News in Brief

News in Brief 29 September 2017 (PM)

Flash appeal to help hurricane-affected Dominica

Humanitarians are appealing for US$31 million to support the Caribbean island of Dominica, hit hard by Hurricane Maria, the United Nations has announced.

Audio -

News in Brief 29 September 2017 – Geneva (AM)

At least 60 Rohingya feared dead in boat tragedy “easily in sight of land”

Audio -

News in Brief 28 September 2017 (PM)

Many “just a step away from starvation” around Lake Chad: UN relief chief

Many citizens of the countries that surround Africa’s Lake Chad are “just a step away from starvation” and in need of sustained international support.

Audio -

News in Brief 28 September 2017 (AM)

45% of all abortions are “unsafe”: WHO study

Audio -

News in Brief 27 September 2017 (PM)

UN chief welcomes Saudi Arabia decision giving women the right to drive

UN officials are welcoming Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift the ban on women drivers.

The announcement was made on Tuesday and will come into effect in July 2018.

Audio -

News in Brief 27 September 2017 (AM)

UN rights chief “appalled” by mass execution in Iraq

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he is “appalled” at the mass execution of prisoners in Iraq over the weekend.

Audio -

News in Brief 26 September 2017 (PM)

UN needs to add more “substance” to South Sudan peace effort: Mission chief

The UN needs to add more “substance” to help end South Sudan’s brutal civil war and fulfil the promise of peace for the world’s youngest country.

Audio -

News in Brief 26 September 2017 (AM)

“Control room” in Bangladesh will monitor Rohingya health needs: WHO

Audio -

News in Brief 25 September 2017 (PM)

Iraq: UN chief concerned about Kurdistan vote

The UN Secretary-General has expressed concern over Monday’s referendum in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, citing its “potentially destabilizing effects.”

Audio -

News in Brief 25 September 2017 (AM)

UN chief condemns deadly attack on blue helmets in Mali

The killing of three peacekeepers in Mali has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

The blue helmets from Bangladesh were part of a convoy travelling in the Gao region on Sunday which came under attack.

Audio -