Headlines at a glance


18 August 2016

'We have to be the hope' for people most in need, says top UN humanitarian official

New UN report lays bare widespread ISIL ‘atrocities’ committed against Yazidis in Iraq

Syria: Citing lack of action, UN envoy cuts short humanitarian taskforce meeting

UN rights experts urge Philippines to end wave of extrajudicial killings amid major drug crackdown

Long-term resettlement solutions needed for refugees on Manus Island – UNICEF Australia

UN reports reveal 'mixed' progress on efforts to end child refugee detention

UNESCO chief denounces killing of Iraqi journalist

Sudan: Ban 'disappointed' at failure to reach truce agreement


17 August 2016

Yemen: Ban again calls for end to hostilities as ground fighting, airstrikes escalate

UN health agency names Michael Bloomberg Global Ambassador on noncommunicable diseases

UN and Ugandan government cut food rations amid influx of South Sudanese refugees

Côte d’Ivoire: 10 years on, survivors of toxic waste dumping ‘remain in the dark,’ say UN rights experts

UN rights chief appeals to India and Pakistan for ‘full and unhindered’ access to Kashmir

Security Council strongly condemns killings in eastern DR Congo, calls for government probe

INTERVIEW: 'Climate change is really about the wellbeing of people'

South Sudan: UN chief launching special investigation into July hotel attack


16 August 2016

UN aid chief releases $50 million 'lifeline' in emergency funds for people in urgent need

UN health agency takes steps to help improve data on stillbirths, maternal and neonatal deaths

Yellow fever: UN coordinating effort to vaccinate 14 million people in two African countries

‘Surrender or starve’ strategy signals deeper agony ahead for civilians in Aleppo, UN panel warns

Bahrain authorities must end ‘systematic harassment’ of Shia population – UN rights experts

UN chief congratulates Zambia on peaceful elections

Yemen: Ban condemns reported coalition airstrike on rural hospital that leaves 11 dead


15 August 2016

UN in Iraq condemns reporter’s death, calls for journalists’ safety amid ‘growing pattern of threats’

UN condemns 'appalling' attack on civilians in eastern DR Congo

Central African Republic: After standoff, UN force detains 10 armed men, recovers weapons cache

‘Innovation divide’ persists; investment crucial to vibrant competitive economy, says UN agency

Teenage blogger trial ‘deeply worrying’ sign of Singapore’s attempts to curb free expression

UN combats spread of cattle disease in Europe through early-detection training

Ethiopia will need urgent global support in race to prepare for main planting season – UN

UN chief condemns attack on school in Yemen that killed at least 10 children