Meetings Coverage

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

18 October 2018

Reform Efforts in Department of Public Information Will Promote Agility, Boost Impact, Under-Secretary-General Tells Fourth Committee

Reform efforts currently under way are designed to help the Department of Public Information become more agile in operation and have a greater impact on communications, both within the United Nations...

18 October 2018

Speakers in Fifth Committee Welcome Decreased Price Tag of Nairobi Office Upgrade, Yet Concerned by Potential Cost Overrun for Project at Asia-Pacific Commission

Speakers in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today welcomed a 5.2 per cent reduction in the projected cost of replacing semi‑permanent office blocks at the United Nations Office at...

18 October 2018

Diplomatic Protection Cornerstone of International Relations, Sixth Committee Speakers Stress, Voicing Concern over Rising Attacks

Protection of diplomatic and consular representatives — as well as the security and inviolability of diplomatic and consular missions, their archives, documents and communications — is one of the...

17 October 2018

Increased Aid, Development Critical to Eradicating Global Poverty, Delegates Stress in Second Committee

Marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today, delegates noted the persistent scourge of extreme global poverty and called for increased aid and development to tackle it as the...

17 October 2018

Experts in Third Committee Discuss Harmful Impacts of Coercive Measures, Right to Development as Delegates Urge Respect for Human Rights

A shift in States’ legal obligations when countering terrorism, the negative impacts of unilateral coercive measures and the right to development were among the many topics experts covered in...

17 October 2018

Residual Mechanism Crucial to Preserve Legacies of Closed Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda, Former Yugoslavia, Speakers Tell General Assembly

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals is essential to ensuring that the legacies of the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda Tribunals endure, the General Assembly heard today, as...

Press Releases

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

18 October 2018

New Permanent Representative of Gambia Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of the Gambia to the United Nations, Lang Yabou, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 October 2018

New Permanent Representative of Nicaragua Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations, Jaime Hermida Castillo, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

17 October 2018

On International Day, Secretary-General Calls for Ending All Forms of Poverty Everywhere, Stressing Universal Human Right to ‘Freedom from Want’

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, in New York today:

17 October 2018

Africa Driving Own Agenda in Peace, Security, Development, Secretary-General Says, Applauding United Nations-African Union Partnership

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Africa Dialogue Series 2018 “A Stronger AU-UN Partnership for Peace, Security and Development in Africa”, in New York today:

16 October 2018

Concerned over Heightened Tensions on Anjouan Island, Secretary-General Urges Calm, ‘Utmost Restraint’ for Peace, Stability in Comoros

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

16 October 2018

Well-Being of Staff Crucial to Carrying Out ‘Our Work for the World’s People’, Secretary-General Stresses at Mental Health Strategy Launch

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the launch of the United Nations System Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy:  “A Healthy Workforce for a Better World”, in...