Headlines at a glance


16 September 2016

FEATURE: Music for the children of Yarmouk – and all refugees

FEATURE: Curtain rises on world's busiest diplomatic arena at UN Headquarters

UN rights expert calls for durable solutions for the displaced in Serbia and Kosovo

Yazidi survivor of ISIL’s human trafficking appointed UN Goodwill Envoy for victims

‘We cannot let innocent people be buried by indifference,’ says Ban, receiving #WithRefugees petition

Increasing cases of enforced disappearances ‘just the tip of the iceberg,’ UN experts group warns

Human rights expert group concludes first visit to South Sudan

Number of South Sudan refugees passes one million – UN

Niger: After 4-day visit, senior UN aid official calls for greater global support for displaced

On Ozone Day, Ban cites progress so far, urges recommitment to environmental protection

Ahead of World Peace Day, UN chief says Global Goals are 'building blocks for peace'


15 September 2016

Nearly 47 per cent of global population now online – UN report

UN relief chief allocates $10 million in emergency funds to bolster aid response in southern Chad

Belarus: Smooth-looking polls ‘lipstick measures on face of violations,’ says UN rights expert

Ahead of major health meeting, senior UN official sheds light on growing threat of antibiotic resistance

Syria: UN says aid convoys unable to reach besieged areas despite US-Russia deal on ceasefire

New UN report reveals millions of refugee children ‘missing out’ on education

Two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict at risk of giving way to ‘one-state reality,’ warns Ban

UN health agency provides emergency support as floods and landslides cause havoc in DPRK

Democratic principles at core of UN 2030 sustainability agenda, Ban says on International Day

Civilian casualties up 66 per cent in eastern Ukraine during summer – UN report


14 September 2016

New UN exhibit highlights need to fill in ‘blank spaces’ for child-related data

UN expert urges Kuwait to redouble efforts to stop trafficking, exploiting domestic workers

Avenues for peace in Afghanistan must be explored with ‘utmost urgency’ – UN envoy

Security Council approves three-month extension for UN Mission in Liberia

Refugees see mobile connectivity as critical lifeline – new UN report

Refugees, climate change and Syria likely standouts amid ‘whirlwind’ of UN high-level week – Ban

UN agency launches action plan to tackle threat of 'superbugs'

Inclusive rural transformation requires investment; it will not happen automatically – UN report


13 September 2016

Progress in Libya marred by ongoing volatile security situation and economic challenges – UN envoy to Security Council

As 71st General Assembly opens, new President pledges to ‘turn the wheels’ on implementing 17 Global Goals

UN envoy: First full day of Syrian ceasefire sees “a significant drop in violence,” but humanitarian access still needed

UN report calls for synergies between universal 2030 Agenda and goals for least developed countries

Almost 300,000 migrants and refugees reached Europe over past 8 months – UN partner agency

More has to be done to deliver on European commitments for asylum seekers – UN refugee agency

UN humanitarian official “deeply disturbed” by unrelenting attacks on civilians in Yemen

Security Council approves proposed structure and size of UN Mission in Colombia

At opening of Human Rights Council, UN official warns that rights violations “will not disappear” if access blocked for international observers

UN food relief agency provides assistance to 140,000 people affected by flooding in northern DPRK

Trade agreements should mainstream human rights – UN expert urges


12 September 2016

Libya: UN envoy calls for immediate cessation of hostilities in Oil Crescent area

On International Day, senior UN officials highlight importance of South-South cooperation for sustainable development

UN Secretary-General extends greetings for Eid Al Adha