Headlines at a glance

18 November 2015

Ensuring 15,000 survivors have support they need is ‘my priority number one’ – UN envoy on Ebola

Ban phones France’s Hollande to offer condolences in wake of terrorist attacks

New UN report cites huge positive policy potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Ban appeals for more information on Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

Nigeria: Ban condemns deadly terrorist attack; urges fight be grounded in international law

Sri Lanka must fulfil the rights of families of the disappeared – UN rights experts

General Assembly elects Filippo Grandi as next UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Yemen: UN warns humanitarian situation has deteriorated 'drastically' as conflict claims 5,700 lives

Special UN event stresses key role of water management in tackling challenges of climate change

Ethiopia: crucial funding helps UN agency avoid cutbacks in food aid to drought-affected people

Children risk bearing brunt of escalating violence in Burundi, says UNICEF

17 November 2015

Myanmar: Ban phones election victor, pledging continued UN support for democratic reform

Biodegradable plastics are not the answer to reducing marine litter, says UN

Governments, tech companies commit to protecting children from online sexual exploitation – UNICEF

Cambodia: Ban calls arrest warrant for opposition leader ‘worrisome development’

UN-backed conference adopts measures to tackle threats to migratory waterbirds

UN calls on countries to protect health from impacts of climate change

Drought in Botswana is learning opportunity to achieve water security – UN rights expert

UN expert denounces Paris attacks as ‘crime against humanity, crime against culture’

In shadow of Beirut and Paris terror attacks, UN Security Council discusses root causes of conflict

Somalia: senior UN official calls for global support to improve human rights situation

Access to higher education doesn’t always lead to lower unemployment – UN labour agency

Central African Republic: UN relief coordinator strongly condemns attacks on sites for internally displaced

Refugees should not be turned into scapegoats following Paris attacks, says UN agency

16 November 2015

‘No turning back in Myanmar,’ says UN human rights expert in wake of historic elections

Israeli punitive demolitions of Palestinian homes violates international law – senior UN relief official

Widespread misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance threatens public health – UN health agency

'Tolerance must be taught, nurtured and defended,' says Ban on International Day

Warring factions in Libya show little regard for civilian life, says UN, reporting 'gross' rights abuses

Major spike in number of refugee and migrant children on the move in Europe – UNICEF

'Status quo simply cannot continue in Syria' – UN humanitarian chief

El Niño on track to be among worst ever, but world better prepared for fallout – UN

Ethiopia: UN warns of deepening food insecurity, allocates emergency funds to tackle severe drought

15 November 2015

Despite improvements in road safety, world still facing 'shocking' fatality figures - Ban

At G20 Summit, Ban says response to terrorism 'needs to be robust, always within rule of law'

14 November 2015

Ban arrives in Turkey ahead of G20 Summit, meets with Turkish President

UN Internet Governance Forum closes, highlights linkages with sustainable development

'Rare moment of diplomatic opportunity to end conflict in Syria,' says Ban as talks in Vienna reconvened