Headlines at a glance


17 May 2015

In talks with Southeast Asian leaders, top UN officials stress need to protect migrants stranded at sea

As International Telecommunication Union turns 150, Ban hails ‘resilience’ of oldest UN agency


16 May 2015

‘Make the choice of service,’ UN chief tells Georgetown graduates

Security Council welcomes Central African Republic national forum, urges implementation of peace pact


15 May 2015

Ban deplores Israel's advancement of settlement activities in occupied Palestinian territories

Ban hails Mali peace agreement as ‘important step’ towards stability

In wake of deadly shoe factory fire in Manila, UN urges global action to make workplaces safe

Libya: UN mission urges end to abduction of civilians, warns of criminal liability for such acts

UN rights chief urges Southeast Asia States to protect migrants stranded at sea

‘Emergency relief is never enough,’ says Ban, urging UN to help Nepal build back better

UN chief applauds resumption of ‘full-fledged’ talks on Cyprus

As humanitarian pause holds in Yemen, UN aid airlift arrives with critical supplies

Amid ‘extremely tense situation’ in Burundi, UN rights chief warns against reprisals in wake of failed coup

On International Day of Families, Ban spotlights need for gender equality, children's rights


14 May 2015

Haiti: senior UN official says cholera outbreak needs ‘urgent attention’

In Geneva, UN envoy on Syria meets with officials from the Russian Federation and United Kingdom

‘Untold suffering’ of South Sudanese people must end, UN envoy tells Security Council

UNESCO chief urges international action as fighting threatens Syria’s iconic Palmyra archaeological site

Ban kicks off meeting to boost commitment to ‘Every Woman, Every Child’ initiative

UN-facilitated accord leads to release of some 350 children in Central African Republic

Ban urges borders and ports be kept open to thousands stranded at sea in Southeast Asia

Burundi: UN chief urges restraint, condemns all attempts to oust elected governments by military force

UN ‘Free & Equal’ campaign launches video spotlighting LGBT diversity, fight against homophobia

At Security Council, UN officials warn against 'waning' global attention to plight of civilians in Iraq

UN refugee chief visits Kenya and Somalia to discuss future of Dadaab camp

Yemen: UN chief hails important humanitarian pause as critical aid reaches civilians

South Sudan: UN ramps up airlifts to reach conflict-hit farmers ahead of planting season

UN mission in Afghanistan condemns killing of 17 civilians by Taliban

New UN report calls for economic inclusivity to drive growth in Asia-Pacific region


13 May 2015

Rebel group responsible for ‘grave violations’ in DR Congo massacres, says UN report

UN welcomes European Union proposals for ‘visionary’ migration reforms

Ban condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist act in Pakistan on Shia Muslim community

Senior UN official tells Forest Forum how it can contribute to sustainable development

UN voices alarm over ‘pushbacks’ of boats carrying migrants in Southeast Asia

New UN report shows mixed results for reaching MDG health targets by end of 2015

Burundi: UN chief urges calm amid country's political crisis

Arms Trade Treaty vital to halting flow of ‘portable, casual instruments of death’, Security Council told

Nepal’s emergency preparedness saved lives in earthquake aftermath – UN health agency

Yemen: UN welcomes ceasefire as ‘lifesaving’ humanitarian relief begins to arrive