Meetings Coverage

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

22 August 2017

Amid Heightened Israeli-Palestinian Tensions, Violence, Parties Must Recommit to Two-State Solution, Political Affairs Chief Tells Security Council

Against the backdrop of heightened tensions and multiple violent incidents in and around Jerusalem — as well as a worsening humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip — the top United Nations political...

18 August 2017

Deplorable, Man-Made Catastrophe Escalating in Yemen, Humanitarian Chief Tells Security Council, Urging Immediate Funding of Cash-Strapped Relief Plan

The “deplorable, avoidable and completely man-made catastrophe” in Yemen continued to worsen and ravage the lives of millions of people facing famine, the world’s largest ever single-year cholera...

17 August 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo Grappling with Heavily Networked Armed Groups Funded by Gold Smuggling, Security Council Hears, as Expert Body Mourns Slain Members

Tremendous challenges were facing the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the dynamics of the conflict ever-changing, an illicit trade in artisanal gold funding increasingly fragmented but heavily...

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...

Press Releases

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

21 August 2017

United Nations Group of Experts, Conference on Geographical Names Conclude Meetings at Headquarters with Model for New Organization

The eleventh United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names and the thirtieth session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names concluded on 17 and 18 ...

21 August 2017

United Nations Disarmament Fellowship Programme Opens 2017 Session in Geneva

The 2017 United Nations Programme of Fellowships on Disarmament begins today at the United Nations Office at Geneva with the participation of young diplomats and other Government officials from 25 ...

19 August 2017

Secretary-General Condemns Terrorist Attack in Finland

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

18 August 2017

New Permanent Observer for International Organization of La Francophonie Presents Letter of Appointment

The new Permanent Observer for the International Organization of La Francophonie to the United Nations, Narjess Saidane, presented her letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres...

18 August 2017

New Permanent Representative of Ireland Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, Geraldine Byrne Nason, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 August 2017

New Permanent Representative of New Zealand Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, Craig John Hawke, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.