Meetings Coverage

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

22 November 2017

Concerns Aired about Syria Envoy Office, Adviser on Genocide Prevention, as Fifth Committee Examines Budgets for Special Political Missions

As the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today examined the recommended 2018 budgets for special political missions and the assistance mission in Iraq, one delegate objected to aspects...

21 November 2017

Security Council Reiterates its Condemnation of Trafficking in Persons, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2388 (2017)

The Security Council reiterated its condemnation of trafficking in human beings today, particularly the sale of people by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da’esh), as well as...

21 November 2017

Concluding Intense Session, Third Committee Approves 5 Draft Resolutions on Children’s Rights, Assistance to Refugees, Persons with Disabilities

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) concluded its seventy‑second session today, approving five draft resolutions on the rights of children, assistance to refugees, persons with...

21 November 2017

Adopting Draft on Afghanistan, General Assembly Condemns Targeting Civilians, Urging States to Deny Terrorist Groups Sanctuary

Concluding a two-day debate on Afghanistan, the General Assembly adopted a draft resolution on the situation in that country today, reiterating its grave concern about the security landscape,...

20 November 2017

Third Committee Approves 14 Draft Resolutions on Human Rights Defenders, Migrants, Girl Child amid Contentious Votes over Agreed Language, Additional Costs

In a day filled with voting and contentious debate, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today expressed itself on human rights defenders, migrants and the safety of journalists by...

20 November 2017

Security Council, General Assembly Fill Final Vacancy on International Court of Justice

The Security Council this afternoon, meeting independently from but concurrently with the General Assembly, elected Dalveer Bhandari (India) to the International Court of Justice for a nine‑year term...

Press Releases

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

24 November 2017

Secretary-General Condemns Attack against Mosque in Bir al-Abed, Egypt

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

24 November 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Egypt

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Sebastiano Cardi (Italy):

22 November 2017

Briefing by Chair of Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Democratic Republic of Congo on Visit to Region, United Arab Emirates

On 13 November 2017, the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo briefed the members of the Committee on...

22 November 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Elections in Liberia

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Sebastiano Cardi (Italy):

22 November 2017

Secretary-General Appoints Pernille Dahler Kardel of Denmark Acting Special Coordinator for Lebanon

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Pernille Dahler Kardel of Denmark as Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

22 November 2017

Ending Violence against Women Hinges on Wielding Political Will to Tackle Pervasive Patriarchy, Secretary-General Stresses on International Day

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in New York today: