Meetings Coverage

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

26 July 2017

Differing Political Positions Continue to Fuel Deterioration of Socioeconomic Situation, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Burundi’s socioeconomic Situation continued to deteriorate due to the ongoing political situation in the East African country, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy said today as he briefed the...

26 July 2017

Economic and Social Council Denies Consultative Status to Non-governmental Group with Alleged Terrorism Ties, Fills Vancancies in Subsidary Bodies

The Economic and Social Council concluded the third round of Coordination and Management meetings of its 2017 session today, adopting eight decisions on civil society’s participation within the...

26 July 2017

Security Council Issues Presidential Statement Stressing Need to Implement 31 December 2016 Peace Accord in Democratic Republic of Congo

The Security Council stressed today the urgent need for swift implementation of the 31 December 2016 political agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, so that the Government could organize...

25 July 2017

Economic and Social Council Adopts Texts on Repercussions of Israeli Occupation, South Sudan Crisis, Haiti’s Development, during Coordination, Management Meeting

The Economic and Social Council adopted seven resolutions and one decision on issues ranging from Haiti’s long-term development, to the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation,...

25 July 2017

Rising Tensions amid Crisis in Jerusalem Threaten Israel, Palestine with ‘Vortex of Violence’, Religious Conflict, Special Coordinator Warns Security Council

Swift, decisive action was required to revive negotiations and end the crisis in Jerusalem and beyond before rising tensions dragged both Israel and Palestine into a vortex of violence and a...

24 July 2017

Security Council Encourages Enhanced Support to Implement Liberia Peacebuilding Plan, Ensure Upcoming Presidential, Legislative Elections Are Free, Fair

The Security Council today commended the commitment of the people and Government of Liberia to peace and to developing democratic processes, welcoming the new peacebuilding plan and noting the...

Press Releases

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

26 July 2017

New Permanent Representative of Germany Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, Christoph Heusgen, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

26 July 2017

New Permanent Representative of Maldives Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations, Ali Nasser Mohamed, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

26 July 2017

Condemning Killing of Peacekeepers in Central African Republic, Secretary-General Expresses Deep Concern that Unrest Threatens Gains towards Lasting Peace

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

26 July 2017

New Permanent Representative of Tuvalu Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Tuvalu to the United Nations, Samuelu Laloniu, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

26 July 2017

New Permanent Representative of Somalia Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Somalia to the United Nations, Abukar Dahir Osman, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

26 July 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Attack against MINUSCA

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Liu Jieyi (China):