Meetings Coverage

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

21 September 2017

Security Council Requests Creation of Independent Team to Help in Holding ISIL (Da’esh) Accountable for Its Actions in Iraq

The Security Council today asked the Secretary-General to establish an independent investigative team to support domestic efforts to hold Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh)...

20 September 2017

Violating Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Would Only Destroy Its Credibility, Undermine Global Confidence, Iran’s President Tells General Debate

Rising nuclear tensions, the unfolding humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the impending threats posed by the effects of climate change were among pressing issues that world leaders emphasized...

20 September 2017

Security Council Reaffirms Primary Role of States in Preventing Conflict, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2378 (2017) on Peacekeeping Reform

The “primacy of politics” — including through mediation, ceasefire monitoring and assisting in the implementation of peace accords — should be the hallmark of the United Nations approach to resolving...

20 September 2017

World Leaders Urge Universal Accession, as They Sign Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons at Headquarters Ceremony

Leaders of the United Nations, national Governments and civil society urged universal accession to the new international agreement prohibiting nuclear weapons, as dozens of Heads of State and...

19 September 2017

Secretary-General Stresses Political Solutions in Addressing Nuclear, Terrorism, Migration Issues, as United States President Warns Pyongyang

In a world of increasingly fragmented societies and deepening political divides, a greater focus on people — and bolstered trust between them — was critical to tackling the threats posed by nuclear...

15 September 2017

General Assembly Adopts Work Programme, Agenda for Seventy-Second Session, Including Item on Responsibility to Protect

Acting on the recommendation of its General Committee, the General Assembly adopted the work programme and agenda for its seventy-second session today, deciding for the first time in 12 years to...

Press Releases

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

21 September 2017

Reliable Funding, Regional Integration Vital for Positive Outcomes in African Industrialization, Deputy Secretary-General Tells High-Level Event

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the High-Level Event on African Industrialization, in New York today:

21 September 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission Peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Tekeda Alemu (Ethiopia):

21 September 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission Peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Tekeda Alemu (Ethiopia):

21 September 2017

Secretary-General Welcomes Peaceful Holding of Local Elections in Nepal as Crucial Step Towards Federalism, Representative Governance

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

21 September 2017

Secretary-General Urges Regional Ministerial Conference on Ageing to Address Challenges of Longevity, Unleash Its Potential

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Ministerial Conference on Ageing, in Lisbon today:

20 September 2017

Climate Finance, Private Investment Key to Sustained Growth in Vulnerable Nations, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Landlocked Developing Countries Meeting

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the annual ministerial meeting of the Group of Landlocked Developing Countries, in New York today: