Headlines at a glance


29 July 2015

Bahrain: UN chief condemns bomb attack in southern village

Security Council fails to adopt proposal to create tribunal on crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17

Ban condemns Israel’s approval of new settlement construction in West Bank

UN mission in Cyprus renewed for six months by Security Council

Economic ‘slowdown’ predicted for Latin America and Caribbean in 2015 – UN regional forum

UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries

Orangutans face extinction on Borneo where deforestation is ‘simply unsustainable’ – UN

Security Council approves one year renewal of UN Assistance Mission in Iraq

At Security Council, Ban and UN special envoy outline ‘way forward’ on political solution for war-torn Syria

New UN-backed plan sets disaster resilience standards for hotels in Asia and Pacific


28 July 2015

Security Council authorizes ongoing African Union deployment in Somalia, extends UN assistance mission

UN agencies and partners warn of ‘acute shortage’ of meningitis vaccines

Syria’s grim statistics ‘speak for themselves,’ reflect need for political settlement, Security Council told

Violent attacks reported against civilians fleeing ISIL-controlled areas of Iraq – UN human rights office

Durable ceasefire needed as ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ leaves millions suffering in Yemen – UN relief chief

Middle East’s largest camp turns three as Syrian refugees in region top four million – UN agency

UN human rights officials seriously concerned by verdicts in trial of former members of Qadhafi regime

Security Council condemns Boko Haram violence, backs regional efforts to counter ongoing attacks

Dominican Republic: UN experts warn against deportations, racial profiling of people of Haitian descent

'Prevent hepatitis; Act now,' declares UN on World Day targeting hepatitis B and C

At 70, UN remains 'real' to the lives of people worldwide, UN information chief says in Washington, D.C.


27 July 2015

‘Paralyzing’ funding gap forces shutdown of 80 per cent of frontline health services in war-torn Iraq – UN

UN chief condemns deadly Al Shabaab attack against hotel in Mogadishu

UN mission finds overall environment in Burundi ‘not conducive’ to credible election process

Ban welcomes UN Assembly’s endorsement of action plan on post-2015 development financing

Parties continue to make progress towards ‘shared vision’ of united Cyprus, UN envoy says

Top UN relief official in Yemen warns of conflict’s ‘catastrophic’ consequences; urges humanitarian access

Nepal: children still at risk three months after devastating quake, UNICEF warns


26 July 2015

Top UN official in Somalia condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Mogadishu

Yemen: UN chief welcomes Saudi-led coalition's announcement of humanitarian truce

Funding crisis may force UN agency to delay start of school year for half a million students in Middle East


25 July 2015

'Senseless cycle of violence' in South Sudan must end – UN humanitarian chief