Headlines at a glance


19 January 2017

UN rights expert welcomes US decision to lift most unilateral sanctions on Sudan

At Davos forum, UN chief Guterres calls businesses ‘best allies’ to curb climate change, poverty

Processed foods drive surge in obesity rates in Latin America and Caribbean – UN-backed report

Gambia: Security Council backs regional efforts to ensure peaceful transfer of power to Barrow

Syria: Ceasefire a ‘disappointment’ for aid access; UN envoy invited to Astana talks

UN rights expert urges Saudi Arabia to use economic plan to bolster women’s rights

UN agency eyes recycling wastewater for large-scale farming

Turkey: UNICEF cites risk of 'lost generation' of Syrian children despite enrolment increase

UN agencies, partners launch new plan to address plight of refugees and migrants in Europe


18 January 2017

At Security Council, top UN political official outlines status of resolution on Iran’s nuclear programme

Top UN humanitarian official in Syria allocates $19 million for emergency response in Aleppo

Three months after Hurricane Matthew, 1.5 million Haitians face hunger – UN agencies report

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded – UN weather agency

Mali: UN condemns suicide bombing of Gao military camp as ‘direct attack’ on peace process

UN forum wraps up in South Africa with a call for better data to improve people’s lives

Following Chelsea Manning’s commutation, UN expert urges pardons for other whistleblowers

Amid outpour of sympathy, UN emergency responders aid bombed Nigerian camp

Yemen: Ongoing humanitarian crisis adding to migrants woes, says UN migration agency


17 January 2017

Donor 'consortium' needed to bolster Haiti's long-term recovery and eradicate cholera, UN adviser says

At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps

At Security Council, senior UN envoy cautions against 'unilateral' action in Middle East

Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand – UN report

Syria: Heavy fighting forces UN food relief agency to suspend airdrops in Deir ez-Zor

One journalist killed every four days in 2016, UN agency finds

Ethiopia: UN-backed humanitarian appeal launched, seeking $948 million in 2017

Bullies target physical appearance, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation – UN reports

Diversity ‘is richness, not a threat,’ UN chief Guterres tells forum on combatting anti-Muslim discrimination

Somalia: Only early action will avert another catastrophe, says senior UN relief official


16 January 2017

UN agency envoy Forest Whitaker honoured for work in peacebuilding, conflict-resolution

UN envoy in Yemen meeting with President, senior officials to push for greater aid access

Ongoing violations of child rights highlighted as UN monitoring body opens annual session

UN refugee agency lauds Europe's rescue efforts in Mediterranean amid 'tragic start' to New Year

New UN manual aims to address management of violent extremists in prison settings

UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems

Killings, rapes in South Sudan continued 'unabated' after July 2016 violence, UN reports

'We must not let 2017 repeat tragedies of 2016 for Syria' – top UN aid officials


15 January 2017

UN Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development

UN mission in South Sudan confirms discussions on regional protection force continuing