Headlines at a glance


21 June 2016

Ban condemns terrorist attack against Jordanian guard post at Syrian border

South Sudan: Special investigation into Malakal violence completed, says UN

‘Searchlight of international scrutiny’ must focus on crimes of sexual violence in conflict – UN deputy chief

As UN takes stock of landmark resolution on weapons proliferation, Ban urges greater prevention efforts

Progress on economy, improving security is imperative for Afghanistan, UN envoy reports

UN humanitarian wing and partners respond to unprecedented suffering in 2015

Niger: UNICEF reports more than 240,000 uprooted from homes in Diffa region

‘Credibility of international community at risk’ as Syria war grinds on – senior UN officials

Despite positive talks, delays over peace roadmap ‘needlessly extending Yemen’s agony’– UN envoy

ICC sentences former Congolese vice-president Bemba to 18 years in prison for war crimes

‘Permission-based’ public life regime has nearly paralyzed civic freedoms in Belarus – UN expert

UN agencies warn of alleged rights violations, funding shortfall in embattled Fallujah

Bahrain: UN rights office concerned at crackdown on human rights and political opposition groups

More than half of Yemen’s population now food insecure – UN

On International Yoga Day, Ban spotlights importance of healthy living in realizing Global Goals


20 June 2016

Thailand: Ban reaffirms UN’s readiness to support country’s return to democracy

UN expert sees very little change in efforts to protect right to life, end impunity in Mexico

Central African Republic: UN humanitarian coordinator ‘outraged’ at attacks on aid vehicles

UN strongly condemns series of attacks in Afghanistan

Ban underlines progress towards strengthening responses to global health crises

‘Unprecedented’ 65 million people displaced by war and persecution in 2015 – UN

Myanmar must address ‘serious’ human rights violations against minorities – UN rights chief

UN emergency fund allocates $15 million to support people fleeing Fallujah

On first anniversary of Mali peace accord, Ban welcomes President's commitment to peace


19 June 2016

On World Day, Ban declares era of impunity 'over' for sexual violence in war


18 June 2016

Visiting Greek island, Ban says refugees' nightmare 'not over,' urging humane approach across Europe

In Greece, UN chief urges global responsibility-sharing for welfare of displaced


17 June 2016

Feature: From Lesvos to Berlin – a photographer’s journey reveals the people behind the numbers

Condemning Orlando attack, senior UN Advisor gravely concerned by homophobia and islamophobia that followed

Burundi: On second visit to country, UN human rights experts call for concrete steps to end crisis

State-owned enterprises must be ‘role model’ in respecting human rights – UN report

New Zika response strategy to focus on preventing, managing medical complications – UN health agency

Much-needed aid reached some 87,500 people in Syria’s besieged cities, UN reports

Central African Republic: UN mission strongly condemns escalation of violence in country’s west

With 18 million doses exhausted, global stockpile of yellow fever vaccine running low

On Day to Combat Desertification, UN calls for action to restore land resources