UN News

What follows are links to the ten latest "top news stories" from the UN News Centre. 

Click on the title-link of any story to see the full version with pictures, if available. Some punctuation in the original UN feed may not display properly here, but clicking through to the source will correct the problem. Whenever newer stories appear on top, older stories drop off the bottom. Current and previous stories and reports can be searched and retrieved at this link:  UN News Centre


UN News Centre - Top Stories

A world of news from the world organization.

Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned today's attack against a convoy of the United Nations mission in northern Mali that killed three Bangladeshi peacekeepers.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 5:00 am
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, echoing other senior government officials today and throughout the General Assembly’s annual general debate, questioned how, after the spate of recent catastrophic events in the Caribbean, South Asia and elsewhere, one could deny that “climate change is real, and it is upon us.”
Posted: September 24, 2017, 1:50 am
Tanzania has integrated ‘sustainability’ into its development plan 2016-2021, with an eye towards becoming a middle-income country by 2025, its top foreign affairs official told the United Nations General Assembly today.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 1:09 am
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate, Ibrahim Ahmed Abd al-Aziz Ghandour, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sudan, said his country has “turned the page” on conflicts and has embarked on an era of peace and stability, including through the establishment of a unity Government that includes members of former armed groups.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 12:54 am
Citing the continuing deterioration of the security situation in the sub-Saharan Sahel, regional leaders at the General Assembly’s annual general debate today called on the United Nations to provide sufficient resources to the regional G5 Sahel joint force to combat the scourge.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 12:24 am
Mounting the podium of the General Assembly, Burundi today stressed the importance of national sovereignty within the United Nations.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 12:23 am
Iraq is an independent sovereign federal State following democratic processes which have enabled all its people to participate in society, said the country’s top foreign affairs official at the United Nations General Assembly, expressing opposition to a referendum planned by the regional government of Kurdistan.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 12:14 am
Noting that no one country can solve complex issues that transcend national boundaries, Singapore highlighted in an address to the United Nations General Assembly the need for a universal and rules-based multilateral system to confront the global challenges.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 12:13 am
The threat of terrorism is among the most serious challenges facing the international community, Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, told the United Nations General Assembly today, stressing that his country would continue to work to counter the scourge, as well as extremism, in all forms and manifestations.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 11:25 pm
A stronger United Nations is more than ever needed to address the multiple crises facing the world, the Maldives to the General Assembly’s 72nd annual general debate today.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 11:24 pm