Headlines at a glance

15 October 2016

'The United Nations is with you,' Ban tells people of Haiti after witnessing hurricane's wrath

Green transformation 'unstoppable' as countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases – UN

Rural women's empowerment critical to UN Sustainable Development Agenda – Ban

14 October 2016

Burundi: Security Council hopes for ‘swift solution’ between government and human rights bodies

UN deputy chief briefs Member States on new UN approach to cholera outbreak in Haiti

Concerned by recent violence in Myanmar, UN aid chief calls for stronger humanitarian action

HABITAT III: UN conference to set new urban development agenda creating sustainable, equitable cities for all

New UN report urges Liberia to act on rape – ‘legacy’ of impunity from 14-year civil conflict

Proper handwashing may save the lives of 800 children a day worldwide – UNICEF

Convening world conference on tax evasion should be priority for next Secretary-General – UN expert

Ban welcomes reported release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria

Haiti: UN supporting government to provide emergency food assistance to 750,000 people

Central African Republic: UN rights office urges all parties to exercise ‘utmost restraint’

Only one out of six children under the age of two worldwide receives adequate nutrition – UNICEF

UN refugee agency welcomes France’s decision to close Calais ‘jungle’ camp

UN human rights chief expresses concern about Viet Nam's crackdown on blogger

13 October 2016

Political will needed to counter terrorism and address evolving nature of ISIL, Security Council told

Security Council dispatches UN special envoy to Burundi for talks on political crisis

‘Massive scale-up’ needed if global targets on tuberculosis are to be met – top UN health official

UN receives ‘partial’ approval from Syrian government on October aid deliveries, envoy reports

Security Council extends UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti for six months

Pivotal role midwives play in keeping mothers and newborns alive must be recognized – UN

UN warns of humanitarian crisis as 7,400 cross Afghan border each day

Haiti: UN health teams to respond to cholera outbreaks, prevent possible epidemic

UN refugee agency condemns rising violence against civilians in Central African Republic

António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation

On International Day, UN urges building disaster resilience by reducing 'appalling' loss of life

In a condolence message, UN chief hopes Thailand will continue to honour its King's legacy

12 October 2016

UN Member States set to appoint next Secretary-General

Urgent solutions for refugee and migrant children in Calais ‘long overdue’ – UNICEF

UN mission in Haiti working with local authorities to ensure smooth, safe aid delivery after hurricane

Photo Feature: UN family responds to humanitarian plight in wake of Haiti’s Hurricane Matthew

Colombia: Ban welcomes announcement of talks between Government and National Liberation Army

In wake of Hurricane Matthew, UN to deliver food for 180,000 people in hard-hit eastern Cuba

Syria: Conflict plunging to new ‘lows,’ UNICEF says, deploring killing of school children

"What is the underlying conflict? It’s similar in both countries and can be described as an incomplete social contract"– UN envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

Undernutrition taking huge toll on Chad’s economy, new UN-supported study finds

Rising inequality, precarious jobs threaten progress in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – UN

UN mission 'extremely concerned' over increased incidents of violence across South Sudan

Afghanistan: UN mission condemns killings of worshippers in two mosque attacks

11 October 2016

Ban welcomes start of Guinea-Bissau talks as ‘first step’ in region-led effort to end political crisis

Hurricane's impact on political process in Haiti reaffirms need to extend peackeeping mission – UN envoy

UN rights expert warns about growing restrictions on civil society in Egypt

Myanmar: UN adviser expresses deep concern at recent violence in Rakhine, calls for calm

UNICEF gears up to vaccinate 41 million children after polio outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria

Political polarization in DR Congo may spark ‘large-scale violence,’ UN envoy warns Security Council

Taxing sugary drinks can curb global epidemic of obesity and diabetes – UN health agency

‘All girls count,’ says UN, calling for reliable data to uncover and tackle inequalities holding them back

Haiti: Seeking to fend off cholera threat, UN agencies deliver aid, call for risk reduction