Meetings Coverage

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

19 September 2017

Secretary-General Stresses Political Solutions in Addressing Nuclear, Terrorism, Migration Issues, as United States President Warns Pyongyang

In a world of increasingly fragmented societies and deepening political divides, a greater focus on people — and bolstered trust between them — was critical to tackling the threats posed by nuclear...

15 September 2017

General Assembly Adopts Work Programme, Agenda for Seventy-Second Session, Including Item on Responsibility to Protect

Acting on the recommendation of its General Committee, the General Assembly adopted the work programme and agenda for its seventy-second session today, deciding for the first time in 12 years to...

14 September 2017

African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur Remains Focused on Key Strategic Priorities, Joint Special Representative Tells Security Council

While moving forward with its reconfiguration efforts, the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) remained focused on the implementation of its key strategic priorities,...

14 September 2017

Security Council Approves Mandate, Operations, Size of United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2377 (2017)

The Security Council today approved the Secretary-General’s recommendations regarding the size, operational aspects and mandate of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.

14 September 2017

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2376 (2017)

The Security Council decided unanimously today to extend the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 September 2018 as an integrated special political mission.

13 September 2017

Terrorism, Other Security Threats Diverting Scarce Funds from ‘Staggering’ Lake Chad Basin Humanitarian Crisis, Political Affairs Chief Tells Security Council

Recent progress against Boko Haram notwithstanding, Africa’s Lake Chad Basin continued to suffer a “staggering” and under-funded humanitarian crisis, the United Nations political affairs chief told...

Press Releases

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

19 September 2017

Inclusive, Sustainable Development Best Way to Prevent Violent Conflict, Ensure Lasting Peace, Secretary-General Says at Club of Madrid Meeting

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Club of Madrid meeting on “Security and Development – a Critical Nexus”, in New York today:

19 September 2017

Citing Rise in Weather-Related Disasters, Secretary-General Calls for Faster, Bolder Action to Build Green Economy, at Leaders Dialogue on Climate Change

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Leaders Dialogue on Climate Change, in New York today:

19 September 2017

Women’s Economic Empowerment ‘a Human Rights Issue’, Secretary-General Tells High-Level Panel, Saying Labour Force Excludes Half Those of Working Age

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, in New York today:

19 September 2017

Security Council Committee on Democratic Republic of Congo Meets with Group of Experts, 7 September

On 7 September 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo met with the Group of Experts on the Democratic...

19 September 2017

History Depends on Individual Actions, Secretary-General Says at Luncheon, Urging Heads of State, Government to Positively Shape Future

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ toast at a lunch for Heads of State and Government, in New York today:

19 September 2017

Secretary-General Urges Support for Proposed Global Environment Compact to Ensure Well-Being, Dignity, Prosperity of All

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on the Global Pact for the Environment, in New York today: