Meetings Coverage

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

19 January 2017

Security Endorses Recognition by African Union, Regional States, of Adama Barrow as President-Elect of Gambia, Unanimously Adopting 2337 (2017)

The Security Council endorsed today the decisions of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union to recognize Adama Barrow as President-elect of the Gambia.

18 January 2017

Speakers in Security Council Praise Accord on Iran’s Nuclear Programme as Major Diplomatic Achievement, Call for its Continued Implementation

Delegates in the Security Council today called for the continued implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear programme, praising the historic accord as a significant...

18 January 2017

Implementing Mali Peace Accord Only Way Forward, amid Growing Sophistication of Deadly Terrorist Attacks, Peacekeeping Chief Tells Security Council

A car bomb that killed more than 50 people at a military base in Gao this morning was a stark reminder of the multiple obstacles hobbling Mali’s ongoing peace process, the head of United Nations...

17 January 2017

Divisions over Resolution on Settlements Deemed Illegal Risk Destroying Peace Prospects, Special Coordinator Tells Security Council

Divisive positions among Israelis and Palestinians following last month’s adoption of resolution 2334 (2016) risked destroying the prospects for peace, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East...

13 January 2017

United Nations Must Continue Supporting West Africa’s Efforts to Uphold Gambia Election Results, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Amid a “rising tide of democracy” across the African continent, the United Nations must continue to support regional efforts to ensure that the Gambia’s recent election results were upheld, stressed...

12 January 2017

Boko Haram Still Threatens Civilians in Lake Chad Basin, Officials Warn Security Council, Urging United Front to Repair Material, Social Damage

Despite the gains made against Boko Haram by countries in the Lake Chad Basin region, the extremist group remained a threat, carrying out asymmetric attacks against civilians, senior United Nations...

Press Releases

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

19 January 2017

United Nations Headquarters to Host Official Opening of Poster Exhibition ‘State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda’, 24 January

The Department of Public Information will officially open a provocative exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on the important role of propaganda in bringing the Nazi Party to...

19 January 2017

Business Best Ally in Implementing Climate Accord, Secretary-General Tells Davos Special Session, Stressing Need to Mobilize Private Sector

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the special session event titled “Cooperation for Peace:  Tackling the Root Causes of Global Crises”, in Davos, Switzerland, today:

19 January 2017

Secretary-General Calls New President of Gambia, Voices ‘Deep Concern’ Over Outgoing Leader’s Refusal to Step Aside, Refugee Outflow into Senegal

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

19 January 2017

Secretary-General Appoints Derk Segaar of Netherlands Director of United Nations Information Centre in New Delhi

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Derk Segaar of the Netherlands as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in New Delhi, covering India and the Kingdom of...

19 January 2017

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs Regional Centre to Help Philippines Build Capacity for Control of Small Arms, Light Weapons

NEW YORK, 19 January (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific has launched a project to assist the Philippines in...

18 January 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Gao, Mali

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Olof Skoog (Sweden):