Headlines at a glance


18 July 2016

UN: Strong donor support for Lebanon positively impacts food, children and infrastructure

Senior UN relief official welcomes US and EU funding for emergency response in Lake Chad Basin

UN health agency urges speeding up efforts on noncommunicable diseases

New UN report links farming, forestry and improved food security

UN officials spotlight need to move from commitments to results on Global Goals

UN, international experts urge countries to apply 'Nelson Mandela Rules' in prisons

Increasing number of labour provisions in trade agreements don't hamper business: UN study

Bahrain: UN chief condemns dissolution of Al-Wefaq political party

Adolescents are dying of AIDS at an alarming rate, UN agency warns

Addressing AIDS conference in South Africa, Ban calls for scaling up global response

On Nelson Mandela Day, UN urges action that inspires change for a better world

On anniversary of Iran deal, UN calls for implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action


17 July 2016

In Kenya, Ban calls for broader partnerships, sustainable investments to drive global development

UN cultural agency inscribes 12 new sites on World Heritage List


16 July 2016

Yemen: UN envoy urges 'definitive decisions' as peace talks continue in Kuwait

Haiti: UN and partners express regret over failed deliberations on provisional governance

In Rwanda, Ban calls for concerted regional and international action in South Sudan

UN officials condemn attempt to overthrow Turkish Government

South Sudan: UN agency urges stability ahead of planting season to thwart food insecurity


15 July 2016

In Rwanda, Ban meets with African leaders on situation in South Sudan

Governments ‘largely responsible’ for ensuring youth engagement in political, economic and social life – UN report

Iraq: security reform, State control of armed groups priorities at ‘critical junction,’ UN envoy says

Some 1,400 stuck at Hungarian-Serbian border amid dire conditions, UN refugee agency warns

Majority oppose female genital mutilation in countries where practice persists – UN agency

UN rights chief warns at least 200,000 civilians surrounded; calls Syria ‘gigantic, devastated graveyard’

UNESCO adds four new sites to World Heritage List

France: UN condemns terrorist attack on crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice

On Youth Skills Day, Ban urges more investment to assist the 'working poor' and jobless

New UN study estimates 263 million children and youth now out of school

Ban is closely following 'with concern' developments in Turkey

Security Council expresses “deep concern” at political restrictions in the DR Congo


14 July 2016

Selecting the next UN Secretary-General: Informal briefings reopen

UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger

Yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated from India – UN health agency

New UN-backed survey reveals ‘alarming’ damage to high seas and marine ecosystems

UN report finds impunity for killings ‘remains rampant’ in Ukraine conflict

South Sudan: UN supply warehouse looted; non-critical staff ordered to relocate