Meetings Coverage

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

28 April 2017

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Mission for Refrendum in Western Sahara, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2351 (2017)

The Security Council decided this afternoon to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 2018.

28 April 2017

Lack of Communication with Pyongyang Dangerous, Secretary-General Warns, as Security Council Takes Up Non-Proliferation

The absence of communication with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, especially military-to-military channels, was dangerous, the Secretary-General warned the Security Council today,...

28 April 2017

Indigenous Peoples Demand Greater Voice in United Nations Bodies, Push States to Implement Declaration, as Permanent Forum Ends First Week of Session

The very survival of indigenous peoples depended on States taking swift action to rapidly recognize and respect all human rights, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues heard today, concluding the...

27 April 2017

Empowering Indigenous Women Strengthens Their Communities, Nations in Face of Adversity, Speakers Tell Permanent Forum as Session Continues

The empowerment of indigenous women as powerful agents of change could only strengthen their communities and nations in the face of environmental and other challenges, the Permanent Forum on...

27 April 2017

Emergency Relief Coordinator Stresses Urgent Need for ‘Real Progress’ by Security Council to ‘Stymie Tide of Death’ in Syria

Condemning the latest attacks on civilians in Syria today, the United Nations humanitarian chief told the Security Council that real progress was needed to “stymie the tide of death” in that country.

27 April 2017

General Assembly Adopts 2 Resolutions Establishing Six-Point Framework for Halting Deforestation, Forest Degradation

The General Assembly today adopted the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030, a wide-reaching six-point framework aimed at halting deforestation and forest degradation, while also...

Press Releases

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

28 April 2017

Conflict in North-East Asia Would Have Global Implications, Secretary-General Warns, as Security Council Considers Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in New York today:

28 April 2017

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

On 28 April 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...

27 April 2017

Secretary-General’s Spokesman Calls for Calm, Restraint in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Saying Violence Unacceptable

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

27 April 2017

Secretary-General Appoints Edmond Mulet of Guatemala Head of Security Council Joint Investigative Mechanism on Chemical Weapon Use in Syria

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Edmond Mulet of Guatemala as the Head of the independent three-member panel to lead the Organisation for the...

26 April 2017

Secretary-General Calls for Global Recommitment to Fighting Organized Crime, Military Build-Ups, Terrorism, in Message to Moscow Security Conference

Following is UN Secretary-General’s António Guterres’ message, delivered by Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, to the sixth Moscow Conference on International Security,...

26 April 2017

Economic Commission for Europe Plays Crucial Role in Success of 2030 Agenda, Paris Agreement, Secretary-General Says in Seventieth-Anniversary Message

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the seventieth anniversary of the Economic Commission for Europe, in Geneva today: