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23 January

More than words, ending Yemen crisis needs results, UN envoy says, concluding mission in capital

Religious leaders deserve full support in quest for peace, says UN adviser on genocide prevention

Afghanistan: UN-backed $550 million aid plan aims to reach 5.7 million people

Seven million people in Lake Chad basin ‘living on the edge’ – UN relief official

Secretary-General Guterres approves updated UN whistleblower protection policy

At talks in Astana, UN envoy on Syria urges mechanism to oversee ceasefire

Syria: UNICEF calls for unimpeded aid access to children in besieged Deir ez-Zor

22 January

UN agency urges support for small farmers to help them not just get by, but thrive and feed others

The Gambia: UN and partners hail 'goodwill' of former President Jammeh; commit to work for his dignity, security

20 January

Denouncing terrorist attacks in West Africa, Security Council stresses need to address root causes

Backlogs and brutal weather put refugee and migrant children at risk in Europe – UNICEF

Ground-breaking UN-supported digital tool to enhance green finance

UN agriculture chief calls for stronger water management, improved access for small farmers

Alarmed at destruction in Palmyra, Security Council reiterates need to stamp out hatred espoused by ISIL

UN-backed disaster risk reduction guidelines to help tackle hunger in Latin America

Political uncertainty forces tens of thousands people to flee The Gambia for Senegal: UN

UN agency revises funding requirements to tackle Africa's worst displacement crisis

19 January

UN rights expert welcomes US decision to lift most unilateral sanctions on Sudan

At Davos forum, UN chief Guterres calls businesses ‘best allies’ to curb climate change, poverty

Processed foods drive surge in obesity rates in Latin America and Caribbean – UN-backed report

Gambia: Security Council backs regional efforts to ensure peaceful transfer of power to Barrow

Syria: Ceasefire a ‘disappointment’ for aid access; UN envoy invited to Astana talks

UN rights expert urges Saudi Arabia to use economic plan to bolster women’s rights

UN agency eyes recycling wastewater for large-scale farming

Turkey: UNICEF cites risk of 'lost generation' of Syrian children despite enrolment increase

UN agencies, partners launch new plan to address plight of refugees and migrants in Europe

18 January

At Security Council, top UN political official outlines status of resolution on Iran’s nuclear programme

Top UN humanitarian official in Syria allocates $19 million for emergency response in Aleppo

Three months after Hurricane Matthew, 1.5 million Haitians face hunger – UN agencies report

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded – UN weather agency

Mali: UN condemns suicide bombing of Gao military camp as ‘direct attack’ on peace process

UN forum wraps up in South Africa with a call for better data to improve people’s lives

Following Chelsea Manning’s commutation, UN expert urges pardons for other whistleblowers

Amid outpour of sympathy, UN emergency responders aid bombed Nigerian camp

Yemen: Ongoing humanitarian crisis adding to migrants woes, says UN migration agency

17 January

Donor 'consortium' needed to bolster Haiti's long-term recovery and eradicate cholera, UN adviser says

At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps

At Security Council, senior UN envoy cautions against 'unilateral' action in Middle East

Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand – UN report

Syria: Heavy fighting forces UN food relief agency to suspend airdrops in Deir ez-Zor

One journalist killed every four days in 2016, UN agency finds

Ethiopia: UN-backed humanitarian appeal launched, seeking $948 million in 2017

Bullies target physical appearance, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation – UN reports

Diversity ‘is richness, not a threat,’ UN chief Guterres tells forum on combatting anti-Muslim discrimination

Somalia: Only early action will avert another catastrophe, says senior UN relief official

16 January

UN agency envoy Forest Whitaker honoured for work in peacebuilding, conflict-resolution

UN envoy in Yemen meeting with President, senior officials to push for greater aid access

Ongoing violations of child rights highlighted as UN monitoring body opens annual session

UN refugee agency lauds Europe's rescue efforts in Mediterranean amid 'tragic start' to New Year

New UN manual aims to address management of violent extremists in prison settings

UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems

Killings, rapes in South Sudan continued 'unabated' after July 2016 violence, UN reports

'We must not let 2017 repeat tragedies of 2016 for Syria' – top UN aid officials

15 January

UN Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development

UN mission in South Sudan confirms discussions on regional protection force continuing

14 January

INTERVIEW: Data and accurate information 'critical' in implementation of Agenda 2030 – senior UN official

13 January

More than 90 per cent of children reaching Italy’s shores are separated or unaccompanied – UNICEF

International conference is ‘watershed moment’ for Cyprus negotiations – UN envoy

FEATURE: Number crunchers in the spotlight ahead of UN World Data Forum

Central African Republic: UN-backed humanitarian plan aims to save 2.2 million lives

Amid progress in West Africa and the Sahel, UN envoy warns of region’s political challenges

UN agencies assess dire hygiene, protection needs for women in Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo

Iraq: Thousands displaced from Mosul in ‘desperate’ need of life-saving aid, UN agency reports

UN data reveals huge disparities in cost of a hot meal; the poor are likely to pay far more than the rich

INTERVIEW: Space technology can help create a better world – Simonetta Di Pippo, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs

More must be done to assist, protect freezing refugees and migrants in Europe – UN agency

UN rights chief urges executives gathering in Davos to stand up for human rights

12 January

Paying tribute to earthquake victims, UN adviser says ‘Haiti on its path to political stability’

Humanitarian crisis in Lake Chad Basin 'growing in dramatic fashion,' Security Council told

World's jobless to rise amid economic uncertainty, growing inequality – UN labour report

Syria ceasefire holding amid rising concerns about aid delivery and Damascus water supply – UN envoy

UN-backed campaign to help vaccinate millions of children against measles in north-east Nigeria

Global food prices fall for fifth year in a row, but economic uncertainties remain for 2017 – UN

Inter-communal tensions in Darfur threaten return of millions of displaced people, Security Council told

UN agency hails new polio vaccination regimen in South-East Asia that curbs impact on global supply

Mauritania aims to boost food production through new UN agency agreement

'Cyprus can be symbol of hope' the world badly needs, says UN chief Guterres as conference opens

11 January

Security Council’s ‘encouraging voice’ very important to Colombian peace process, says UN envoy

Humanitarian crisis in Mosul could outlive Iraqi military operations, senior UN official warns

As millions suffer water shortages in Syria, UN looks to keep potable supply safe

World Bank sees ‘moderate’ pick up for global economy in 2017 despite weak investment

Cyprus talks ‘on track’ ahead of international conference – UN envoy

Top UN peacekeeping official pushes for endorsement of DR Congo political accord

Pakistan: UN expert calls for return of four disappeared human rights and social media activists

Migrants battling exposure as freezing temperatures grip Europe, warns UN agency

UN agency renews call for protecting children after deadly attacks in Yemeni capital

Afghanistan: UN condemns latest terrorist attacks against civilians and diplomats

10 January

Hundreds from eastern Mosul getting medical attention amid fight to retake Iraqi city

INTERVIEW: Robert Serry on the ‘Endless Quest’ for Middle East peace, reflections from no man’s land

Amid dwindling donor support, one million displaced Somali refugees grow hopeless, UN agency warns

UNICEF #EarlyMomentsMatter campaign promotes investments in early childhood development

At Security Council, UN chief Guterres makes case for new efforts to build and sustain peace

Effective tobacco policies could save eight million lives and $1 trillion annually, UN reports

Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt that kills 9 policemen

9 January

Haiti: UN inaugurates water supply system in Los Palis as part of anti-cholera fight

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This is the ‘moment of truth’ says UN envoy ahead of international conference on Cyprus

Thousands of Afghan children face acute malnutrition amid ‘unprecedented’ displacement – UN

Iran: UN rights expert warns prisoners of conscience at risk of death after prolonged hunger strike

Yemen: EU-UN partnership to target ‘alarming’ food insecurity