Meetings Coverage

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

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...

24 May 2017

Raising Domestic Revenues, Resisting Protectionism Key to Funding Sustainable Development Goals, Speakers Tell Economic and Social Council Forum

The Economic and Social Council Forum on Financing for Development follow-up opened its expert segment today with a panel discussion and set of three thematic round tables dedicated to garnering the...

24 May 2017

Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 46 Groups for Special Status, Defers Action on 48 in Third Day of Session

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 46 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, while deferring action on the status of 48 others.

Press Releases

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

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:

24 May 2017

Fallen Peacekeepers Shared Common Purpose, Uncommon Courage, Secretary-General Says at Medal Ceremony, Calling Them ‘Most Important Element of UN Branding’

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal ceremony, in New York today:

24 May 2017

Laying Wreath to Honour Fallen Peacekeepers, Secretary-General Says Mission for Peace Would Not Succeed without Their Courageous Sacrifice

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony honouring fallen peacekeepers in New York today:

23 May 2017

Universal Implementation of Taxation Norms Will Boost National Efforts to Mobilize Resources, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Event on Tax Transparency

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the closing of the event on Sustainable Development Goal Financing, Tax Cooperation and...