Headlines at a glance


9 June 2017

UN Ocean Conference wraps up with actions to restore ocean health, protect marine life

Mali: Three UN peacekeepers killed in attack in Kidal

Syria: UNICEF warns 40,000 children in the line of fire in Raqqa

UN agencies explore nuclear applications to combat food fraud and contamination

Conflict and drought deepen food insecurity in Africa, Middle East – UN agency

Inclusive development 'best form of preventing conflict,' UN chief tells Central Asia summit

UN migration agency launches $60 million appeal for drought-hit East, Horn of Africa

International community must ensure 'endemic' impunity in DR Congo brought to an end – UN rights chief


8 June 2017

‘Pervading toxic culture of impunity’ for alleged war crimes at root of Darfur conflict – ICC Prosecutor

China's Liu Zhenmin named new head of UN Economic and Social Affairs Department

Welcoming progress in arms laydown in Colombia, UN chief reiterates support to peace process

UN chief congratulates people of Lesotho on peaceful national elections

Yemen's children 'have suffered enough;' UNICEF official warns of cholera rise, malnutrition

Despite pressure and losses, ISIL remains potent threat, UN political chief warns Security Council

Rising shipping costs set to lift global food import bill to more than $1.3 trillion – UN agency

Indigenous and environmental rights under attack in Brazil, UN rights experts warn

Recent killings in western Mosul indicative of rising war crimes against civilians – UN rights arm

Working together, ‘we can ensure that our oceans remain healthy as our blue home’ – UN chief


7 June 2017

FEATURE: Relationship with ocean vital part of Trinidad and Tobago culture

Musician Cody Simpson to be named 'Ocean Advocate' for UN development agency

Desire for secure and peaceful future remains strong in Libya, Security Council told

Record 'green' energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges – UN-backed report

UN Africa forum launches high-level migration panel to help create political momentum for change

As booming digital economy sprints past poor countries, UN report urges closing investment divide

UN chief, Security Council strongly condemn deadly terrorist attacks in Tehran

Gender-based killings, domestic violence forms of 'arbitrary execution' – UN rights expert

UN artificial intelligence summit aims to tackle poverty, humanity's 'grand challenges'


6 June 2017

Water is ‘catalyst’ for cooperation, not conflict, UN chief tells Security Council

Addressing Human Rights Council, UN rights chief decries some States’ lack of cooperation

Syria: As airstrikes hit Raqqa, UN sounds alarm over plight of civilians

Sri Lanka: UN assists storm victims, seeks to contain diseases 'spiralling out of control'

Falling aid for education putting global goals at risk, warns UN agency

Super Dads: New UNICEF campaign spotlights fathers' critical role in children's early development

Updating essential drugs list, UN health agency aims to preserve potency of 'last resort' antibiotics

At Ocean Conference, UN agencies commit to cutting harmful fishing subsidies

Nothing short of a 'sea change' will end years of gross neglect in mental health care – UN expert


5 June 2017

FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

UN Ocean Conference opens with calls for united action to reverse human damage

Iraq: Lives of 100,000 children ‘on the line’ as fighting continues in west Mosul

UN chief Guterres meets with Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders

Get outside, connect with the planet that sustains us, urges UN on World Environment Day

PODCAST: Running – and telling stories – to raise awareness about the global water and sanitation crisis

UN mourns passing of population agency chief Babatunde Osotimehin, 'a champion of health for all'

Sustainable production a 'powerful engine' for decent work creation – UN labour chief

After 50 years of Israeli occupation, 'now is the time' to create Palestinian state – UN chief

World Bank sees improving global economy despite 'substantial' risks