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
US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’ – UN

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


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
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
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
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