Headlines at a glance


30 January 2016

UN chief 'alarmed' by Hamas leadership's pledge to keep building tunnels, firing rockets at Israel

In Addis Ababa, Ban urges leaders to build on progress in human rights and women's empowerment


29 January 2016

Paris Agreement 'decisive turning point' on climate change, says new UN senior adviser

At African Union Peace and Security Council, Ban discusses Burundi, South Sudan and counter-terrorism

UN experts urge US to address legacies of the past, police impunity and ‘crisis of racial injustice’

'Waves of violence' by rebels in eastern DR Congo forces thousands to flee – UN

Security Council urges Haitian parties to refrain from actions that could further disrupt electoral process

Syria: UN-mediated talks get under way; relief agencies amplify calls for access to besieged civilians

UN officials name countries whose troops are accused of sexually abusing minors in Central African Republic

UN allocates $100 million in emergency funds to assist vulnerable people in nine neglected crises

Security Council condemns deadly terrorist attack on mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia


28 January 2016

Ahead of Geneva talks, UN envoy addresses all Syrians in video message

Dire health situation of 2 million Libyans ‘cannot wait for political solution’ to conflict – UN agency official

Announcing political ‘breakthrough,’ UN envoy says Somalia’s success depends on managing threats

‘Human Rights up Front’ initiative ever more vital to strengthen UN’s preventive work, says deputy UN chief

Libya: UN envoy strongly condemns abduction of parliamentarian, calls for his immediate release

FEATURE: Remembering Jean Gazarian, a witness to UN history

UN health agency convenes emergency meeting to address 'dramatic' spread of Zika virus

More than half Yemen's population face hunger amid ongoing strife, UN agency warns


27 January 2016

Palestinians losing hope under ‘stifling’ Israeli occupation – UN chief

In Eritrea, UN deputy relief chief urges support for vulnerable communities

Science and technology can help save lives, livelihoods when disasters strike – senior UN official

Afghanistan: UN mine clearance officials strongly condemn murder of four de-miners

INTERVIEW: world’s most difficult task – ensuring UN sustainable development agenda, says top adviser

Education key to preventing new genocides, says Ban at UN special event honouring Holocaust victims

Darfur: UN expresses grave concern over new hostilities and impact on thousands of civilians

Besieged Syrians ‘believe the world has forgotten them,’ UN relief chief tells Security Council

Central African Republic: Security Council renews sanctions, stresses urgent need to end impunity

Global investors must play full role in shifting world to clean energy, says UN chief

Livestock biodiversity must be preserved as vital tool against climate change – UN agency

Remembering Holocaust, Ban urges all to denounce ideologies that pit people against each other


26 January 2016

Failure in Syria not humanitarian but political, says senior UN relief official

Team of experts delayed from entering Burundi to investigate human rights abuses – UN

UN chief delivers impassioned plea to Israelis and Palestinians to compromise for peace

As food emergency intensifies in drought-hit Ethiopia, UN appeals for more resources

Senior UN official points to science as ‘vital’ in managing disaster risk, promoting development

UNICEF launches $2.8 billion humanitarian appeal for children

As refugee and migrant flood into Europe continues, UN and partners seek $550 million for 2016