Meetings Coverage

Summaries of official meetings and events at UN Headquarters and overseas conferences.

19 January 2018

Security Council Presidential Statement Calls for Action to Avert Threats against Security, Stability In Afghanistan Ahead of Debate on Pressing Challenges

Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Afghanistan and the Central Asian States, the Security Council today adopted a presidential statement,...

18 January 2018

Upholding International Treaties, Greater Trust among Political Leaders in Korean Peninsula, Middle East Key to Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Security Council Told

Speakers highlighted the importance of nuclear non‑proliferation treaties and of strengthening confidence and trust among political leaders of the Korean Peninsula and the Middle East, as the...

18 January 2018

Amid Rising Number of Conflicts Worldwide, Security Council Presidential Statement Underlines Urgent Need for Advancing Preventive Diplomacy Tools, Practices

Expressing concern over the growing number of conflicts worldwide, the Security Council today underlined an urgent need for redoubled efforts for prevention and resolution.

17 January 2018

Robust International Support for Libya Central to Ending Violence, Creating Effective Government, Mission Chief Says, Warning Status Quo Unsustainable

Ending a languishing humanitarian crisis in Libya and stamping out the spectre of violence and clashes that continued to kill and injure civilians across the country hinged on strong international...

17 January 2018

Persistent Insecurity in Afghanistan ‘Main Obstacle to Stabilization Efforts’, Says Representative, Briefing Security Council on Visiting Mission

The Security Council’s visiting mission to Afghanistan in January had revealed that it would take more than a military solution for the conflict in that country to end, and that there had been added...

11 January 2018

Climate-Related Violence, Boko Haram Attacks Stand to Hamper Democratic Elections Across West Africa, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Despite progress in West Africa and the Sahel, particularly regarding democratic and peaceful political transitions, the security situation in the region remained a grave concern, the Security...

Press Releases

Press releases from the main United Nations bodies, as well as offices and departments of the Secretariat.

19 January 2018

Renata Dwan of Ireland Appointed Director United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Renata Dwan of Ireland as Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).  The...

19 January 2018

Central Asia, Afghanistan Possess Potential to Become Symbols of Dialogue, Peace, Secretary-General Tells Security Council Debate on Building Regional Partnerships

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council debate on building regional partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia to link security and development, in New...

18 January 2018

Security Council Committee Concerning Libya Renews, Amends Entry of Vessel on Its Sanctions List

On 18 January 2018, the Committee renewed the listing and enacted the amendments specified with strikethrough and underline in the entry specified below on its List of individuals and entities...

18 January 2018

Confidence-Building Measures Supporting Arms Control Extremely Critical, Secretary-General Tells Security Council Meeting on Non-proliferation

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the briefing on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, in New York today:

17 January 2018

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Constitutes ‘Major Achievement of Nuclear Non-Proliferation’, Says Secretary-General on Implementation Anniversary

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

16 January 2018

Activities of Secretary-General in Netherlands, 20-22 December 2017

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres left New York on Wednesday, 20 December 2017, to attend the closing ceremony of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague,...