Meetings Coverage

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

20 June 2018

Extreme Weather Events, Armed Conflict’s Impact on Children Take Centre Stage as Economic and Social Council Continues Humanitarian Affairs Segment

Prompt and effective action was key to addressing the sweeping impact of armed conflict on children as well as the myriad effects of climate change on the most vulnerable sectors of society, speakers...

20 June 2018

Speakers Air Concerns about Security Risks, Lagging Management Reforms as Budget Committee Reviews Progress in Implementing Information Technology Strategy

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today aired their concerns about the security risks and lagging management reforms that persist throughout the Organization’s...

20 June 2018

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Presses for More Active Security Council Role in Supporting Arrest, Transfer of Indicted Fugitives

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court pressed the Security Council today to play a more active role in supporting the arrest and transfer of those suspected of mass-atrocity crimes...

19 June 2018

Speakers Examine Proposal to Create Three Shared Administrative Service Centres, as Budget Committee Considers Benefits, Cost of Global Service Delivery Model

With the long-term goal of improving the United Nations worldwide delivery of administrative support services in mind, the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today took up the Secretariat...

19 June 2018

Speakers Call for Early Coordinated Action, Financing to Shore Up Strained Global Emergency Response System, as Humanitarian Affairs Segment Begins

At a time when the global humanitarian response system was struggling to meet an unprecedented demand in aid for millions of people displaced by natural disasters and conflict, new approaches and...

19 June 2018

Special Committee Approves Texts on Economic Activities, Implementation of Decolonization Declaration by United Nations Specialized Agencies

The Special Committee on Decolonization approved two draft resolutions for the General Assembly’s consideration today, as it heard petitioners on the questions of Guam, Turks and Caicos and the...

Press Releases

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

20 June 2018

Harness Spirit of Cooperation in Using Space Science, Technology to Advance Sustainable Development, Secretary-General Tells UNISPACE+50 Event

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for the UNISPACE+50 high‑level segment being held in Vienna from 20‑21 June:

19 June 2018

Secretary-General Urges Solidarity, Compassion, Action, in Message for World Refugee Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Refugee Day, observed on 20 June:

19 June 2018

Set Ambitious Targets in Reducing Greenhouse‑Gas Emissions, Secretary-General Tells International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Congress

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Congress, held in Montreal from 19 to 22 ...

18 June 2018

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Nangarhar, Afghanistan

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Vassily A. Nebenzia (Russian Federation):

18 June 2018

Security Council Press Statement on Temporary Ceasefire with Taliban in Afghanistan

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Vassily A. Nebenzia (Russian Federation):

18 June 2018

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds Two Entries to Its Sanctions List

On 18 June 2018, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings...