Headlines at a glance


20 July 2014

UN condemns attack in South Sudan, calls for political negotiations to resume

UN chief strongly condemns systematic persecution of minorities in northern Iraq

Security Council holds emergency meeting on Gaza; Ban meets with Abbas in Qatar

At conference, UNAIDS chief calls for end to 'hypocrisy' in fighting HIV/AIDS


18 July 2014

Middle East: As fighting worsens, UN chief heads to region to help broker solution

Libya: UN mission condemns assassination of former parliament member

General Assembly re-elects Joan Clos as head of UN Human Settlements Programme

UN, European officials concerned at deliberate attacks on civilians in Central African Republic

Honouring Nelson Mandela’s legacy, UN pledges acts of kindness and goodwill

Downing of Malaysian jet highlights urgency of resolving Ukraine crisis – UN official

UN rights office urges probe into clashes between security forces, protesters in Cambodia

UN reports serious human rights violations, potential war crimes in Iraq


17 July 2014

Ban, Security Council condemn recent DPR Korea missile launches

UN: Can you spare 67 minutes to take action on Nelson Mandela Day?

Ban expresses condolences after crash of Malaysia Airlines flight in Ukraine

UN chief, special envoys pledge to ‘spare no effort’ to end Syria bloodshed

FEATURE: Haiti witnesses declining cholera rates, significant gains in development

Ban appoints Algerian diplomat Said Djinnit as envoy for Great Lakes region

UN officials urge greater investment to boost Africa’s development prospects

UN mission welcomes start of audit of Afghan presidential run-off election

On criminal justice day, UN urges ratification of treaty setting up International Criminal Court

Recent turmoil in Libya could escalate quickly, threaten fledgling transition – UN envoy

UN labour agency declares world of work essential to greening the economy

New UN food safety standards include cap on levels of lead in infant formula

There can be no military solution, Ban says as Israel launches ground offensive against Gaza


16 July 2014

Central African Republic: Security Council briefed on roll-out of UN peacekeeping mission

UN relief chief warns of looming disaster amid linked crises in Sudan and South Sudan

Israel agrees to ‘humanitarian pause’ in war-torn Gaza Strip, UN envoy confirms

As violence flares, UN rights expert urges Cambodia to lift protest ban

Easing plight of child migrants fleeing Central America requires ‘compassionate solutions’ – Ban

In Dominican Republic, Ban hails collective effort to bolster human rights, development, peace

AIDS deaths fall, but millions unaware of HIV-positive status, warns UN report

UN rights chief warns of ‘disturbing lack of transparency’ for digital mass surveillance