Headlines at a glance


16 May 2017

UNESCO urges investigation into murder of award-winning Mexican journalist

Anaemic economic growth in some regions hampers progress on Global Goals, UN report finds

In first official visit to Mali, new peacekeeping chief praises Government’s support for UN mission

One in four children in North Africa, Middle East live in poverty – UNICEF study

UN envoy warns against Kosovo and Serbia trading ‘ethno-nationalist’ barbs

With barely enough money for food, conflict-displaced Ukrainians struggling to survive – UN

Soaring temperatures pose new threat to Mosul’s displaced – UN migration agency

Conflict-related child deaths hit new high in Afghanistan, UN warns

Deaths of 1.2M adolescents mostly preventable with improved health services – UN agency

Spreading violence in Central African Republic sets off 'loud alarm bells' – UN human rights chief

Amid hunger strike, UN expert urges Israel to comply with international law on detention

UN aids Yemenis in embattled Mokha; warns of cholera’s spread amid crippled health systems


15 May 2017

UN health agency deploying technical experts to site of Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Sexual violence in conflict ‘legitimate threat’ to peace and security – UN deputy chief

UN condemns DPR Korea’s ballistic missile launch

Annual UN Asia-Pacific policy forum session spotlights poverty eradication, sustainable energy

Amid ‘dramatic’ climate changes, UN launches plan to step-up polar weather and sea-ice monitoring

Ongoing forest destruction has put Asia-Pacific at risk of missing global development targets – UN agency

South Sudan: UN, partners seek $1.4 billion for 'world's fastest growing refugee crisis'


14 May 2017

UN chief 'outraged' by latest attacks in CAR, warns they could be war crimes

At China's Belt and Road Forum, UN chief Guterres stresses shared development goals


13 May 2017

Armed group attacks civilians, UN in Central African Republic overnight; peacekeeper killed


12 May 2017

Time now to maximize on the opportunities offered in Haiti, highlights head of UN advisory group

ESCAP: 70 years of UN efforts to advance socio-economic development in Asia and the Pacific

Central African Republic: UN honours fallen ‘blue helmets’

UN informed of Ebola virus outbreak in northern DR Congo

Iraq: UN refugee agency opens twelfth camp as displacement escalates in west Mosul

UK’s Mark Lowcock appointed to head up UN relief wing

Guinea Bissau: Security Council ‘ready to act’ if political crisis worsens

DR Congo: UN agency appeals for support as ‘steady stream’ of refugees crosses into Angola

UN report assesses ‘huge benefits’ and challenges of green energy revolution

Amid widening needs for displaced Somalis, UN refugee agency revises funding appeal

UN rights office urges protection for Salvadoran LGBTI community

Attack on Yemeni city could overwhelm humanitarian capacity, warns UN migration agency

UN agricultural agency links food security and climate change in new guidelines