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25 May

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

Attacks on hospitals and medical staff ‘symptoms of grave disregard’ for international law – UN chief

On Africa Day, UN chief says world must move from ‘managing crises to preventing them’

UNICEF urges G7 leaders to adopt six-point action plan to keep refugee children safe

Formal trade in Africa can improve region, prospects for women – UN agency reports

24 May

Yemen: UN envoy raises concern over attack on his convoy during visit to Sana’a

South Sudan: ‘Fighting must stop now’ so millions can be spared from famine, say UN agency chiefs

Preserving cultural heritage, diversity vital for peacebuilding in Middle East – UNESCO chief

UN rights chief concerned about health of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israel jails

‘All roads should lead to universal healthcare,’ says new WHO chief

Top UN official in South Sudan urges Security Council to advance ‘common strategy’ on political process

Violence in North Africa, Middle East puts health of 24 million children in jeopardy – UNICEF

Marking International Day, UN honours dedication and service of peacekeepers

Senior UN official appeals for aid to stop 'unprecedented' spread of cholera in Yemen

DR Congo: 400,000 children in Greater Kasai at risk of severe acute malnutrition, UNICEF warns

23 May

New secure Internet app aids UN peacekeeping maintain and share statistics

Samples from alleged chemical attacks in Syria reveal evidence of sulfur mustard, sarin – UN official

FEATURE: "We invest in peace"

UN resilience ‘scorecard’ to help cities curb disaster losses from climate change, other risk drivers

Two UN ‘blue helmets’ killed in attack in northern Mali

Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom elected to top UN health post

One year after humanitarian summit, UN stresses reforms to put people ‘at heart’ of decision-making

With funding ‘down to a trickle,’ UN agency renews warning over Burundi refugees

INTERVIEW: Achieving global development goals ‘inconceivable’ without reducing disaster risk, stresses UN official

UN chief, Security Council strongly condemn terrorist attack on Manchester concert

Despite progress, life for children in Myanmar's remote areas remains a struggle, UNICEF warns

On International Day, UN agency urges 'hope, healing, dignity' for fistula sufferers

22 May

Security Council strongly condemns ballistic missile test by DPR Korea

In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures

UN forum aims to ensure 'promises made are promises kept' on financing for development

UN refugee agency ramps up response as Libya’s humanitarian crisis deepens

Syria: Amid 'promising' diplomatic steps, UN envoy says hostilities continue on the ground

Persistent persecution of Bahá’í in Yemen ‘unacceptable,’ and must stop, says UN expert

On Day for Biological Diversity, UN says tourists must protect nature that draws them

Climate-vulnerable islands in spotlight ahead of UN disaster risk reduction forum in Mexico

INTERVIEW: ‘Our peacekeepers are saving lives every day’ – new UN peacekeeping chief

World must focus on dual task of defeating ISIL, rebuilding Iraq, UN envoy tells Security Council

UN experts urge Indonesia to free jailed politicians, repeal its blasphemy law

UN agency works to fill humanitarian vacuum in north DR Congo after aid groups' departure

21 May

On World Day, UN agencies urge countering threats to cultural diversity

20 May

Libya: UN chief urges all sides to restore calm in aftermath of deadly attack on southern airbase

19 May

Peru: UN agency supports recovery of some 7,000 farmers from El Niño floods, landslides

Intra-Syrian talks end with ‘incremental progress;’ possible resumption in June – UN negotiator

Venezuela: UN human rights chief regrets opposition leader being blocked to travel

UN-backed treaty on mercury to enter into force; ‘pivotal moment’ in combat against harmful chemicals

Thousands of migrants rescued on Mediterranean in a single day – UN agency

Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen spreading at ‘unprecedented’ speed, UN warns

In wake of ‘WannaCry’ attacks, UN cybersecurity expert discusses Internet safety

Southern Africa: UN, Mozambique host first-ever forum to fight trafficking of people with albinism

UN agency micro-loan helps Palestine refugee’s small business thrive amid rubble of Syrian war

South Sudan: UN report exposes human rights violations against civilians in Yei

UN emergency food agency sending rations to war-torn Central African Republic

Yemen's war pushing Somali refugees to return home – UN agency

UN chief congratulates Algeria on peaceful parliamentary elections

18 May

Challenges can derail Bosnia and Herzegovina from path of stability, Security Council told

UN envoy urges defusing tensions over Palestinian hunger strike in Israeli jails

Number of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children hits ‘record high’ – UNICEF

Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province – UN

Identifying all-time deadliest weather events, UN says history can help mitigate future disasters

UN expert urges Dominican Republic to place child protection at core of tourism strategy

Industry leaders agree to implement UN agency's standards on clinical trial reporting

Mosul: 200,000 more people could be displaced as battle nears Old City – UN

17 May

Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world's development challenges

Amid 'alarming rise' in obesity, UN study finds one in three European adolescents overweight

As Somalia combats insecurity, drought worsens 'more rapidly than projected' – UN official

Secretary-General Guterres praises a united Europe as 'fundamental pillar' of strong UN

As four countries face famine, world 'must step up now' says top UN food security forum

On day against homophobia, UN officials urge respect for sexual and gender diversity

UN agency, IKEA partnership leads to first solar farm in refugee camp

Big data can have a 'big impact' on achievement of Global Goals, UN says on IT Day

Reporting of global death statistics improving, UN agency reports

Côte d'Ivoire: UN chief welcomes country's return to calm after unrest

16 May

UNESCO urges investigation into murder of award-winning Mexican journalist

Anaemic economic growth in some regions hampers progress on Global Goals, UN report finds

In first official visit to Mali, new peacekeeping chief praises Government’s support for UN mission

One in four children in North Africa, Middle East live in poverty – UNICEF study

UN envoy warns against Kosovo and Serbia trading ‘ethno-nationalist’ barbs

With barely enough money for food, conflict-displaced Ukrainians struggling to survive – UN

Soaring temperatures pose new threat to Mosul’s displaced – UN migration agency

Conflict-related child deaths hit new high in Afghanistan, UN warns

Amid hunger strike, UN expert urges Israel to comply with international law on detention

UN aids Yemenis in embattled Mokha; warns of cholera’s spread amid crippled health systems

Deaths of 1.2M adolescents mostly preventable with improved health services – UN agency

Spreading violence in Central African Republic sets off 'loud alarm bells' – UN human rights chief

15 May

UN health agency deploying technical experts to site of Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Sexual violence in conflict ‘legitimate threat’ to peace and security – UN deputy chief

UN condemns DPR Korea’s ballistic missile launch

Annual UN Asia-Pacific policy forum session spotlights poverty eradication, sustainable energy

Amid ‘dramatic’ climate changes, UN launches plan to step-up polar weather and sea-ice monitoring

Ongoing forest destruction has put Asia-Pacific at risk of missing global development targets – UN agency

South Sudan: UN, partners seek $1.4 billion for 'world's fastest growing refugee crisis'

14 May

UN chief 'outraged' by latest attacks in CAR, warns they could be war crimes

At China's Belt and Road Forum, UN chief Guterres stresses shared development goals

13 May

Armed group attacks civilians, UN in Central African Republic overnight; peacekeeper killed

12 May

Time now to maximize on the opportunities offered in Haiti, highlights head of UN advisory group

ESCAP: 70 years of UN efforts to advance socio-economic development in Asia and the Pacific

Central African Republic: UN honours fallen ‘blue helmets’

UN informed of Ebola virus outbreak in northern DR Congo

Iraq: UN refugee agency opens twelfth camp as displacement escalates in west Mosul

UK’s Mark Lowcock appointed to head up UN relief wing