Meetings Coverage

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

8 December 2017

All Measures Imposed under Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme Implemented in Full, Security Council Concludes, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2390 (2017)

The Security Council concluded today that all the measures imposed in its resolutions 1958 (2010) and 2335 (2016) pursuant to Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations in relation to the Iraq...

8 December 2017

Amid Widespread Human Suffering, Speakers in General Assembly Underline Need to Strengthen Coordination of Humanitarian, Disaster Relief Assistance

More people than ever before, displaced by conflict and natural hazards, required aid and relief from the international community, the General Assembly heard today as speakers stressed the need to...

8 December 2017

Resolutions Promoting Moderation, Establishing International Day of Living Together in Peace Adopted by General Assembly

The General Assembly adopted a consensus resolution today declaring 16 May as the “International Day of Living Together in Peace”, while a second text — titled “Moderation” — was adopted by a...

8 December 2017

Security Council Outlines Modes of Support, Reimbursement for Joint Anti-Terrorism Force in Sahel, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2391 (2017)

The Security Council today welcomed the steady and rapid progress achieved in making the joint force of the Group of Five Sahel States (G5 Sahel) functional, including through fulfilment of its...

8 December 2017

Chairs of Subsidiary Bodies Brief Security Council on Sanctions, Counter-Terrorism, Peacekeeping Operations

Members of the Security Council were briefed this morning by the Chairs of various subsidiary bodies, who reported on the Committees’ activities on such matters as counter‑terrorism efforts and the...

8 December 2017

United Nations Position on Jerusalem Unchanged, Special Coordinator Stresses, as Security Council Debates United States Recognition of City

The abiding position of the United Nations on Jerusalem was that the city remained a final status issue to be determined through a comprehensive, just and lasting solution to be negotiated between...

Press Releases

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

8 December 2017

United Nations Palestinian Rights Committee Calls upon United States to Rescind Decisions on Jerusalem

Following is the statement by the General Assembly’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People regarding the recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the...

8 December 2017

Secretary-General Hails Historic, Peaceful Elections in Nepal, Reiterating United Nations Support for National Efforts towards Inclusive Government

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

8 December 2017

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

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Koro Bessho (Japan):

8 December 2017

Security Council 1718 Sanctions Committee Underlines Humanitarian Exemptions Pursuant to Paragraph 26 of Security Council Resolution 2375 (2017)

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006), in order to dispel any potential misunderstandings about the Security Council sanctions regime on the Democratic People’...

8 December 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Stresses ‘Common Goal’ of Protecting Lebanon from Regional Tensions, at International Support Group Meeting

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the Ministerial Meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon, in Paris today:

8 December 2017

Underlining $11 Billion Gap in Global Humanitarian Funding, Secretary-General Urges Pledging Conference to Support ‘Super’ Central Emergency Response Fund

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today: