Headlines at a glance

10 October 2016

On World Mental Health Day, Ban cites need of immediate support for post-crisis psychological distress

In phone call, UN chief encourages Colombian leaders to stay the course of the peace process

Central African Republic needs support to tackle ‘spoilers,’ other challenges – UN peacekeeping chief

In Malawi, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson spotlights efforts to end child marriage

UN experts call on Ethiopia to allow international panel to help probe violence against protesters

Opening ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Ban highlights importance of partnerships with and for the continent

Latest horrific incident in Yemen demands ‘a full inquiry,’ Ban says, urging probe into funeral bombing

UN appeals for $120 million to launch ‘massive response’ in storm-ravaged Haiti

On World Day against Death Penalty, Ban says practice 'has no place in the 21st century'

New UN manual gives more say to indigenous peoples in development projects that affect them

South Sudan: Alarmed by violence in Yei, UN mission calls for immediate end to hostilities

Ban announces launch of new partnership platform to support financing for Sustainable Development Goals

9 October 2016

UN strongly condemns attack in Yemen that killed over a hundred people

On World Post Day, UN spotlights efforts to meet public demand for more flexible, personalized services

8 October 2016

In Iceland, UN chief highlights that fate of Arctic and that of the world are intertwined

Security Council fails to adopt resolutions on ending violence in war-torn Syria's eastern Aleppo

7 October 2016

Haiti: UN emergency fund allocates $5 million to kick-start assistance in wake of Hurricane Matthew

UN chief welcomes decision by global aviation body to cut global greenhouse gases

Globalization must leave no one behind, senior UN officials tell joint meeting on socio-economic issues

Children in flood-ravaged DPRK face ‘second wave of danger’ as winter rapidly closes in – UNICEF

Colombian Government and FARC-EP request UN to authorize Mission to continue supporting ceasefire

Swift approval of Guatemala’s justice reform bill an ‘historic’ opportunity to fight impunity – UN rights office

Ban highlights importance of sea tribunal as legal body commemorates its 20th anniversary

Labour disparity between girls and boys perpetuates gender stereotypes, UNICEF report shows

UN condemns deadly attack on ‘refugee hosting area’ in western Niger

Citing ‘serious protection gaps,’ UN refugee agency assists traumatized populations in northern Nigeria

Reports that Yahoo aided US e-mail surveillance draw concern of UN human rights expert

UN rights office calls for independent inquiry following numerous deaths at an Ethiopian festival

Nobel Peace Prize a timely message to all Colombians who have toiled so hard for peace – UN chief

6 October 2016

Sahel: UN and French conservation group partner on sustainable water bird management for food security

UN agencies ramp up response in Caribbean as relief teams assess damage by Hurricane Matthew

Eastern Aleppo may be ‘totally destroyed’ by end of year, warns UN envoy

Stalled peace process, fresh ceasefire violations risk Mali’s stability – UN peacekeeping chief

After disclosure on Bahamas tax havens, UN experts urge governments to take action

With record harvests, world’s food import bill expected to fall 11 per cent – UN agency

Security Council recommends former Prime Minister of Portugal Guterres as next UN Secretary-General

Iris scan helps Syrian refugees in Jordan receive UN supplies in ‘blink of eye’

Libya: As situation worsens, UN envoy calls for pause in fighting near Benghazi

Countries back UN agency's landmark framework to curb aviation emissions

Security Council extends measures to curb migrant smuggling off Libyan coast