Headlines at a glance


18 March 2017

Ahead of International Day, UN and Smurfs team up to promote happiness and sustainable development


17 March 2017

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan for one year

UN forum in Paris to spotlight mobile learning for refugees and displaced persons

Toll on refugee and migrant children continues to mount one year after EU-Turkey deal – UNICEF

‘Constant surveillance’ needed to tackle resurgent outbreak of avian influenza – UN agency

In Europe, UN envoy urges political and financial support for Yemenis

More than 14,000 asylum-seekers relocated from Greece and Italy, says UN migration agency

Smarter use of natural resources can inject $2 trillion into global economy by 2050 – UN

EU-UN cash transfer plan for education aims to reach 230,000 refugee children in Turkey

South Sudan now world's fastest growing refugee crisis – UN refugee agency

UN Broadband Commission urges public-private partnerships to reach 'the unconnected'

'The clear objective of our time is parity' rooted in women's empowerment – UN chief Guterres


16 March 2017

UN announces interagency group to coordinate global fight against antimicrobial resistance

Guterres grateful for US support as largest UN contributor; will work with Member States on reform

Employers must address all aspects of gender-based violence in workplace – UN Women chief

Relief operations in western Mosul reaching ‘breaking point’ as civilians flee hunger, fighting – UN

Half of Central African Republic’s people need aid; Security Council discusses peace operations

UN appeals for nearly $170 million to aid pastoralists in northern Kenya

Somalia: UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign targets 450,000 people


15 March 2017

PHOTO FEATURE: UN Women’s Commission tackles parity and empowerment in changing workplace

UN reports slow women's political parity; launches latest 'Women in Politics' map

Peace in Syria an imperative ‘that cannot wait,’ UN chief Guterres says as war enters seventh year

At Security Council, UN officials urge governments to implement rules on prosecuting traffickers

Yemen ‘one of worst hunger crises in the world,’ UN-supported study finds