Headlines at a glance


9 April 2015

Malaysia’s anti-terror and sedition laws ‘curtail’ human rights, warns UN rights chief

Civil society has ‘important role’ in building sustainable future, says UN General Assembly President

Mali parties must seize ‘historic opportunity’ to resolve crisis – UN peacekeeping chief

Nigeria: UN launches appeal for refugees as Boko Haram violence continues

UN chief urges 'concerted action to save lives, restore measure of humanity' in besieged Yarmouk camp

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Bangladeshi blogger

UN bodies present projects showing how ‘Big Data’ can save lives, fight hunger

Women have ‘very important role’ in Libyan peace process, says UN envoy

Thwarting threat of disease, UN launches animal vaccination campaign along Syria-Lebanon border

Despite major gains, world's education goals far from achieved – UNESCO

DOHA: UN forum to discuss link between crime prevention and sustainable development

Civilians in Yemen 'willfully abandoned to misery,' says Ban, urging immediate political solution to crisis

High-level UN forum seeks answers to questions on how to make sustainable development reality


8 April 2015

UN calls for $111 million to address urgent humanitarian priorities in DPR Korea

‘Education is your right’ says UN agency official at opening of school for displaced Iraqis

UN renews call for end to fighting inside Yarmouk camp, urges opening of humanitarian corridor

UN agency kicks off registry of vetted medical emergency teams, drawing lessons from past crises

At thematic debate, UN chief urges efficient private sector funding for post-2015 development

As chaos deepens in Yemen, UN expert warns of ‘worst case scenario’ displacement

UN expert urges political action to promote Roma human rights, combat discrimination


7 April 2015

New arrivals at UN camp add to largest number of displaced in South Sudan since conflict began

Yemen: UN relief agencies rush assessment teams, supplies to crisis-torn country

African Union-UN mission condemns bombings in central Darfur

Cyprus: UN special envoy sees ‘no obstacle’ to early resumption of talks

UN relief wing spotlights deteriorating health situation for conflict-affected Ukrainians

Security Council condemns Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria, Chad

Geothermal energy can help developing countries boost food security, says UN agency report

Reflecting on Rwanda, Ban urges courage ‘to counter the cruelty taking place before our eyes’

UN stresses importance of food safety – from farm to plate – on World Health Day


6 April 2015

Trapped civilians ‘more desperate than ever’ amid fighting in Yarmouk camp, warns UN agency chief

Civilian casualties, humanitarian concerns mounting as Yemen fighting continues - UN

Senior UN official calls for disarmament push amid uptick in global tensions

On International Day, UN underlines role of sport in promoting development, peace


5 April 2015

UN agency demands end to Yarmouk fighting, calls for protection of civilians