Headlines at a glance


9 August 2016

Measures to control yellow fever still needed despite drop in number of cases – UN health agency

Sudan: Ban welcomes signing of peace roadmap by opposition groups

‘You are leaders of today,’ says Ban, urging youth delegates in Argentina to back Global Goals

UN chief honours Nagasaki victims, urges recommitment to ‘a more secure future for all’

Ban welcomes election timetable in Somalia, says ‘milestone’ process must be fair and transparent

Children paying ‘heaviest price’ of Yemen conflict, UNICEF warns amid reports of escalating violence

As temperatures soar and taps run dry in war-ravaged Aleppo, UN warns of looming ‘catastrophe’

INTERVIEW: UN senior adviser discusses blueprint to strengthen global responses for refugees and migrants

UN rights chief urges Maldives to retain decades-long death penalty moratorium

Urgent farming support needed amid rampant food insecurity in parts of north-east Nigeria – UN agency

On International Day, UN spotlights indigenous peoples' right to education


8 August 2016

As water and basic supplies run out in Aleppo, UN urges truce to provide humanitarian assistance

Ban hails Argentina’s commitment to UN values as illustrated by its actions

Perpetrators of sexual violence in South Sudan 'will be held accountable' – UN envoy

FEATURE SERIES: Mali and the UN Peacebuilding Fund

Pakistan: Ban condemns ‘appalling’ terrorist attack at hospital in Quetta

UN rights experts ‘gravely concerned’ by reports of reprisals against Burundian lawyers

Mali: UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in Kidal


7 August 2016

UN chief welcomes South Sudan's acceptance of regional protection force


6 August 2016

Yemeni peace talks enter 'new phase,' as UN envoy announces month-long pause for consultations

On anniversary of Hiroshima bombing, Ban urges all States to 'galvanize global will for disarmament'


5 August 2016

South Sudan: UNICEF sounds alarm on ‘catastrophic’ food insecurity in country

UN chief takes part in Olympic Torch relay as global Games kick off in Rio

UN team in Jordan uses cranes to hoist relief aid to Syrian refugees at sealed border

UN convoys reach thousands affected by conflict in eastern Ukraine

Ban hails EU donation to African-led Lake Chad Basin task force combating Boko Haram

UN human rights chief deplores mass executions in Iran