Headlines at a glance


29 November 2016

INTERVIEW: ‘Cling to every little sign of hope’ – outgoing head of UN Mission in South Sudan

Nicaragua’s ‘Dry Corridor’ to benefit from UN-backed sustainable agriculture project

Ghana: Ban urges President, opposition leader to defuse tensions ahead of upcoming elections

Formation of Houthi government ‘complicates search for peaceful solution’ to Yemen crisis – UN envoy

Bulgaria: UN concerned at calls for expulsions following tensions at overcrowded reception centre

Fleeing violence in Horn of Africa, asylum-seekers find little safety in Yemen – UN refugee agency

UN health agency issues new guidelines on HIV self-testing

With Burundi at ‘dangerous junction,’ UN experts call on Government to protect citizens against violence

Myanmar: UN rights chief warns of ‘spiral of violence’ in Rakhine state

Amid battle for Mosul, ISIL forcing civilians ‘squarely in harm’s way,’ UN rights wing warns

‘Urgent steps’ needed to revive two-state solution, Ban says on Day of Solidarity with Palestinian people

Syria: Amid ‘chilling’ situation in Aleppo, 16,000 flee intense fighting, UN aid chief warns

Ban voices deep concerns over renewed violence in the Central African Republic

UN launches new strategy to minimize environmental footprint of its peace operations


28 November 2016

‘Hang on to every little glimmer of hope,’ says UN envoy for South Sudan

Central African Republic: Half the population needs humanitarian support, says UN

UN committee on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage opens session in Ethiopia

‘Massive efforts’ under way in flood-hit northern DPRK require additional support – UN

UN agencies scaling up emergency health services as Mosul is made accessible

Refugees in Chad facing continued food insecurity, joint UN agency assessment reveals

With 500,000 children living under siege in Syria, UNICEF calls for humanitarian access


27 November 2016

Participants endorse 'Ashgabat Statement' as first-ever UN conference on sustainable transport ends


26 November 2016

'The answer to global transportation challenges is not less transport – it is sustainable transport' – UN chief

As Cuba mourns passing of former President Fidel Castro, Ban offers condolences, UN support


25 November 2016

Central African Republic: UN envoy calls for protecting civilians as scores killed in ethnic violence

UN, global community back efforts of Somalia’s electoral bodies to ensure credible, legitimate polls

Violence against women ‘serious obstacle’ to sustainable development, Ban says on World Day

DR Congo: UN envoy calls on political stakeholders to show flexibility to aid election process

UN conference to address way forward on global sustainable transport challenges

More than 729,000 Haitians vaccinated against cholera in UN-supported campaign

DPR Korea: With victims’ suffering ‘enormous,’ urgent solution needed –UN rights expert

Fundamentalism and populism pose deepening threat to women human rights defenders, UN experts warn

UN refugee agency steps up support as winter bites for displaced in Iraq and Syria