UN News stories


276 stories found over the past 45 days
With Africa in spotlight at G7 summit, Secretary-General Guterres urges investment in youth

27 May 2017 – At the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called world leaders to invest in young people, with stronger investment in technology and relevant education and capacity building in Africa.


Kosovo: UN to create trust fund, following panel report on alleged rights violations by peacekeeping mission

26 May 2017 – Taking into account an expert panel report on alleged human rights violations by the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, the Secretary-General has decided to establish a Trust Fund to implement community-based assistance projects, his spokesperson said today.


UN envoy warns of dire crisis as Gaza faces power cuts, gallons of raw sewage pouring into the sea

26 May 2017 – The United Nations Middle East envoy today cautioned that unless urgent measures are taken to de-escalate the crisis now spiralling out of control in the Gaza Strip, there will be devastating consequences for Palestinians and Israelis alike.


‘All refugees want to go home someday’ – UNHCR spokesperson and author Melissa Fleming

26 May 2017 – As Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Melissa Fleming listens to stories of people fleeing for their lives every day. Although she has met many refugees and gotten to know several stories of resilience, when she came across Doaa’s story, she couldn’t sleep at night.


Libya: UN envoy calls on rival groups to immediately halt violence in Tripoli

26 May 2017 – Condemning the surging violence in Tripoli, the top United Nations official in Libya called today for an immediate end to fighting in and around the capital and for rival groups to “put Libyan national interests” ahead of their own.


UN strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

26 May 2017 – The United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General António Guterres today condemned in the strongest terms the killing of at least 28 people in Egypt, with the Council denouncing the attack “heinous” and “cowardly.”


Some 10,000 people fleeing west Mosul every day, UN migration agency warns

26 May 2017 – Citing Iraqi Government figures, the United Nations migration agency today warned that the number of people fleeing West Mosul is soaring – on 18 May, hitting a peak when some 16,100 transited through the Hamam al-Alil screening site – the largest official daily movement of people since the October 2016 military offence began.


Fresh violence empties city in Central African Republic; senior UN official urges more aid

26 May 2017 – A senior United Nations official is calling for additional humanitarian aid in the Central African Republic, where nearly the entire population of the city Bria was forcibly displaced last week.


Civilians in Syria must be spared from anti-ISIL airstrikes – UN rights chief

26 May 2017 – The United Nations human rights chief today urged all warring parties in Syria to take every feasible measure to spare the civilian population from the effects of the armed conflict, noting that civilians are increasing caught in fighting between the Government forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group.


With focus on natural disasters, UN risk reduction forum opens in Mexico

25 May 2017 – Opening a major United Nations conference on risk reduction in Cancun, Mexico, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed cautioned that the world would not reach its development goals without tackling climate change and disaster risk.