Meetings Coverage

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

21 September 2018

General Assembly Adopts Work Programme, Agenda for Seventy-Third Session, Including Items on Responsibility to Protect, Situation in Ukraine

Acting on the recommendation of its General Committee, the General Assembly adopted the work programme and agenda for its seventy-third session today, deciding to include the item “Situation in the...

21 September 2018

Humanitarian Affairs Chief Decries Widespread Famine in Yemen, Urging Immediate Security Council Action to Prevent ‘Massive’ Loss of Life, Economic Collapse

Against a “bleak” landscape in Yemen marred by a worsening humanitarian crisis, intensified fighting and attacks cutting off vital food and trade routes, the international community must take swift,...

21 September 2018

Honouring Kofi Annan, General Assembly Remembers Late Secretary-General as Monumental Leader, Moral Voice Who Fought Brutality, Bloodshed

Paying homage to the late Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away on 18 August, Member States, colleagues and family convened in the General Assembly today to remember him as a child of Africa...

21 September 2018

Security Council Stresses Need to Improve Behaviour, Leadership, Accountability in Peacekeeping, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2436 (2018)

The Security Council today adopted a resolution aimed at enhancing the performance of peacekeeping personnel at all levels, both at Headquarters and in the field, stressing the need to improve...

21 September 2018

Security Council Presidential Statement Expresses Outrage at Continuing Heavy Casualty Toll on Civilians in Situations of Armed Conflict

The Security Council expressed its outrage today over the fact that civilians continue to account for the vast majority of casualties in situations of armed conflict, and over its short- and long-...

20 September 2018

Two-State Solution in Jeopardy amid Escalating Violence, Settlement‑Building, Special Coordinator for Middle East Warns Security Council

Warning that current trends are jeopardizing the possibility of a two-State solution for Israelis and Palestinians, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the...

Press Releases

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

21 September 2018

Security Council Committee concerning Central African Republic Provides Briefing on Panel of Experts Midterm Report, Discusses Chair’s Visit to Country

On 7 September 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held a briefing for all Member States on the midterm report...

21 September 2018

Secretary-General Saddened by Deadly Ferry Disaster in United Republic of Tanzania

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

21 September 2018

Secretary-General Saddened over Death of Viet Nam President

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

21 September 2018

New Latin American and Caribbean Agreement on Environmental Matters to Open for Signature During Headquarters Treaty Event, 25-28 September

In a continuing effort to encourage wider participation in the multilateral treaty framework, the United Nations is hosting the annual Treaty Event at its Headquarters from 25 to 28 September.

21 September 2018

Kofi Annan ‘a Moral Voice’ Whose Personal Advocacy Saved Millions of Lives, Secretary-General Says at General Assembly Memorial for Former UN Chief

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the General Assembly memorial for Kofi Annan, in New York today:

21 September 2018

Amid Prolific Suffering, Insecurity, ‘We Will Not Give Up’ to Achieve Human Rights, Fair Development, Secretary-General Says on International Peace Day

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Peace Bell ceremony on the occasion of the thirty-seventh anniversary of the International Day of Peace, in New York today: