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24 February

Donors pledge $670 million at UN-backed conference to support aid operations in Lake Chad region

UN reports more than 300 migrant deaths on Mediterranean crossing in first two months of 2017

At global UN consultation, health leaders underline need for action on migrant health

UN rights experts urge action to curb 'invisible threat' of toxic air

23 February

Perpetrators of recent terrorist attack in Iraq must be held accountable – UN Security Council

Next gen, ‘lightning’ fast global communication network on track for 2020 entry – UN agency

Central African Republic: Senior UN relief official urges access to civilians in north-eastern provinces

UN chief urges Syrians at Geneva negotiations to seek political solution; Envoy to meet parties on workplan

Millions in Lake Chad suffering ‘at no fault of their own’ need world’s support, urges UN aid chief

UN health agency reports depression now ‘leading cause of disability worldwide’

‘Turn the tide on plastic’ urges UN, as microplastics in the seas now outnumber stars in our galaxy

Security Council extends mandate of UN Guinea-Bissau peacebuilding office through 2018

Yemen's health system another victim of the conflict – UN health agency

22 February

Syria negotiations may not yield breakthrough, but momentum needs to be maintained – UN envoy

Central African Republic: Four UN peacekeepers wounded in ambush by armed group

OSCE seeks to defuse conflicts, combat radicalization and build trust, UN Security Council told

Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion – UN

Haiti: New grant to help UNICEF strengthen efforts to tackle cholera

Business-as-usual not an option with future global food security in jeopardy, cautions UN agency

Humanitarian agencies seek $1 billion to provide life-saving aid to millions in northeast Nigeria – UN

21 February

Trial of Gaddafi regime a 'missed opportunity for justice' – UN human rights chief

Multilingual education is 'absolutely essential,' UNESCO chief says on Mother Language Day

At Security Council, UN chief Guterres highlights global significance of a peaceful Europe

UN refugee agency focuses on sheltering displaced as Iraqi offensive moves to west Mosul

'Time running out' for 1.4 million children in 'man-made' crises in Africa, Yemen – UNICEF

Yemen's brutal two-year conflict forcing displaced to return home amid persisting risks – UN

'Time lost means lives lost,' warns UN aid chief, releasing funds to tackle drought in Ethiopia

'We cannot give up the fight' to end child recruitment, says UNICEF chief

20 February

UN Security Council condemns latest terrorist attack in Mogadishu

DR Congo: UN rights chief calls on Government to halt violence by security forces

UN honours 'outstanding diplomat,' Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, who passed away at 64

'Historic' day as last FARC-EP members gather to turn in arms – UN mission in Colombia

Critical food aid shortages hit Africa's refugees hard, UN warns

Amid global paradox, solutions that unify economic and social progress needed – UN labour chief

Famine declared in region of South Sudan – UN

19 February

UN, international organizations condemn attacks on civilians in parts of Central African Republic

Attack in Somali capital a reminder of extremists' indifference towards human life – UN envoy

18 February

UN aid agencies preparing for 'all scenarios' as western Mosul military operations set to begin

At Munich Security Conference, UN chief Guterres highlights need for 'a surge in diplomacy for peace'

17 February

Germany is symbol of tolerance and hospitality for those in need of protection – UN chief Guterres

Iraq: UN condemns car bomb attack in Baghdad

A decade on, UN urges all Governments to endorse convention on enforced disappearance

Atrocities will end in South Sudan only when perpetrators 'face consequences' – UN rights official

Central African Republic: UN mission reinforces presence in restive Bambari

One million Ukrainian children now need aid as number doubles over past year – UNICEF

INTERVIEW: Governments should think twice before putting children in detention – UN expert Manfred Nowak

Global heat melts Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to record lows – UN agency

'No time to lose' as humanitarian catastrophe looms in Somalia – UN agencies

16 February

UN chief Guterres welcomes the Gambia’s rescission of its withdrawal from International Criminal Court

Pakistan: UN condemns deadly terrorist attack on Sufi shrine in Sindh province

Yemen: Senior UN aid official ‘appalled’ by airstrikes that kill women and children

Aid obstacles are ‘matter of life and death’ for besieged Syrians, says senior UN adviser

UN and regional partners urge DR Congo parties to resume political talks

Path to Middle East peace ‘riddled with hazards,’ UN envoy tells Security Council

South Sudan: UN deplores lack of information on 20,000 people displaced in Upper Nile

Iraq: UN health agency delivers medical aid to newly retaken areas of Mosul

New UN report reveals obstacles to combat impunity for conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine

15 February

PODCAST: The power of bearing witness – how rape became an ‘act of genocide’

Situation in Central African Republic warrants continued international attention, UN Security Council told

UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website

In Cairo, UN chief Guterres underscores political solutions to ease tensions in regional hotspots

Innovative, coordinated response helps end yellow fever outbreak in Angola, DR Congo – UN agency

Teleworking may seem easier, but it could disrupt your work-life balance – UN reports

In a period of 'profound uncertainty,' stand up for human rights, urges UN rights chief in global appeal

UN emergency food agency to feed some 220,000 people in conflict-affected Ukraine

14 February

UN chief Guterres announces steps towards reforming Organization’s peace and security architecture

Ukraine: UN warns of civilian casualties in ‘face to face’ fighting in country's east

UN food relief agency working with Sri Lanka to end hunger and malnutrition

Guinea-Bissau: Sustaining economic growth requires political stability, says UN envoy

In Oman, UN chief Guterres seeks ways to help bring peace to Middle East

Synthetic drugs are making headway in Afghanistan, UN agency reports

Drought drives food price spike in East Africa, UN warns

Nine countries join UN-supported network to halve maternal, newborn deaths in clinics

Reported killings in DR Congo town could amount to serious rights violations - UN rights arm

13 February

Civilians in Syria’s ‘Four Towns’ need support as humanitarian catastrophe looms – UN relief official

UN Security Council urges joint measures to protect ‘critical infrastructure’ from terrorist attacks

In Dubai, UN chief addresses deficit of trust between governments, citizens and institutions

Make food systems climate resilient now or future production will be compromised – UN warns

UN strongly condemns DPR Korea's ballistic missile launch

'Radio provides accessible, real-time medium to bridge divides,' UNESCO says on World Day

UN and partners launch muliti-year appeal for DR Congo

Amid unprecedented needs, UN and partners launch $1.6 billion aid appeal for South Sudan

12 February

Afghanistan: UN mission expresses grave concern at high civilian casualties in Helmand

UN chief Guterres engages in 'constructive' discussions on Yemen, Libya with Saudi Foreign Minister

11 February

Security Council strongly condemns continued fighting in South Sudan

In Turkey, UN chief Guterres discusses Syria, Iraq, Cyprus with President

DR Congo: UN mission strongly condemns persistent violence in Kasai Provinces

'The world needs science and science needs women,' UN says on International Day

10 February

INTERVIEW: ‘It’s time to work with young people, not just for young people’ – outgoing UN Youth Envoy

In Turkey, UN chief Guterres spotlights collective responsibility for refugee protection

Haiti: Peacekeeping chief points to changes in mandate of UN mission

Somalia: UN Security Council urges sustained momentum towards democratic governance

Senior UN officials call for close cooperation to address migrant, refugee flows in Libya

South Sudan, Africa's largest refugee crisis, needs urgent response – UN agency

'Year of Pulses' closes with call to build on strong momentum among famers, private sector – UN

Yemen: As food crisis worsens, UN agencies call for urgent assistance to avert catastrophe

9 February

Fighting reaches 'worrying proportions' in South Sudan's north-east – UN mission

Central African Republic: Senior UN official condemns armed, forceful entry into hospital

Averting famine should be 'top of the agenda' for new Somali government, says UN chief Guterres

UN calls for 50 per cent increase in funding for mine action in 2017