Headlines at a glance


20 May 2015

Health services for Palestine refugees extended despite regional turmoil – UN agency

UN health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team on border of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau

UN officials urge Israel to halt plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouins, expand settlements

Expert urges UN health agency to do more to protect people from toxic substances

UNESCO chief urges ‘immediate’ cessation of hostilities at Palmyra world heritage site

Republic of Korea’s foreigners-only HIV test violated New Zealand teacher’s rights – UN experts

Mali: UN Mission condemns attack against staff compound amid uptick in violence in country’s north

At high-level energy forum, UN deputy chief says action on sustainability a 'moral and historical duty'

In Seoul, Ban spotlights role of young people and technology in future development agenda

Ban condemns escalated fighting in South Sudan, deplores deaths of civilians in UN camp

UN agency welcomes ‘important initial step’ on migration by Southeast Asian governments

Ban announces ‘inclusive consultations’ on Yemen; urges good faith engagement


19 May 2015

Violence against women and girls ‘shames every society,’ UN anti-crime chief warns

At Security Council, senior UN official warns Middle East status quo ‘not tenable’

UN rights expert urges Armenia to ‘shed light’ on violence against children

Iraq and global community must protect internally displaced as crisis deepens – UN expert

World must not ‘squander’ opportunity in Somalia, UN envoy tells Security Council

At UN forum, Ban urges leaders aim to set global education roadmap until 2030

South Sudan: UNICEF warns women and children being victimized ‘with frightening regularity’

UN agency calls for renewed global commitment to develop effective HIV vaccine

Burundi humanitarian crisis worsens as political tensions in country grow

UN chief announces rare visit to DPR Korea, aiming to help boost cooperation on Peninsula

Amid ongoing fighting in Yemen, UN agencies urge ‘predictable pauses’ for humanitarian aid

UN calls on Southeast Asian countries to better protect migrants making ‘perilous’ sea journeys


18 May 2015

Most workers now employed in part-time or temporary jobs – UN labour agency

Nearly 25,000 flee Ramadi amid ISIL attacks and heavy fighting, says UN relief wing

UN expert calls for adoption of minimum set of fundamental human rights for detainees

UN anti-crime chief opens Crime Commission urging action to prevent migrant smuggling

In Geneva, UN envoy on Syria meets with international stakeholders amid ongoing consultations

Ban urges all sides in Yemen to renew commitment for extension of humanitarian pause

Citing ‘defining moment’ sparked by Ebola outbreak, UN health agency chief pledges key reforms

Progress on sustainable energy improving, but 'world must move faster' – UN backed-report

South Sudan: UN says 650,000 at risk due to renewed violence, as Security Council threatens sanctions

In Republic of Korea, UN’s Ban says education key for global peace and stability

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das

UN provides assistance as diarrhoea outbreak leaves seven Burundi refugees dead at Tanzania camp

Civilians in Yarmouk facing vulnerability of ‘highest severity,’ says UN agency


17 May 2015

In talks with Southeast Asian leaders, top UN officials stress need to protect migrants stranded at sea

As International Telecommunication Union turns 150, Ban hails ‘resilience’ of oldest UN agency


16 May 2015

‘Make the choice of service,’ UN chief tells Georgetown graduates

Security Council welcomes Central African Republic national forum, urges implementation of peace pact