Meetings Coverage

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

26 May 2017

Special Coordinator Warns Security Council of ‘Explosive’ Environment Developing in Middle East While Welcoming United States President’s Personal Engagement

While welcoming the United States President’s personal engagement in Israel-Palestine issues today, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process warned of an “explosive environment”...

26 May 2017

Security Council Authorizes African Union to Maintain Mission’s Deployment in Somalia until 31 August, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2355 (2017)

The Security Council today decided to authorize member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 August.

25 May 2017

Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 7 Groups for Special Status with Economic and Social Council, Postpones Action on 75

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 7 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, while deferring action on 75 others.

25 May 2017

International Cooperation to End Tax Crimes Crucial for Achieving Sustainable Growth Agenda, Speakers Say as Development Financing Forum Concludes

The global movement under way to stamp out international tax fraud was central to ending the booming illegal cross-border flow of money and capital obstructing realization of the Sustainable...

25 May 2017

Life in War Zones Remains Grim, with Cities Turned into Death Traps, Civilian Suffering ‘Pushed to the Limits’, Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Despite 15 years of steadily growing international attention to the question of protecting civilians in conflict situations, life in war zones around the world remained grim, with suffering “pushed...

25 May 2017

Speakers in Fifth Committee Support 2016/17 Budget Proposal for New Office to Help Member States Implement Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Delegates today expressed support for a budget proposal to establish a new counter-terrorism office, as the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) took up reports on the Organization’s Global...

Press Releases

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

26 May 2017

Secretary-General Condemns ‘Despicable’ Terrorist Attack in Egypt

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

26 May 2017

Secretary-General to Establish Trust Fund for Displaced Roma, Askhali, Egpytian Communities in Northern Kosovo Following Human Rights Panel’s Findings

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

26 May 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Minya, Egypt

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Elbio Rosselli (Uruguay):

25 May 2017

Secretary-General Says ‘No One Is Winning Today’s Wars, Everybody Is Losing’, as Security Council Debates Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, in New York today:

24 May 2017

Secretary-General Thanks Departing Special Adviser on Policy for Years of Service, Hailing Kyung-Wha Kang as ‘a Voice of the Voiceless’

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

24 May 2017

Peacekeeping among Most Effective Investments in Peace, Security, Prosperity, Secretary-General Says in Message on Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message — “Investing in Peace around the World” — on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, to be observed on 29 May: