Meetings Coverage

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

17 October 2017

Concluding General Debate on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Fourth Committee Approves 3 Draft Resolutions, 1 Decision

The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved four draft resolutions and a draft decision today, concluding its general debate on international cooperation in the peaceful uses...

17 October 2017

Amid United Nations Reform, Resident Coodinator System Must Be Adequately Funded, Speakers Stress as Fifth Committee Considers 2018-2019 Cost-Sharing Arrangement

Amid reforms to end fragmentation of the United Nations system, it was crucial to maintain sufficient funding for the Secretary‑General’s representatives working to make the Organization’s...

17 October 2017

Preventive Measures, Accessible Remedies Required to Address Myriad Human Rights Violations, Experts Tell Third Committee During Interactive Dialogues

Experts stressed the need for preventive measures and accessible remedies to mitigate wide‑ranging challenges to human rights, the Sustainable Development Goals and global stability, as the Third...

17 October 2017

Delegates Call for Heightened Commitment to Official Development Assistance, as Second Committee Debates Groups of Countries in Special Situations

Speakers stressed the need to increase official development assistance (ODA), build infrastructure, widen export bases and stimulate trade in least developed and landlocked developing countries, as...

17 October 2017

Stronger Rules Must Guarantee Outer Space Remains Conflict-Free, First Committee Delegates Stress, Calling for New Laws to Hold Perpetrators Accountable

Amid fears of an arms race in outer space, coupled with the transformation of that domain into a zone of conflict, several speakers in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security)...

17 October 2017

South Sudan Leaders Bear Direct Responsibility to End Bloodshed, Reinvigorate Political Process, Peacekeeping Chief Tells Security Council

With regional forces being deployed in South Sudan to strengthen civilian protection, that country’s leaders still bore direct responsibility to end the bloodshed through efforts to reinvigorate the...

Press Releases

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

17 October 2017

Security Council Committee Concerning Sudan Amends One Entry on Its Sanctions List

On 17 October 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan enacted the amendments specified with strikethrough and underline in the entry...

17 October 2017

Leaving No One Behind Means Listening to Poor People, Acting with Them, Says Secretary-General in Message on Day for Eradication of Poverty

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed today:

17 October 2017

Secretary-General Hails Launch of Global Dryland Alliance as Effort to Address Land Degradation, Linked Challenges of Food, Energy Security

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the launch of the Global Dryland Alliance in Doha, 14 October:

17 October 2017

Higher Ambition Key to Success in Building Resilience, ‘Bending Emissions Curve’ by 2020, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Climate Change Forum

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery at the opening of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Pre-Conference of the...

16 October 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Stresses Need for Urgency, Speed in Accelerating Climate Action, at Pre-Conference of Parties Partnership Day

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the UNFCCC [United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] Pre-COP [Conference of Parties]...

16 October 2017

Welcoming Summit on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict, Secretary-General Encourages Building on Positive Momentum for Peaceful Negotiated Settlement

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