Meetings Coverage

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

27 July 2017

Syria Situation Remains ‘Extremely Difficult’ for Civilians, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Tells Security Council

Despite declining violence in some parts of Syria in recent months, the country’s humanitarian and protection situation remained extremely difficult for civilians, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator...

27 July 2017

Opening 2018 Session, Economic and Social Council Elects New President, Adopts Provisional Agenda, Working Arrangements

Declaring open its 2018 session, the Economic and Social Council elected by acclamation Marie Chatardova (Czech Republic) as its new President and adopted its provisional agenda and working...

27 July 2017

Security Council Renews Mandate of United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus for 6 Months, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2369 (2017)

The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months today, while asking the Secretary-General to conduct a strategic review of...

26 July 2017

Differing Political Positions Continue to Fuel Deterioration of Socioeconomic Situation, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Burundi’s socioeconomic Situation continued to deteriorate due to the ongoing political situation in the East African country, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy said today as he briefed the...

26 July 2017

Economic and Social Council Denies Consultative Status to Non-governmental Group with Alleged Terrorism Ties, Fills Vancancies in Subsidary Bodies

The Economic and Social Council concluded the third round of Coordination and Management meetings of its 2017 session today, adopting eight decisions on civil society’s participation within the...

26 July 2017

Security Council Issues Presidential Statement Stressing Need to Implement 31 December 2016 Peace Accord in Democratic Republic of Congo

The Security Council stressed today the urgent need for swift implementation of the 31 December 2016 political agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, so that the Government could organize...

Press Releases

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

28 July 2017

New Permanent Representative of Russian Federation Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

27 July 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Libya

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Liu Jieyi (China):

27 July 2017

Secretary-General Urges Maldives Government to Refrain from Acts of Harassment, Intimidation against Parliamentarians, Civil Society, Media

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

27 July 2017

Secretary-General Welcomes News that Crisis in Jerusalem Old City Has Been Defused

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

26 July 2017

New Permanent Representative of Maldives Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Ali Nasser Mohamed, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.