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28 March

Mobile solutions to empower, educate refugees and displaced persons take spotlight at UN forum

In Senegal, UN General Assembly President calls for sustainable management of marine resources

DR Congo: UN and regional partners express concern about Kasaï unrest

Belarus: UN expert decries Government’s return to mass violence against peaceful protestors

Protecting human rights essential in promoting sustainable supply chains – UN experts

Half of all health facilities in war-torn Yemen now closed; medicines urgently needed – UN

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Mexican reporter in Chihuahua

Mosul: UN rights chief urges civilian protection as sniper fire, airstrikes kill dozens

Around 22 million children could soon starve without urgent aid, UNICEF warns

Supporting Syrian refugees not only an act 'of generosity' but also of 'enlightened self-interest' – UN chief

27 March

Possessing nuclear weapons ‘fundamentally incompatible’ with world's aspiration for peace – UN official

Children suffer grave violations in Sudan’s conflict – UN reports

UN report explores ways urbanization can be a catalyst for rural development

Near East and North Africa: Conflicts threaten to erode gains in region’s zero-hunger battle

UN agency chief urges stronger cooperation to aid refugees' transfer from Greek islands

Children paying the heaviest price as conflict in Yemen enters third year – UN

26 March

UN appalled at killing of aid workers in South Sudan

25 March

On International Day, UN chief Guterres calls on all to stand in solidarity with detained staff

Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks 'going dark' to support protecting the planet

UN envoy calls for urgent measures to protect ceasefire in Syria

Hoping to build with 'incremental, constructive steps' – UN envoy for Syria

24 March

International efforts towards Middle East peace must be matched by steps on the ground – UN envoy

Closing session, UN Commission agrees roadmap to women’s economic empowerment

Building peace requires culture, education – message of historic UN Security Council resolution

UN spotlights slave descendants’ legacy of achievements, overcoming ‘dark chapter of human history’

PHOTO FEATURE: The enduring legacy of the transatlantic slave trade

FEATURE: Cuba’s rich musical heritage rooted in African rhythm

Outgoing UN peacekeeping chief praises reduced cost of operations, as agility increases

INTERVIEW: Amid increased suffering, responsibility to protect all the more necessary – UN Special Adviser

Marking World Tuberculosis Day, UN seeks to address stigma, protect patient rights

Environmental recovery key to post-conflict development in Colombia – UN agency

Hundreds of thousands trapped in Mosul with 'worst yet to come' – UN agency

Two years on, Yemen conflict targets children, food trucks and even fishermen's boats - UN

UN agencies, partners to launch polio vaccination campaign across Africa

Child rights must be at the centre of Syria peace talks – UNICEF

23 March

DPRK’s latest ballistic missile and engine test raises risk of regional arms race – UN Security Council

International, independent probe of alleged violations in Yemen needed – UN deputy rights chief

UN condemns deadly terrorist attack in London; expresses solidarity with UK government and people

Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel

Security Council and region must ‘speak with one voice,’ end suffering in South Sudan – UN chief

‘We can no longer turn our backs’ on communities affected by migration crisis in Libya – UN agency chief

Iraq a country of hope amid debris of war, says UNICEF chief wrapping up visit

UN envoy and Pope Francis meet on enhancing cooperation to protect children from violence

In cyclone’s wake, UN appeals for $20 million to help affected populations in Madagascar

Somalia: A moment of hope amid tragedy, says UN envoy

UN agency, Ugandan government call for urgent support amid influx of South Sudanese refugees

Faced with ‘clear science, real threats,’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal – UN

World Meteorological Day celebrates importance of clouds for weather, climate and water

22 March

FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference

Vital for Sri Lanka to send message that 'impunity is no longer tolerated' underlines UN rights chief

ICC adds one year to Bemba's conviction for attempted bribery of witnesses

'Nothing can grow without water,' warns UNICEF, as 600 million children could face extreme shortages

DR Congo: UN, partners need urgent aid for over 370,000 displaced in south-east province

UN atomic agency co-hosts international meeting on cancer in developing countries

Wastewater should be recognized as a valuable resource, UN says on World Water Day

21 March

Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into ‘truly uncharted territory’– UN agency

In Juba, UN peacekeeping chief urges political solution for South Sudanese crisis

At UN event, people with Downs Syndrome ‘speak up’ to influence government policy and action

Greener energy for a third of the world bodes well for all, says UN on International Forest Day

DPR Korea facing ‘entrenched, largely forgotten’ humanitarian crisis, senior UN official warns

Despite progress, world’s most marginalized still left behind – UN development report

‘Stand up against intolerance and eliminate discrimination,’ says UN chief Guterres

UN agency voices concern about forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

UN approves $22 million loan to boost agricultural work to prevent famine in Somalia

Deteriorating security situation in DR Congo 'a source of major concern,' warns UN envoy

Warming earth threatens to release huge amounts of carbon – UN agency

Poetry gives us hope to scale and climb 'cloudy summits of our time' – UN cultural agency

Nowruz a reminder that heritage helps make resilient, sustainable societies – UN cultural agency

20 March

UN urges building more just, equal societies to increase people’s happiness and well-being

Put Libya ahead of ‘narrow interests,’ UN envoy urges as situation worsens across the country

UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues

Ahead of International Day, UN rights chief urges governments to target hate speech, crimes

UN aid 'pushed to limits' as 320,000 more civilians may flee west Mosul

18 March

Ahead of International Day, UN and Smurfs team up to promote happiness and sustainable development

17 March

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan for one year

UN forum in Paris to spotlight mobile learning for refugees and displaced persons

Toll on refugee and migrant children continues to mount one year after EU-Turkey deal – UNICEF

‘Constant surveillance’ needed to tackle resurgent outbreak of avian influenza – UN agency

In Europe, UN envoy urges political and financial support for Yemenis

More than 14,000 asylum-seekers relocated from Greece and Italy, says UN migration agency

Smarter use of natural resources can inject $2 trillion into global economy by 2050 – UN

EU-UN cash transfer plan for education aims to reach 230,000 refugee children in Turkey

'The clear objective of our time is parity' rooted in women's empowerment – UN chief Guterres

South Sudan now world's fastest growing refugee crisis – UN refugee agency

UN Broadband Commission urges public-private partnerships to reach 'the unconnected'

16 March

UN announces interagency group to coordinate global fight against antimicrobial resistance

Guterres grateful for US support as largest UN contributor; will work with Member States on reform

Employers must address all aspects of gender-based violence in workplace – UN Women chief

Relief operations in western Mosul reaching ‘breaking point’ as civilians flee hunger, fighting – UN

Half of Central African Republic’s people need aid; Security Council discusses peace operations

UN appeals for nearly $170 million to aid pastoralists in northern Kenya

Somalia: UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign targets 450,000 people

15 March

PHOTO FEATURE: UN Women’s Commission tackles parity and empowerment in changing workplace

UN reports slow women's political parity; launches latest 'Women in Politics' map

Peace in Syria an imperative ‘that cannot wait,’ UN chief Guterres says as war enters seventh year

At Security Council, UN officials urge governments to implement rules on prosecuting traffickers

Yemen ‘one of worst hunger crises in the world,’ UN-supported study finds

14 March

South Sudan: UN expert urges action to end rights abuses in a country where 'impunity is the norm'

UN launches 'Platform of Champions' calling to end global gender pay gap

UN rights wing urges calm, protection of civilians amid hostilities in eastern Libya