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26 July

Burundi: UN envoy reiterates inclusive dialogue, regional support to political process

On International Day, UN spotlights threatened coastal mangrove ecosystems

UN condemns killing of two peacekeepers in Central African Republic

DR Congo: UN rights chief names international investigators in Kasai abuses

Malnutrition and cholera 'a vicious combination' in war-torn Yemen – UN agency chiefs

UN refugee agency seeks $9.5 million to assist Nigerian returnees from Cameroon

25 July

Peace is the 'bedrock' for women's development and human rights UN deputy chief says in DR Congo

Amid rising tensions in Jerusalem, UN envoy warns of 'grave risk' of escalation in Middle East

Majority of children fleeing to Europe just want to get away, UNICEF reports

UN chief condemns suicide attacks on camps in northeastern Nigeria

24 July

Latest round of UN-led global consultations spotlights migrants’ contributions to development

Security Council cites terrorism, deteriorating humanitarian conditions as challenges for West Africa

UN chief Guterres strongly condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan's Lahore

Ahead of October elections, Security Council urges Liberia to plan for safe, credible polls

Australia's offshore refugee processing causes 'extensive suffering' and must end, says UN agency chief

Afghanistan: UN condemns attack on civilians in Kabul

Back from visit to Myanmar, independent UN rights expert says situation 'worsening'

UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic

23 July

Amid rising violence in Jerusalem, UN and diplomatic partners urge maximum restraint on all sides

22 July

'The time to act is now;' end children's suffering in Iraq and across the Middle East – UNICEF

Guterres 'strongly condemns' stabbing attack that left three Israelis dead in West Bank

21 July

UN chief concerned about unfolding violence in Jerusalem's Old City

In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must 'not let down' millions of people in need

INTERVIEW: Education, women's empowerment 'top priorities' for UN in India, says senior official

Rainy season worsens cholera crisis in Yemen; UN agencies deliver clean water, food

UN report reveals shocking abuse African migrant women face on their journey to Europe

UN health agency urges early action to stave off threat of HIV drug resistance

UN agency lauds new project to register undocumented Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Three displaced families killed in airstrike in south-west Yemen – UN rights wing

20 July

UN Economic and Social Council pledges to accelerate implementation of 2030 Agenda

Sri Lanka: UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons

In Nigeria, UN deputy chief says 'messages of women' vital to sustainable peace, development

'A healthy planet' is birthday wish for UN development agency advocate and 'Game of Thrones' star

Change in behaviour for South Sudan actors 'long overdue,' Security Council told

UN envoy calls for de-escalation of tensions and violence in Jerusalem

AIDS-related deaths decline; 19.5 million people on life-saving treatment – UN report

Drought in DPR Korea threatens food supply during ongoing lean season

South Sudan: UN agency scales up cholera response with 500,000 doses of oral vaccine

Cost of feeding hungry world surging due to conflicts and instability – UN agency

19 July

Least developed countries face challenges in funding sustainable development – UN report

More flexibility and mobility for UN peacekeepers in DR Congo – senior official says

UN reports more people warned against tobacco use, but industry interference continues

UN chief welcomes Seoul’s proposal to reopen dialogue with Pyongyang

VIDEO: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors sing to ban child marriage

UN chief calls tolerance, understanding and compassion 'catalysts for peace'

International community needs to 'change narrative' about Africa – UN chief Guterres

UN refugee agency 'shocked' by reported airstrike and casualties in Yemen

18 July

UN rights expert warns torture routinely used against Sri Lankan security suspects

UN agency seeks $421M to support alternatives for refugees, migrants crossing to Europe

Haiti has chance to solidify stability before UN mission’s drawdown, Security Council told

On Nelson Mandela Day, UN celebrates South African leader’s service to humanity

Libya: UN rights arm sounds alarm for safety of prisoners at imminent risk of torture

Children increasingly targeted for murder, rape in Central African Republic – UNICEF

Japanese YouTube star Piko Taro makes first UN appearance, promotes Global Goals

Not the time for 'blame game,' urges UN Special Advisor on Cyprus

UN deputy chief highlights importance of public institutions in reaching development goals

UNESCO chief calls for probe into killing of Honduran video journalist in Mexico

UN and partners call for nearly $24 million in emergency aid for the Congo's Pool region

Despite some improvements, food security remains dire in Syria – UN agencies

17 July

As ‘drivers’ of innovation, youth need skills and capacity – UN General Assembly President

Global problems need global solutions, UN officials tell ministers at development forum

UN rights group concludes evaluation of Palestinians living under occupation

FEATURE: Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of students

UN food standards body kicks off session by tackling arsenic in rice, pesticide residues

After Mosul victory, senior UN officials detail Iraq’s political and humanitarian needs

Health services, especially vaccines, must ‘reach the unreached,’ stress UN agencies

UN report urges accelerated efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Civilians continue to bear the brunt of Afghanistan's 'ugly war' – UN report

15 July

Syria talks end with 'incremental progress' but 'no breakthrough' – UN envoy

YouTube star Lilly Singh named UNICEF goodwill envoy

Two years on, UN chief stresses 'sustained commitment essential' for Iran nuclear deal

14 July

Faith central to hope and resilience, highlights UN chief, launching initiative to combat atrocities

Ahead of Sunday's consultation in Venezuela, UN voices concern for demonstrators

DR Congo: UN refugee agency sounds alarm as displacement sees no end in Kasai region

Guterres condemns deadly attack on Israeli police officers in Old City of Jerusalem

Security Council extends mandate of UN Iraq Mission for one year

Strong partnership between UN and Member States vital to end sexual exploitation and abuse

'Smart' money moving to 'green' financing, reveals new UN report

UN warns of worsening hunger in East Africa amid third consecutive failed rainy season

13 July

UN envoy calls on Security Council to further support fight against terrorism in West Africa, Sahel

Despite some humanitarian progress in Eritrea, UN relief official urges continued aid to tackle hunger

As Haiti struggles to stamp out cholera, UN urges further international support to combat disease

UN’s economic advice ‘proven accurate’ and applicable for sustainable development, review finds

Liberation of Mosul a 'milestone' in global fight against ISIL – UN Security Council

Security Council deplores ongoing violence, attacks on civilians in Central African Republic

Leveraging ICTs critical to achieve Global Goals, UN highlights in new report

World loses 'principled champion,' says UN rights chief on death of China's Liu Xiaobo

Tourism key to foster trade for least developed countries – UN-backed report

12 July

UN human rights expert calls unofficial visit to Belarus ‘first step’ towards cooperation

UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict urges protection of survivors released from ISIL-held Mosul

Senior UN officials urge concrete action to end Yemen conflict, ease ‘appalling’ humanitarian situation

New sites inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list

UN in South Sudan concerned about civilians fleeing clashes in Upper Nile

Billions around the world lack safe water, proper sanitation facilities, reveals UN report

11 July

Eleven global banks partner with UN to make financial markets more climate transparent

Aid agencies in Yemen forced to shift resources from fighting hunger to cholera – UN

Asia-Pacific moving in ‘wrong direction’ on some development targets, notes UN regional report

UN agency helps nearly 100,000 migrants return home in 2016

Security Council warned DR Congo’s violence on rise amid little political progress

Living conditions in Gaza 'more and more wretched' over past decade, UN finds