Headlines at a glance


1 January 2017

UN condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul on New Year's Day

New UN chief Guterres pledges to make 2017 'a year for peace'


31 December 2016

UN welcomes signing of political agreement on elections in DR Congo

Syria: Security Council unites in support of Russia-Turkey efforts to end violence, jumpstart political process


30 December 2016

‘Thank you,’ says Ban, bidding farewell to staff and delegations at UN Headquarters

Millions in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian assistance, UN relief wing reports

UN experts criticize Ecuador’s ‘strategy to asphyxiate’ civil society human rights groups

In December alone, UN food relief agency assists one million people in northeast Nigeria


29 December 2016

Gambia: UN chief congratulates President-elect Adama Barrow

UN aid wing cites ‘deep concern’ at surge in attacks on relief workers in Central African Republic

INTERVIEW: Stop dividing humanity into “us and them” – UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

UN study reveals record number of demolitions in occupied Palestinian territory in 2016

Syria: UN envoy welcomes new ceasefire between Government and opposition groups

UN experts applaud US decision to dismantle ‘discriminatory and ineffective’ counterterrorism programme

Somalia: Welcoming new Federal Parliament, Ban urges completion of electoral process


28 December 2016

UN's 2016 Year in Review: Challenges and milestones for the international community

Iraq: Nearly 115,000 people displaced, 50,000 children affected by Mosul military operation – UN

After promising start, 2016 has been worst for civilians in Syria – UN expert

UNESCO condemns murder of journalist in the Philippines

UN expert hails US move placing atheists on equal footing with faith groups