Meetings Coverage

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

20 July 2017

Resolute Action Key to Retaining Development Gains, Meeting 2030 Agenda by Target Date, Speakers Say as Economic and Social Council Concludes High-Level Segment

Turning promises into progress in achieving a sustainable future depended on harnessing a collective will and taking resolute action to meet the deadline set in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

20 July 2017

Speakers Condemn New Israeli Restrictions on Jersualem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque as International Conference Opens

BAKU, Azerbaijan, 20 July — Against the backdrop of escalating tensions in the holy city of Jerusalem — sparked by the closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the imposition of restrictions on worshippers...

20 July 2017

Anti-Palestinian Bias, ‘Weaponization of Religion’ among Key Obstacles to Peace, Say Panellists, as International Conference on Jerusalem Question Continues

BAKU, Azerbaijan, 20 July — Warning that tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem had reached a breaking point, speakers outlined a range of challenges — from increasing discrimination...

20 July 2017

South Sudan’s Leaders Must End Pursuit of Political Objectives through Violence, Assistant Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Briefing the Security Council on the situation in South Sudan today, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations said the success of an Intergovernmental Authority for Development (...

20 July 2017

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2368 (2017), Security Council Reaffirms Its Resolve to Combat Terrorism

The Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution reinforcing its resolve to adapt to evolving terrorist threats, encouraging Governments to update their methods for cutting off funds to...

19 July 2017

Concluding Session, High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Adopts Ministerial Declaration Aimed at Expediting Fulfilment of 2030 Agenda

The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development today adopted a Ministerial Declaration aimed at accelerating the pace of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to lift...

Press Releases

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

20 July 2017

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Removes One Entry from Its Sanctions List

On 20 July 2017, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings...

20 July 2017

Secretary-General Commends Sri Lanka’s Creation of Missing Persons Office

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

20 July 2017

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds Two Names to Its Sanctions List

On 20 July 2017, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh) and Al‑Qaida approved the addition of the entries specified...

19 July 2017

Headquarters to Host Forty-Fourth Meeting of Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf, 24 July to 8 September

NEW YORK, 19 July (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-fourth session from 24 July to 8 September.

19 July 2017

Secretary-General, Addressing Security Council Open Debate, Stresses Shared African Union, United Nations Interest in Keeping Conflict from Escalating

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security, in New York today:

18 July 2017

Amid Wave of Discrimination, Extremism in Middle East, Peacebuilding Dialogue Must Encompass Influential Local, Religious Leaders, Secretary-General Says

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at a panel discussion on the role of religious leaders in peacebuilding in the Middle East, in New York today: