Headlines at a glance


1 December 2017

UN chief condemns terrorist attack against college dormitory in Pakistan

Migration compact must balance regional, global realities, says UN envoy

A survivor’s journey for justice: HIV advocate and UN retiree Eric Sawyer

Central African Republic: ‘Restoring hope,’ UN agriculture agency helps ex-fighters start anew

Media coverage frames public thinking on migrants and migration – UN report

Massive underfunding hampering relief efforts for the displaced in DRC and Zambia – UN agency

UN agency to fly 15,000 migrants home from Libya in wake of reported abuses

UN relief wing appeals for record $22.5 billion in aid for 2018

World AIDS Day: UN calls for renewed commitment to make epidemic ‘a thing of the past’


30 November 2017

Syria: UN-supported talks in Geneva extended until mid-December

Security Council hails ‘remarkable achievements’ one year after Colombian peace accord

From thorny to tasty: UN agriculture agency looking at cactus as climate resilient food

Security Council hears calls for ‘all of UN’ approach to stop destruction, smuggling of cultural heritage

Antalya: South-South Development Expo closes with strengthened cooperation to achieve Global Goals

New funding provides much needed boost for Yemen aid operations, but needs outstrip means

Global blueprints on refugees, safe migration should include protections for children – UNICEF


29 November 2017

One in 10 medicines in developing countries substandard or falsified – UN health agency

Four billion people have no social security protection - UN labour agency

South Sudan: UN envoy condemns ‘horrific’ killings of civilians in Jonglei

Libya’s planned transit centre would keep migrants from risky Mediterranean crossing – UN agency

On Day of Solidarity, UN reaffirms two-state solution as only answer to ‘question of Palestine’

UN aid chief spotlights challenges delivering relief inside war-torn Syria, urges continued support

Antalya: South-South cooperation can spur great humanitarian, development impact – UN relief official

Malaria response at ‘crossroads,’ risks backward slide – UN

After DPRK missile launch, UN political chief urges Security Council to ‘do all it can’ to prevent escalation

In Côte d'Ivoire, UN chief spotlights importance of AU-EU strategic partnership

Lack of jobs, money for rent, add to woes in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine, says UN agency


28 November 2017

Returning foreign terrorist fighters pose ‘enormous challenge with no easy solution,’ Security Council told

UN chief reiterates support for two-state solution in Middle East; vows to denounce anti-Semitism

Easing of blockade enables UN aid to enter Yemen, but agencies say imports must also be allowed

South Sudan: Senior UN official urges Security Council to support peace process revitalization

UN working to address slavery, abuses against African migrants and refugees, Security Council told

Family members linked to nearly half of child trafficking cases, new UN-backed data reveals

Antalya: South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries – UN official

Violence drives more Rohingyas to Bangladesh; in Myanmar, Pope appeals for tolerance – UN

UNESCO chief calls for investigation into killing of Nigerian photographer

Ensuring family farmers’ access to food key to tackling global hunger – UN agency

Antalya: UN launches new initiative to empower and train young leaders in Global South


27 November 2017

Antalya: UN-backed fund combatting poverty and hunger across Global South launches annual report

Partnerships ‘the only way’ to tackle global challenges, says UN industrial development chief

Feature: Six months after ISIL, life is returning to Mosul despite hidden bomb threats

Yemen’s Sana’a airport opens after blockade; UNICEF says vaccine delivery ‘cannot be a one-off’

‘No preconditions’ accepted from Syrian parties, UN envoy says ahead of Geneva talks

Antalya: Solutions to today’s development challenges exist in the Global South, stresses UN official

UN strongly condemns attack that kills peacekeeper in Central African Republic