Headlines at a glance


24 June 2015

Senior UN official travels to Guinea Bissau after new Ebola cases reported in bordering Guinea

At Security Council, UN political chief warns of precarious situation in Middle East

Yemen: UN envoy optimistic for humanitarian truce amid 'constructive political engagement'

UN deputy chief asks stakeholders to consider assessed contribution for peacebuilding

New UN report finds drop in global foreign direct investment in 2014

UN Somalia envoy condemns latest terrorist attack in Mogadishu

Thousands of civilians fleeing ‘rule of fear’ in Eritrea, say UN experts, warning of gross rights abuses

South Sudan children at risk from cholera outbreak, warns UNICEF

Nepal: two months on, UN agency shifts post-quake focus from emergency response to recovery


23 June 2015

Sustainable soil management key to curbing climate change and ensuring food security – UN agency

UN Libya envoy meets with armed groups in support of political agreement

Iraq: UN health agency seeks $60 million to keep critical health centres open in conflict areas

Ban hails creation of International Day against Sexual Violence in Conflict

UN deputy chief urges ramped-up support for global peacebuilding efforts

With all parties now signed onto Mali peace accord, world must back implementation – UN envoy

First-ever comprehensive online system to counter narcotics launches in Afghanistan

At least 3,000 suspected Dengue fever cases reported in Yemen – UN health agency

Nepal: senior UN development official pledges support ahead of post-quake reconstruction conference

UN rights expert deplores ‘profound failure of diplomacy’ as Syria conflict escalates

On International Day, UN reminds world of invisible plight of millions of widows and their children

Europe must uphold values of human rights, democracy, UN chief says in Strasbourg visit

In pivotal year, public servants must rise to the moment – UN chief

New UN office opens in Seoul to monitor human rights issues in DPR Korea

Millions of children will fall behind unless new UN development goals focus on most in need – UNICEF


22 June 2015

General Assembly awards first-ever UN Nelson Mandela Prize to nationals of Namibia and Portugal

If current trends hold, childhood obesity will hit 70 million by 2025, warns UN health agency

South Sudan: UN mission reports five people injured in shooting at Juba marketplace

Central African Republic: Ban appoints panel to investigate UN response to sexual abuse allegations

Security Council has ‘obligation to act now’ to protect civilians from ISIL – UN rights expert

In the face of growing insecurity, Afghanistan still needs support, Security Council told

UN report cites possible war crimes by both Israel and Palestinian groups in 2014 Gaza conflict

In Europe, UN chief praises Luxemburg’s commitment on development issues

Nepal: in earthquakes' wake, UNICEF speeds up response to prevent child trafficking


21 June 2015

As Burundi elections draw near, Ban sends Special Envoy in support of regional efforts

Afghanistan: UNAMA condemns killing of 16 civilians by improvised explosive device

Celebrating first International Day, UN says Yoga can boost public health and promote peaceful relations


20 June 2015

Mali: Ban welcomes signing of peace agreement by remaining parties

On World Refugee Day, UN chief appeals for hearts to be open to refugees everywhere