Headlines at a glance


22 April 2016

Ban welcomes South Sudan Government’s decision to accept proposal on return of Riek Machar

Syria peace talks to continue ‘as planned’ into next week – UN envoy

Yemen stands ‘closer than ever to peace,’ says UN envoy, as talks continue in Kuwait

Burundi: one year into political crisis, UN agency warns thousands of people still fleeing country

Right to adequate housing in India a matter of ‘urgency’ – UN expert

Baghdad suicide bombing an act of ‘unparalleled criminality’– UN envoy

Somalia: Security Council ‘gravely concerned’ over fragile security situation

Ecuador: Government and UN launch emergency appeal to kick-start post-quake assistance

‘Today is an historic day,’ says Ban, as 175 countries sign Paris climate accord

Thailand: UN human rights chief concerned over growing military role in Government

Two thirds of unimmunized children live in conflict-affected countries – UNICEF

INTERVIEW: Ahead of Baku Forum, UN official spotlights ‘soft power’ approaches to counter violent extremism

‘We are in a race against time,’ says Ban, as leaders sign landmark Paris climate accord


21 April 2016

As UN concludes session on world drug problem, States reaffirm need to tackle the complex issue

‘Make peace your choice’ urges UN envoy, as Yemen talks begin in Kuwait

UN says Paris Agreement on climate change must aim for long-term environmental stability

At UN, Forest Whitaker calls on leaders to ensure benefits of global goals ‘touch everyone’

UN and World Bank chiefs announce members of joint high-level panel on water

Immunization 'game-changers' should be the norm worldwide, says UN health agency

Hundreds evacuated from four besieged areas in Syria – UN mediator

UN urges action on sustainable development to create pathways for global 'transformation'

Libya: UN envoy calls for safe evacuation of civilians caught up in Benghazi fighting

UN guidelines and new technologies boost efforts to help curb 'ghost fishing'

Ecuador earthquake: UN relief chief calls for more support to vulnerable communities

Nepal: one year after earthquake, UN food relief agency focuses on most vulnerable


20 April 2016

With Global Goals agreed, UN focuses on what it will take to achieve sustainability targets by 2030

Ecuador: top UN relief official stresses ‘solidarity’ as earthquake recovery efforts continue

Fiji: humanitarian work ‘far from over’ two months after storm, UN reports

‘Bold and decisive’ action needed for Africa’s future, UN deputy chief tells Member States

UN refugee agency says up to 500 lives lost after boat sinks in Mediterranean

Ban hails rule of law as ‘foundation of progress’ as ‘World Court’ marks 70th anniversary

UN health agency launches global strategy to end leprosy

Egypt: Ban calls for fair trial standards in judicial proceedings against rights defenders

FEATURE: As UN 'World Court' turns 70, long-time registrar sees evolution of body's work

Ban strongly condemns violent demonstrations in northern Mali


19 April 2016

INTERVIEW: Even as some ‘guns go silent’ in Syria, access to besieged areas is limited, says UN aid official

Deadly quakes in Japan and Ecuador spotlight need for rigorous structural safety standards – UN

Ban heralds opening of permanent home for ICC as ‘milestone’ in global effort to uphold rule of law

‘Yemeni people deserve no less,’ says Ban, urging start of peace talks

Mali: UN mission renews call for calm after two demonstrators killed in Kidal

Somalia: UN envoy welcomes progress in preparations for elections in 2016

World drug problem: UN adopts new framework for policies to ‘put people first’

South Sudan: UN refugee agency warns of worsening civilian situation

UN agency welcomes Jordan's measures to improve Syrian refugees' access to jobs

Ecuador: UN food convoy heads to quake-ravaged areas

UN rights chief welcomes release of 83 prisoners in Myanmar

Afghanistan: UN condemns Taliban attack in Kabul


18 April 2016

UN envoy announces delay in Yemen peace talks

Syria: UN envoy to 'take stock' of peace talks by week's end

Addressing sexual violence central to Mali peace process, UN envoy says

Central Africa Republic: UN condemns killing of Moroccan peacekeeper

FEATURE: Ahead of Paris Agreement signing, cyclone-hit Fiji champions climate change action

Colombia: UN office expands alternative development strategy to eliminate illicit crops

Torture and illegal detention on the rise in Burundi – UN rights chief

Two-state solution in Middle East 'tragically more distant' than ever, Ban tells Security Council

UN urges ‘tangible actions’ from world leaders to finance sustainable development for all

UN food relief agency to assist one million Haitians hit by three-year drought

Afghanistan: children increasingly struggle to access health care and education, UN reports

Following earthquake in Japan, UN stands ready to provide assistance

UN supporting authorities in Ecuador following strongest earthquake in decades