News in Brief

News in Brief 24 August 2017 (AM)

Europe: Refugee and migrant arrivals drop but dangers persist, says UNHCR

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News in Brief 23 August 2017 (PM)

UN appoints first Victims’ Rights Advocate

The United Nations has appointed an advocate for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.

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News in Brief 23 August 2017 (AM)

Learning about slave trade history contributes to fairer societies: UNESCO

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News in Brief 22 August 2017 (PM)

Senior UN official calls for re-commitment to two-State solution

The recent crisis in Jerusalem has highlighted the need for a clear re-commitment by Israelis and Palestinians to ending occupation and realizing a two-State solution, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 22 August 2017 (AM)

Appeal for justice for ISIL’s women victims in Iraq

Authorities in Iraq are being urged to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice.

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News in Brief 21 August 2017 (PM)

UN readying to support civilians fleeing from Iraqi city

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News in Brief 21 August 2017 (AM)

WHO working to prevent spread of diseases in the wake of Sierra Leone tragedy

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News in Brief 18 August 2017 (PM)

UN relief chief laments lack of progress in Yemen

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News in Brief 18 August 2017 (AM)

Security Council expresses solidarity with Spain following Barcelona attack

The UN Security Council has condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona which killed 13 people and wounded more than 100 others.

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News in Brief 17 August 2017 (PM)

UN campaign stresses that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget

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