Headlines at a glance


10 January 2017

Hundreds from eastern Mosul getting medical attention amid fight to retake Iraqi city

INTERVIEW: Robert Serry on the ‘Endless Quest’ for Middle East peace, reflections from no man’s land

Amid dwindling donor support, one million displaced Somali refugees grow hopeless, UN agency warns

UNICEF #EarlyMomentsMatter campaign promotes investments in early childhood development

At Security Council, UN chief Guterres makes case for new efforts to build and sustain peace

Effective tobacco policies could save eight million lives and $1 trillion annually, UN reports

Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt that kills 9 policemen


9 January 2017

Haiti: UN inaugurates water supply system in Los Palis as part of anti-cholera fight

In opinion piece, Secretary-General António Guterres shares new vision for UN

This is the ‘moment of truth’ says UN envoy ahead of international conference on Cyprus

Thousands of Afghan children face acute malnutrition amid ‘unprecedented’ displacement – UN

Iran: UN rights expert warns prisoners of conscience at risk of death after prolonged hunger strike

Yemen: EU-UN partnership to target ‘alarming’ food insecurity

UN agency seeks $813 million to support Palestine refugees fleeing Syria and those in occupied territory

UN condemns terrorist attack in Jerusalem by Palestinian assailant


7 January 2017

'Mário Soares' legacy goes far beyond Portugal,' says UN chief Guterres, as former leader dies at 92

UN condemns deadly ambush that leaves one 'blue helmet' dead in Central African Republic


6 January 2017

New task force to develop strategy to strengthen UN response to sexual exploitation and abuse

Lack of water access in Damascus is creating risks for children, UN warns

Syrian refugees in Lebanon face economic hardship and food shortages – joint UN agency study

2016 deadliest year ever for migrants crossing Mediterranean – UN agency

UN rights expert to assess potential abuses in northern Myanmar

As temperatures drop, asylum-seekers on Greek islands need to be moved to mainland – UN agency