Headlines at a glance


5 October 2017

UN peacekeeping chief seeks Security Council support for speedy deployment of uniformed personnel

UN report reveals shocking levels of grave violations against children affected by conflicts

Mali continues to make progress, but swift action needed as civilians still face threats – UN envoy

Security Council authorizes UN Mission to verify truce between Colombian Government and ELN

Vegetable oils lift food prices in September; cereal prices down on bumper crop prospects

Security Council re-authorizes operations to disrupt migrant smuggling off coast of Libya

INTERVIEW: In fighting for girls’ education, UN advocate Malala Yousafzai finds her purpose

FEATURE: In Western Afghanistan, an ancient love of poetry thrives again

Asylum and refugee protection represent ‘humanity at its best,’ says senior UN official

Empower teachers; give them the freedom to teach, UN urges on World Day

Partnerships will play key role in future of work in Europe and Central Asia - UN labour agency

A year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti's children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters – UNICEF


4 October 2017

Expert meeting at UN aspires to create ‘space’ for women in science and technology

Libya: UN Mission condemns deadly bombing in Misrata

Switzerland needs to do more to keep ‘dirty money’ at bay, urges UN expert

Rohingya refugees living in ‘dire’ conditions, senior UN officials warn, appealing for assistance

Counselling and dieting among new UN health agency guidelines on child obesity

UN chief urges world to implement Paris climate accord 'with greater ambition'

Sustainable cities key to implement SDGs, says head of UN regional forum


3 October 2017

Relief operation in storm-battered Dominica ‘going in the right direction,’ says UN official

In Bangladesh, UN aid chief urges scaling up response for Rohingya refugee crisis

Global Goals embraced by Japanese society, UN deputy chief says, wrapping up Tokyo visit

SDGs ‘take off’ in Nepal’s skies with UN development programme-airline partnership

Pioneer of work in women’s reproductive health appointed head of UN Population Fund

UN agriculture agency and World Bank launch new initiative to avert famine in Yemen

HIV-related stigma, discrimination prevent people from accessing health services – UN

UN and partners aim to slash 90 per cent of cholera deaths by 2030

Dire lack of winter funding puts millions of refugees in Middle East at risk, warns UN agency

Iraq: UN migration agency assists thousands displaced from west Anbar

UN agency alarmed by largest influx of Congolese refugees into Zambia in five years

Cameroon: UN Secretary-General urges dialogue to resolve grievances


2 October 2017

INTERVIEW: Global humanitarian needs have never been higher, says UN official

For Yemenis and migrants, protracted conflict an 'endless nightmare' – head of UN agency

World must step up protection for refugees, do more to solve conflict – UN agency chief

'Winner-takes-all' dynamics in digital economy could widen income gap – UN report

UNICEF urges child-centred budget decisions for rebuilding of quake-hit areas in Mexico

In Tokyo, UN deputy chief cites benefits of local-level social dialogue on sustainable development

Amid 'critical' resource shortage, UN agency cuts food rations for refugees in Kenya

'Nothing enduring can be built on violence,' UN Assembly President says, recalling words of Gandhi

As Rohingya crisis continues, UNICEF seeks funds to reach 720,000 children in need

Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day

UN human rights chief urges probe into violence during referendum in Catalonia


1 October 2017

In Bangladesh, UN food relief agency chief urges support amid massive Rohingya influx

Tapping into talents of older persons can boost Global Goals, says UN on International Day