Meetings Coverage

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

16 August 2017

Security Council Welcomes ‘Free and Fair’ Kosovo Polls as Special Representative Urges Immediate Formation of New Government

Welcoming Kosovo’s recent free and fair elections, the head of the United Nations mission there stressed today the need to form a new government without delay, resume dialogue with Serbia, and quell...

15 August 2017

Success of Joint Sahel Counter-terrorism Force Hinges on Cooperation, Funding to Fill Capacity Gaps, Key Peacekeeping Official Tells Security Council

The Group of Five Sahel States (G5 Sahel) Joint Force to combat trans-border terrorism and organized crime could make a significant contribution to stabilizing the region by working in tandem with...

10 August 2017

Holistic Solutions in Addressing Gender-Based Violence Key to Tackling Multiple Crises in Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Security Council Told

Donors, neighbouring countries and other partners must invest in holistic solutions to the multiple crises faced by Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo — and felt disproportionately by...

9 August 2017

Security Council Adopts Annual Report to General Assembly

The Security Council adopted its annual report to the General Assembly today for the period 1 August 2015 to 31 December 2016.

9 August 2017

Security Council Presidential Statement Urges Greater Humanitarian Access to Famine-Threatened Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria

Calling upon all parties in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and north-east Nigeria to urgently take steps that would enable a more effective humanitarian response, the Security Council today expressed...

8 August 2017

Support for Two-State Solution, Activities Marking 50 Years of Occupation Figure Prominently in Recent Steps to Ease Tensions, Palestinian Rights Committee Hears

Activities to mark 50 years of Israeli occupation and support the two-State solution had taken centre stage in recent efforts to quell tensions, especially in Jerusalem, and create conditions for...

Press Releases

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

16 August 2017

Secretary-General Appoints Horst Köhler of Germany Personal Envoy for Western Sahara

Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.

15 August 2017

Secretary-General Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Nigeria, Renews Commitment to Support Counter-Measures within Lake Chad Basin Commission

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

15 August 2017

Secretary-General Re-appoints David M. Malone of Canada as United Nations University Rector

Following consultations with the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, and with her concurrence, United Nations Secretary-...

14 August 2017

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Attacks against Peacekeeping Camps in Mali, Warning That Targeting United Nations Peacekeepers May Constitute War Crimes

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

14 August 2017

Secretary-General Commends Outgoing Cyprus Adviser’s ‘Dedication, Commitment, Creativity’ in Advancing Resolution of Decades-Long Dispute

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

14 August 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):