Headlines at a glance


15 April 2016

Yemen at ‘critical crossroads,’ Security Council told ahead of face-to-face peace talks

‘Refugees have a right to asylum – not bias and barbed wire,’ Ban says in Washington

The next UN Secretary-General: Assembly President says ‘new standard of transparency’ established

Central African Republic passes 'critical milestone' towards lasting peace – UN peacekeeping chief

Zika: UN health agency launches database on worldwide virus research

UN agency and Google collaborate on satellite data tools to manage natural resources

UN report urges rights-based approach to reduce HIV infections among drug users

Rights experts urge UN to compensate displaced Roma poisoned in camps in Kosovo

UNICEF, World Bank urge greater investment in early childhood development

UN agency boosts efforts to detect and prevent spread of damaging wheat rusts

Comoros elections 'important step in consolidation of democracy' – UN chief

Security Council strongly condemns firing of ballistic missile by DPR Korea


14 April 2016

In Nigeria's restive northeast, fate of thousands of abducted women remains unknown – UN

Iran: UN rights chief calls for end to executions for drug offences

‘We need improvement,’ on humanitarian access, says UN envoy for Syria

'Two-state solution in danger,' warns new report from UN office on Middle East peace process

More ‘concrete steps’ needed by nations to counter terrorism, Ban tells Security Council

World’s largest, fastest vaccine rollout targets polio’s ‘final strongholds’ – UN initiative

UN agency urges parties to ensure rights of people displaced amid violence in eastern DR Congo

The next UN Secretary-General: last day of informal briefings

Growing inequality among children in high income countries, UNICEF reports


13 April 2016

FEATURE: at UN film screening, animal heist fable serves as poignant metaphor for Middle East relations

As new round of talks begins, UN envoy for Syria says cessation of hostilities must ‘continue to give hope’

Ban urges insurance industry to take leadership in climate change response

‘We cannot forget the girls from Chibok’ – UN child rights envoy

Investing in treatment for depression and anxiety leads to four-fold return – UN report

The next UN Secretary-General: informal briefings continue

Republic of Congo: top UN officials concerned by reported attacks against civilians


12 April 2016

With peace and stability gains, Côte d'Ivoire 'on the rights track' – UN peacekeeping chief

Libya: UN development programme launches initiative to support country’s stabilization

World needs ‘new vision for urbanization,’ says UN chief

UN marks 55th anniversary of first human flight into outer space

Iraq: UN mission warns of increasing risks for civilians in besieged Fallujah

UN rights office ‘surprised’ by Venezuela’s ruling against reconciliation bill

Airdrops in Syria continue as UN mediator meets with Iranian official in Tehran

UN agency urges inclusion of victims of mass displacement in Colombian peace talks

Desert Locust outbreak in Yemen leaves surrounding countries potentially at risk

United Nations begins informal briefings to select next Secretary-General

Nigeria: UN human rights experts call for progress in abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok


11 April 2016

UN experts urges Honduras to end impunity in murder of human rights defender

Ban highlights need to fight ‘genocide ideology,’ as UN reflects on 1994 atrocities in Rwanda

PODCAST: actress Gillian Anderson presents film at UN on human trafficking

UN survey finds displaced Palestinian families in Gaza Strip live in desperate conditions

New UN report focuses on green, inclusive industrialization in Africa

Data 'essential' to 2030 Agenda, UN Commission on Population and Development told

At UN peace operations review, Ban urges change of mindset in response to new challenges

Violence, use of teargas at Greek border 'matter of great worry' – UN refugee agency

UN agencies step up joint response to help drought-affected northern Somalia

Yemen: UN officials welcome cessation of hostilities