Meetings Coverage

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

22 June 2017

General Assembly Adopts Resolution Seeking International Court’s Advisory Opinion on Pre-independence Separation of Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius

The General Assembly requested today that the International Court of Justice render an advisory opinion on the legal consequences arising from the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius...

22 June 2017

Special Committee on Decolonization Approves 9 Draft Resolutions, Including Text Calling for Fair Self-Determination Process in French Polynesia

The Special Committee on Decolonization sent nine draft resolutions to the General Assembly today, including on the Question of French Polynesia, garnering calls from petitioners who attested on one...

21 June 2017

Conference Concludes First Reading of Draft Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

Delegations considering an instrument that would prohibit nuclear weapons concluded their first-read through of the entire draft this morning, before proceeding to informal discussions in the...

21 June 2017

Security Council Extends, Expands Sanctions against Democratic Republic of Congo to Cover Those Attacking Peacekeepers, Adopting Resolution 2360 (2017)

The Security Council today extended its arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban on the Democratic Republic of the Congo until 1 July 2018, expanding those sanctions to cover individuals and...

21 June 2017

Peacekeeping Chief Recommends No Change in South Sudan Mandate Owing to Persistent Hostilities, Stalled Dialogue

The Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, citing a lack of real progress towards ending hostilities and resuming dialogue in South Sudan, today recommended no changes to the mandate of...

21 June 2017

Afghanistan’s Government Must Work to Improve Trust in Security Sector amid Rising Tensions, Terrorist Attacks, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Warning that the situation in Afghanistan was unusually tense and that a recent tide of violent terrorist attacks had brought underlying political tensions to the surface, the United Nations top...

Press Releases

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

22 June 2017

Secretary-General Appoints Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon Special Representative, Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (...

22 June 2017

Secretary-General Stresses ‘Vital’ Need to Examine Effectiveness of War-on-Drugs Approach, in Message for International Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed on 26 June:

22 June 2017

Secretary-General Shares Regional Bloc’s Concern about Casualties of Recent Ceasefire Violations in Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh

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

22 June 2017

Data for Democracy Wins Unite Ideas #IDETECT Data Challenge to Monitor Worldwide Patterns of Internal Displacement

The United Nations announced today that Data for Democracy (D4D) has won the Unite Ideas Internal Displacement Event Tagging and Extraction Clustering Tool (#IDETECT) data challenge.

21 June 2017

Secretary-General Commends Tajikistan’s Efforts to Reduce Poverty, Advance Water Goals, in Remarks at Forum on Sustainable Development Partnerships

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the opening of a national conference on “Strengthening of Partnerships for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in the Face of...

21 June 2017

Secretary-General Appoints Ana Maria Menéndez of Spain Senior Adviser on Policy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ana Maria Menéndez of Spain as the next Senior Adviser on Policy.