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The UN has expressed grave concern over the security and humanitarian situation in South Sudan and called for an end to the harrassment of humanitarian personnel.
When young people have decent jobs, political weight, negotiating muscle and real influence in the world, they will create a better future, says the UN Secretary-General.
The international community must intensify efforts to provide regular and safe avenues of migration and access to protection, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
Amid reports of political upheaval in Burundi, the UN Secretary-General has called for calm and restraint and urged the country's leaders to preserve peace and stability.
Despite huge challenges in getting access, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has managed to deliver humanitarian supplies to Qamishli in north-east Syria.
In the first three months of 2015, civilian casualties from ground engagements rose by eight per cent compared to the same period last year, according to newly released UN figures.
UN support for Saudi counter-narcotics policing has been questioned in the light of figures showing around half of the country’s 48 executions this year have been for drugs offences.
The UN has called on Pakistan to permanently halt the planned execution of Shafqat Hussain and to investigate all cases of children on the country's death row.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has called for emergency support for farmers in Vanuatu, where the majority of crops have been destroyed by Cyclone Pam.
Christian Aid is to make an initial £25,000 available to partner organisations providing emergency supplies to the Pacific island of Vanuatu in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam.