures' in response

UN chief calls on DPR Korea to halt 'provocative actions' following missile launch


6 February 2016

Ban honours memory of Holocaust victims at New York synagogue


5 February 2016

Migration and multilateralism will be hallmarks of 2016, says senior UN official

UN agencies mobilize to support Government response after Benin confirms cases of Lassa fever

Upholding women’s human rights essential to Zika response – UN rights chief

‘Violence must stop now,’ says UN expert as fresh fighting displaces thousands in North Darfur

Senior UN officials urge elimination of ‘violent practice’ of female genital mutilation by 2030

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the UK, UN panel finds