News in Brief

News in Brief 30 June 2017 (PM)

Security concerns still to be overcome at Cyprus talks

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News in Brief 30 June 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Families unite in appeal to find Kosovo's missing persons

Relatives of those who went missing in the Kosovo conflict have called on their governments and the international community to take “full responsibility” to find their loved ones.

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News in Brief 29 June 2017 (PM)

UN chief heads to Switzerland for Cyprus talks

The UN Secretary-General will attend talks underway in Switzerland to decide the future of Cyprus.

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News in Brief 29 June 2017 (AM)

UNHCR warns against involuntary return of Nigerian refugees

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News in Brief 28 June 2017 (PM)

UN rights chief worried about civilians in Raqqa

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News in Brief 28 June 2017 (AM)

Berlin meeting focuses on development and economic benefits of migration

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News in Brief 27 June 2017 (PM)

UN chief meets with US foreign committee representatives

The importance of “positive” US engagement at the United Nations was among topics on the agenda during talks between the UN Secretary-General and members of the House Foreign Affairs committee in the country’s capital on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 27 June 2017 (AM) – Geneva

At least 50 migrants suspected dead in Niger desert

Fifty-two migrants are lost, suspected dead in a desert in central Niger, after they were reportedly abandoned by people smugglers, the UN said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 26 June 2017

UN chief calls for collective action against drug abuse

Countries are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to honour their commitments to address drug abuse and trafficking.

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News in Brief 23 June 2017 (PM)

More than US$350 million pledged for Uganda refugee efforts

The Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees has concluded with more than US$350 million pledged to help the country deal with its fast-growing refugee emergency.

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