Headlines at a glance


18 July 2015

Iraq: UN Secretary-General condemns 'devastating' bomb attack, which killed over 100 civilians

On Mandela Day, UN joins call to promote community service and inspire change


17 July 2015

One year after tragedy, Ban pays tribute to victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

UN chief condemns terrorist attacks that killed 60 people in northeast Nigeria

South Sudan: UN official cites will of the people to achieve peace despite 'bleak' situation

UNESCO calls for investigation into death of Indian journalist

Ban condemns deadly car bomb attack in Saudi Arabia

South Ossetia: Ban calls on all parties to refrain from any steps that could be seen as 'provocative'


16 July 2015

Security Council urges all Libyan parties to unite in support of new political agreement

Full-fledged UN peacekeeping mission in Somalia would be ‘high-risk undertaking,’ Security Council told

Deadly tribal clashes in South Darfur draw concern of UN-African Union mission

UN-backed action plan to improve study of weather and climate in Polar regions takes shape

UNICEF, UN health agency report increase in immunization figures for world’s children

With Haiti now ‘back on its feet,’ upcoming elections will be critical for future stability – UN officials

ADDIS: UN officials hail outcome of conference on development financing as first milestone of 2015

In Djibouti, UNICEF Ambassador Eddie Izzard visits Yemeni children refugees fleeing war

Burundi: UN experts urge Security Council action amid mounting violence

ADDIS: International Monetary Fund boosts efforts to help countries finance development


15 July 2015

UN officials urge continued support for Haiti as country prepares for 'historic' elections

Cambodia: UN expert urges authorities to reject bill that 'threatens very existence of free society'

Millions need relief from ‘terrifying’ violence in Yemen – top UN humanitarian official

After nuclear deal, Iran must now focus on human rights – UN expert

ADDIS: Islamic finance should be utilized to fund sustainable development, UN conference told

With Libya now at a ‘critical stage,’ UN envoy says all parties must back political dialogue process

ADDIS: first UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

As Europe confronts Greek debt crisis, UN expert says new measures must not lose sight of human rights

ADDIS: successful outcome at UN financing conference vital for future development agenda – Ban

UNESCO chief denounces murder of Honduran journalists

ADDIS: Africa's economic transformation in focus at UN development financing conference

ADDIS: 'historic' agreement reached on financing for new UN sustainable development agenda


14 July 2015

Government, UN and donors examine Organization’s work in Afghanistan

Success of UN DR Congo mission hinges on ‘constructive partnership’ with Government, Security Council told

Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in Abyei through December 2015

Ukraine: UNICEF appeals for help to restore damaged water facilities for 1.3 million people

Afghanistan: UN condemns ‘cynical, cowardly’ attack targeting civilians at a mosque

Yemen: UN agencies deliver life-saving medicines and domestic supplies amid ongoing fighting

New UN report finds ‘huge inequalities’ in global mental health services, calls for more investment

UN rights office welcomes Israel's release of Palestinian prisoner, urges end to administrative detentions

Turkish authorities urged to tackle anti-LGBT violence and discrimination – UN rights office

ADDIS: UN negotiations resume on financing framework to advance global development

ADDIS: world has delivered on halting and reversing AIDS epidemic, UN announces

UN applauds 'historic' deal on Iranian nuclear programme

ADDIS: UN agency stresses role of partnerships to finance inclusive, sustainable industrial development

ADDIS: investing in gender equality vital to economic growth, sustainable development, says Ban

ADDIS: important financing roles of private investment, business highlighted at UN conference