AMERICA

08/Jun
Indigenous and environmental rights under attack in Brazil, UN rights experts warn
Welcoming progress in arms laydown in Colombia, UN chief reiterates support to peace process
02/Jun UN will work with Colombian Government and FARC-EP on extended weapons hand-in deadline
01/Jun
US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’ – UN
26/May

FEATURE: UN-backed projects in the Caribbean highlight connection between life on land and life below water

25/May With focus on natural disasters, UN risk reduction forum opens in Mexico

19/May

Venezuela: UN human rights chief regrets opposition leader being blocked to travel
Peru: UN agency supports recovery of some 7,000 farmers from El Niño floods, landslides
18/May UN expert urges Dominican Republic to place child protection at core of tourism strategy
16/May UNESCO urges investigation into murder of award-winning Mexican journalist
13/May Armed group attacks civilians, UN in Central African Republic overnight; peacekeeper killed
12/May
UN rights office urges protection for Salvadoran LGBTI community
Time now to maximize on the opportunities offered in Haiti, highlights head of UN advisory group
11/May
Security Council welcomes commitment of Colombian Government and FARC-EP to peace process
Panama’s financial reform agenda must prioritize combating tax evasion – UN expert
05/May In Colombia’s central Meta region, Security Council witnesses first-hand progress on peace deal
04/May In Bogota, Security Council pledges support to Colombia’s efforts to implement peace process
02/May Citing Uruguay’s ‘inspiring’ record on environment, UN expert says country must do more
28/ApUN rights office troubled by accelerated executions in US with expiring drug a factor
25/Apr Latin America loses billions of dollars to ‘double burden’ of undernutrition and obesity – UN study
21/Apr Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert
20/Apr Venezuela: UN urges all efforts be made to lower tensions in Venezuela
17/Apr Haiti: UN inaugurates water supply system in Lascahobas as part of anti-cholera fight
13/Apr Security Council decides UN Mission in Haiti will close by October; approves smaller follow-on operation
11/Apr Haiti: Recent political advances set stage to address pressing challenges, says UN envoy
07/Apr
UN agencies in Colombia stepping up response efforts in aftermath of devastating landslides
UN, humanitarian partners to launch $40M appeal for flood-hit Peru
06/Apr Zika could end up costing Latin America and the Caribbean up to $18 billion, UN report finds
05/Apr Building solid foundation for peace in Colombia needs ‘consistent vigilance’ – UN envoy
04/Apr Weather, existing socio-economic factors compounded Colombian landslide tragedy – UN agency
03/Apr UN supporting Colombian authorities to aid landslide-effected community
31/Mar UN agency dispatches 3.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine to counter outbreak in Brazil
30/Mar Colombia: UN receives 7,000 weapons from FARC-EP as hunt for hidden caches continues
28/Mar UNESCO chief condemns killing of Mexican reporter in Chihuahua
24/Mar Environmental recovery key to post-conflict development in Colombia – UN agency
13/Mar Following visit to Haiti, UN expert urges more aid for Hurricane Matthew victims
10/Mar Colombian fighting displaced more than 900 families since January – UN agency
09/Mar Americas region adopts ‘historic’ disaster risk reduction plan at UN-backed forum in Montreal
07/Mar Disasters in Americas show challenge of meeting global risk reduction targets – senior UN Official
06/Mar UN-backed forum in Montreal set to agree region-wide disaster risk reduction plan
01/Mar UN Mission in Colombia starts verification as FARC-EP begins turning in weapons
24/Feb Secretary-General asks Member States to express intention on financing UN plan to tackle cholera in Haiti
20/Feb – ‘Historic’ day as last FARC-EP members gather to turn in arms – UN mission in Colombia
10 Feb – Haiti: Peacekeeping chief points to changes in mandate of UN mission
08 Feb – Colombia: UN chief Guterres welcomes start of peace talks with ELN
07 Feb – Haitian Government, UN and partners launch two-year plan aimed at saving lives, building resilience
02 Feb – Marching towards peace, FARC-EP begins turning in arms – UN Mission in Colombia
01 Feb – US travel ban a ‘significant setback’ for those needing international protection – UN rights experts