Headlines at a glance


7 May 2017

Nigeria: UNICEF welcomes release of 80 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram

South Sudan: UN peacekeepers deployed to enable aid delivery to Upper Nile's Aburoc area


6 May 2017

Baku Forum: Time to find 'magic formula' for peaceful coexistence, says UNESCO chief

Security Council condemns attack against UN Mission in South Sudan


5 May 2017

In Colombia's central Meta region, Security Council witnesses first-hand progress on peace deal

Saudi Arabia must reform 'unacceptably broad' counter-terrorism law – UN rights expert

On Global Road Safety Week, UN health agency urges 'Save Lives: Slow Down'

UN migration agency transports hundreds of South Sudanese refugees from border into Ethiopia

Efforts to impeach Nepalese Chief Justice 'an assault on human rights' – UN rights chief

As rainy season starts, UN health agency warns of cholera outbreak in drought-hit Somalia

On International Day, UN honours midwives as family 'partners for life'

World needs 'soft power' of education, culture, sciences, to combat 'ancient hatreds'– UNESCO chief

Keep interests of people above all else, UN Security Council urges political actors in DR Congo

New UN study makes 'strong' economic case for Africa's investment in green energy

Central African Republic: UN cites ‘dire’ situation for children; amid threats, some aid work suspended

Worsening food insecurity forcing more people to migrate, finds new UN report


4 May 2017

‘Blue helmet’ killed in attack on UN Mission camp in Timbuktu, Mali

UN envoy commends plan to setup de-escalation zones in Syria as ‘promising positive step’

Peace, human security at forefront of UN intercultural dialogue forum

In Bogota, Security Council pledges support to Colombia’s efforts to implement peace process

Nigeria: UN report details ‘grave violations’ against children by Boko Haram

In Ethiopia, UN rights chief urges authorities for greater freedoms; space for critical voices

UN health agency to examine lower-cost ‘biosimilar’ drugs to expand access to cancer treatment

Displaced civilians in South Sudan’s Upper Nile at risk of further violence, UN rights chief warns

Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of ‘re-victimization’ warns UN refugee agency

Europe: 24,600 refugee children 'in limbo' at risk of mental distress, UNICEF warns

World food prices fall for third straight month, dip projected for grains – UN


3 May 2017

FEATURE: ‘Overwhelming majority’ of women experience some form of harassment, sexual violence in their daily journeys

Perpetrators, not victims, should be shamed for conflict-related sexual violence – UN report

UN envoy urges Syrian parties to ‘press ahead’ after Astana talks suspended

In Lebanon and Syria, UN emergency food chief appeals for humanitarian access

In 'post truth' era, leaders must defend objective, independent media, UN says on Press Freedom Day