United Nations News Centre

10 August

Iraq launches UN-supported action plan to save the lives of mothers and newborns

Investing in women key to sustainable peace in DR Congo and Nigeria – UN deputy chief

Over 500,000 children in Libya need aid; UNICEF urges political solution to years-long crisis

Smugglers throw hundreds of African migrants off boats headed to Yemen – UN

UN agency begins moving hunger-relief assistance to Nigeria’s troubled northeast


9 August

Expert concludes review of new information on death of former UN chief Dag Hammarskjöld

Guterres appoints British journalist to lead UN global communications department

Syria: UN relief wing voices concern about civilians caught in crossfire in Raqqa city

With devastating impact on civilians, conflict is ‘major cause of famine’ – UN Security Council

Protecting indigenous peoples’ rights ‘is protecting everyone’s rights’ – UN


8 August

Recovery in Iraq’s war-battered Mosul is a ‘tale of two cities,’ UN country coordinator says

Search and rescue missions in Sahara Desert help 1,000 migrants, says UN migration agency

Mauritania: UN chief says ‘disagreements’ over referendum results must be addressed peacefully

Quick response critical to stem year-long cholera outbreak in South Sudan – UN agency

UN refugee agency voices ‘grave concern’ as crisis escalates at Manus Island processing centre

Venezuela: UN urges Government and opposition to relaunch political talks

South Sudan: Deployment of UN-mandated regional protection force begins


7 August

Colombia: UN-backed team ambushed; one wounded in attack

UN chief urges Venezuelans to ease tensions and engage in negotiations

Ahead of elections, UN calls on Kenyan authorities to ensure peaceful polls

Yemen: Senior UN relief official voices concern at reports of airstrikes on civilians

UN health agency working to boost malaria prevention and control in north-eastern Nigeria

‘Don’t turn a blind eye’ to dire situation of children in DR Congo’s Kasai region – UNICEF


6 August

On anniversary of Hiroshima bombing, UN chief calls for intensified effort on nuclear disarmament


5 August

UN Security Council toughens sanctions on DPR Korea over ballistic missile launches


4 August

UN officially notified of US intention to withdraw from Paris climate pact

New UN human rights office to open in Liberia in early 2018

Syria: UN study finds foreign fighters return ‘disillusioned’ by groups they joined

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