Headlines at a glance


16 June 2016

Ban expresses deep concern over the continuing political uncertainty in Haiti

UN health agency expresses concern over disease outbreaks in besieged city of Fallujah

Some 13 million Yemenis need immediate help amid bleak conditions – senior UN relief official

Malian parties must make peace and reconciliation ‘a reality,’ UN envoy tells Security Council

Ban dismayed at actions aimed at restricting political opposition in Bahrain

In Russia, Ban spotlights leadership and shared input in advancing global commitments

Ahead of World Refugee Day, UN agency launches ‘Stand #WithRefugees’ initiative

UN human rights panel concludes ISIL is committing genocide against Yazidis

UN rights experts urge India to repeal law restricting civil society access to foreign funding


15 June 2016

UN humanitarian coordinator reports more than 26,000 people affected by Myanmar floods

Security Council urges political solution to Guinea-Bissau crisis

Conflict prevention efforts more effective and sustainable when women participate – Security Council

In Brussels, Ban urges EU Member States to meet development assistance targets

Colombia: UN experts urge protection of Afro-Colombian communities against elevating violence

UN Women announces Anne Hathaway as Goodwill Ambassador

Haiti: UN and partners warn against ‘institutional vacuum,’ call for return to constitutional order

At Security Council, UN envoy warns LRA shifting focus to more high-profile targets in Central Africa

Ban urges ‘maximum restraint’ in wake of reported fighting at border between Ethiopia and Eritrea

UN health agency group finds coffee poses no cancer risk; issues warning on ‘very hot’ drinks

On World Day, Ban calls for ending elder abuse as a pathway towards Global Goals

States must do more to safeguard adolescent health rights – UN expert

UN food relief agency to double aid to Niger’s conflict-torn Diffa region

South Sudan: UN relief wing reports increase in violence against aid workers

First-ever UN forum on albinism in Africa to focus on 'less talk, more action'


14 June 2016

‘Disability is not inability,’ says Ban, urging equal rights for all to achieve Global Goals

Prolonged political crisis could erode Guinea Bissau’s development gains, UN envoy warns

UN rights office urges Libyan authorities to investigate death of 12 victims of torture

New UN study identifies small fish with 'big role' to play feeding Africa's drylands

UNESCO and ICC join forces to end impunity for destruction of cultural heritage

UNICEF warns of growing exploitation risk for refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe

On World Day, UN health agency calls for rapid increase in voluntary blood donations

In wake of mass shooting, UN rights chief urges US to consider robust gun control

In Op-Ed, UN chief says global community 'must work in new ways to help people in crisis'

Security Council authorizes high seas inspections off Libya's coast, aiming to stem illegal arms flow

UN health agency panel sees 'very low' risk of Zika spread from Olympics

In Brussels, Ban urges joint efforts against terrorism and in addressing displacement

'Little progress' made on finding viable solution to Darfur conflict – UN peacekeeping chief


13 June 2016

INTERVIEW: Tackling cholera in Haiti through improvements in water and sanitation

General Assembly elects Permanent Representative of Fiji as President of 71st session

Visiting UN food relief agency, Pope Francis shines spotlight on urgent need to end hunger

In wake of deadly Orlando attack, UN officials urge stand against spread of hatred and violent extremism

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Libya for six months

Kenya assures head of UN refugee agency that rights obligations will be followed for Somali returns

UN refugee agency projects resettlement needs at 1.19 million in 2017

On Albinism Awareness Day, Ban urges all countries to break cycle of attacks and discrimination

UN chief condemns 'abhorrent' attack on market in Syria's Idlib city

UN rights chief warns of 'preventable calamities' and 'worrying' trends in more than 50 countries

Spotlighting Global Goals, Ban kicks off 100-day countdown to International Day of Peace


12 June 2016

Ban condemns 'horrific attack' in Orlando, Florida

Haiti: UN envoy urges political actors to maintain constructive approach ahead of National Assembly

Marking World Day, UN stresses need for coherent policies to end child labour