Meetings Coverage

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

23 October 2017

Occupation, Natural Resource Exploitation by Israel Hindering Social, Economic Gains in Palestinian Lands, Syrian Golan, Delegates Tell Second Committee

Israeli occupation and natural resource exploitation continued to hamper social and economic development in the occupied State of Palestine and the Syrian Golan, speakers told the Second Committee (...

23 October 2017

With ‘Dark Side of Innovation’ on Horizon, First Committee Delegates Call for Joint Action in Combating Cyberattacks

States must join forces to combat the rising threat of non-State actors maliciously using information and communications technology to destabilize socioeconomic development, delegates told the First...

23 October 2017

With Millions Lacking Food, Education, Shelter, Targeted Approaches Needed to Meet Needs of Most Vulnerable, Mandate‑Holders Tell Third Committee

Millions of people across the world were without access to food, education and housing, with poverty the main obstacle to realizing their basic human rights, special mandate‑holders told the Third...

23 October 2017

Delegates Take Up Drafts on ‘Crimes Against Humanity’, ‘Provisional Application of Treaties’, as Sixth Committee Reviews International Law Commission Report

The interaction between the Sixth Committee (Legal) and the International Law Commission was central to the codification and progressive development of international law, the Committee heard today as...

23 October 2017

With New York Headquarters Renovation Set for Completion by End of 2017, Speakers in Fifth Committee Seek Data on Energy Savings, Physical Accessibility Gains

With the capital master plan in its final phase after nearly 15 years and an investment of $2.31 billion, the United Nations must take stock of lessons learned and best practices from the ambitious...

20 October 2017

Delegates in Fourth Committee Call for Balanced Use of New, Old Media amid Concern over Digital Rift Dividing Developed, Underdeveloped Nations

Many delegates expressed concern about the digital divide between developed and developing countries, calling for balanced use of both new and traditional media to ensure democratic engagement with...

Press Releases

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

23 October 2017

Activities of Secretary‑General in Washington, D.C., 19‑20 October

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres arrived in Washington, D.C., from New York on Thursday afternoon, 19 October.

22 October 2017

United Nations, African Union Chiefs Urge Cooperation with Electoral Commission in Kenya Presidential Poll, Stress Need for Restraint by Security Services

Following is the joint statement of the African Union and the United Nations on the forthcoming presidential election in Kenya, issued today in Addis Ababa and New York:

21 October 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in El Wahat Desert, Egypt

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President François Delattre (France):

20 October 2017

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Attacks in Afghanistan

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

20 October 2017

Security Council Committee Concerning Libya Renews, Amends Entry of Vessel on Its Sanctions List

On 20 October 2017, the Committee renewed the listing and enacted the amendments specified with strikethrough and underline in the entry specified below on its List of individuals and entities...

19 October 2017

Mutually Reinforcing Accords Create Pathway to Unlocking Great Lakes Region’s, Potential, Secretary-General Tells Heads of State, Government

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Said Djinnit, his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, to the seventh Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government...