Meetings Coverage

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

23 September 2017

Differing Views on How to Preserve Stability amid Existential Threats, as General Debate Considers Security, Human Rights, International Law

Security, human rights and international law took centre stage at the General Assembly today, with States diverging over how best to preserve their stability in the face of existential threats, as...

22 September 2017

Speakers Consider Value of Interdependence, Multilateralism, Joint Action in Tackling Global Challenges, on Fourth Day of Annual General Debate

The interdependence of States and the benefits of joint action must be recognized and reaffirmed, the General Assembly heard today, as speakers debated the value of multilateralism in addressing...

21 September 2017

Global Cooperation, Tackling Root Causes Central to Fight against Terrorism, World Leaders Stress on Third Day of General Debate

Spotlighting terrorism as one of today’s greatest challenges, Heads of State and other Government officials outlined their vision for combating that phenomenon — including through stronger...

21 September 2017

Lessons Learned from Action Plan on Iran Nuclear Programme Could Help De-escalate Korean Peninsula Tensions, Speakers Tell Security Council

The de-escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula should flow from the lessons generated by the diplomacy that shaped the agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme, speakers in the Security Council...

21 September 2017

Security Council Requests Creation of Independent Team to Help in Holding ISIL (Da’esh) Accountable for Its Actions in Iraq

The Security Council today asked the Secretary-General to establish an independent investigative team to support domestic efforts to hold Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh)...

20 September 2017

Violating Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Would Only Destroy Its Credibility, Undermine Global Confidence, Iran’s President Tells General Debate

Rising nuclear tensions, the unfolding humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the impending threats posed by the effects of climate change were among pressing issues that world leaders emphasized...

Press Releases

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

25 September 2017

Secretary-General, at Launch of Ban Ki-Moon Center for Sustainable Development, Praises Predecessor for ‘Waking Up the World’ to Climate Change Realities

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the launch of the Ban Ki-moon Center for Sustainable Development, in Seoul today:

24 September 2017

Condemning Deadly Attack on Peacekeepers in Mali, Secretary-General Urges Expedited Implementation of Peace Accord to Isolate Terrorist Groups

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

23 September 2017

South-East Asian Nations Should Intensify Action, Humanitarian Relief for Myanmar, Secretary-General Says, Pledging Support to Help Resolve Crisis in Rakhine State

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-United Nations ministerial meeting, in New York today:

22 September 2017

Annual Treaty Event Advances Multilateral Instruments, Including First Legally Binding Instrument Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons

On the side-lines of the seventy-second general debate at United Nations Headquarters, 71 Member States and two Observer States undertook a total of 98 treaty actions in a four-day event that ended...

22 September 2017

2030 Agenda Acknowledges Sport as Key Enabler of Sustainable Development, Peace, Deputy Secretary-General Says during High-Level Exhibition

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the High-Level Exhibition on Harnessing the Power of Sport in Achieving Sustainable Development, in...

22 September 2017

Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries Operationalized, 22 September

The Technology Bank, a new body dedicated to the least developed countries was operationalized today, with the signing of the Host Country Agreement and the Contribution Agreement between the...