Headlines at a glance


19 May 2015

Violence against women and girls ‘shames every society,’ UN anti-crime chief warns

At Security Council, senior UN official warns Middle East status quo ‘not tenable’

UN rights expert urges Armenia to ‘shed light’ on violence against children

Iraq and global community must protect internally displaced as crisis deepens – UN expert

World must not ‘squander’ opportunity in Somalia, UN envoy tells Security Council

At UN forum, Ban urges leaders aim to set global education roadmap until 2030

South Sudan: UNICEF warns women and children being victimized ‘with frightening regularity’

UN agency calls for renewed global commitment to develop effective HIV vaccine

Burundi humanitarian crisis worsens as political tensions in country grow

UN chief announces rare visit to DPR Korea, aiming to help boost cooperation on Peninsula

Amid ongoing fighting in Yemen, UN agencies urge ‘predictable pauses’ for humanitarian aid

UN calls on Southeast Asian countries to better protect migrants making ‘perilous’ sea journeys


18 May 2015

Most workers now employed in part-time or temporary jobs – UN labour agency

Nearly 25,000 flee Ramadi amid ISIL attacks and heavy fighting, says UN relief wing

UN expert calls for adoption of minimum set of fundamental human rights for detainees

UN anti-crime chief opens Crime Commission urging action to prevent migrant smuggling

In Geneva, UN envoy on Syria meets with international stakeholders amid ongoing consultations

Ban urges all sides in Yemen to renew commitment for extension of humanitarian pause

Citing ‘defining moment’ sparked by Ebola outbreak, UN health agency chief pledges key reforms

Progress on sustainable energy improving, but 'world must move faster' – UN backed-report

South Sudan: UN says 650,000 at risk due to renewed violence, as Security Council threatens sanctions

In Republic of Korea, UN’s Ban says education key for global peace and stability

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das

UN provides assistance as diarrhoea outbreak leaves seven Burundi refugees dead at Tanzania camp

Civilians in Yarmouk facing vulnerability of ‘highest severity,’ says UN agency


17 May 2015

In talks with Southeast Asian leaders, top UN officials stress need to protect migrants stranded at sea

As International Telecommunication Union turns 150, Ban hails ‘resilience’ of oldest UN agency


16 May 2015

‘Make the choice of service,’ UN chief tells Georgetown graduates

Security Council welcomes Central African Republic national forum, urges implementation of peace pact


15 May 2015

Ban deplores Israel's advancement of settlement activities in occupied Palestinian territories

Ban hails Mali peace agreement as ‘important step’ towards stability

In wake of deadly shoe factory fire in Manila, UN urges global action to make workplaces safe

Libya: UN mission urges end to abduction of civilians, warns of criminal liability for such acts

UN rights chief urges Southeast Asia States to protect migrants stranded at sea

‘Emergency relief is never enough,’ says Ban, urging UN to help Nepal build back better

UN chief applauds resumption of ‘full-fledged’ talks on Cyprus

As humanitarian pause holds in Yemen, UN aid airlift arrives with critical supplies

Amid ‘extremely tense situation’ in Burundi, UN rights chief warns against reprisals in wake of failed coup

On International Day of Families, Ban spotlights need for gender equality, children's rights