Meetings Coverage

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

20 July 2017

South Sudan’s Leaders Must End Pursuit of Political Objectives through Violence, Assistant Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Briefing the Security Council on the situation in South Sudan today, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations said the success of an Intergovernmental Authority for Development (...

20 July 2017

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2368 (2017), Security Council Reaffirms Its Resolve to Combat Terrorism

The Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution reinforcing its resolve to adapt to evolving terrorist threats, encouraging Governments to update their methods for cutting off funds to...

19 July 2017

Concluding Session, High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Adopts Ministerial Declaration Aimed at Expediting Fulfilment of 2030 Agenda

The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development today adopted a Ministerial Declaration aimed at accelerating the pace of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to lift...

19 July 2017

Secretary-General, at Security Council, Stresses Shared Interest of United Nations, African Union in Stronger Conflict-Prevention Mechanisms

The United Nations and the African Union had a shared interest in strengthening mechanisms to defuse conflicts before they escalated and to manage them effectively when they occurred, Secretary-...

19 July 2017

General Assembly Adopts Texts on Security Council Reform, Peacekeeping, Conflict in Africa, Cooperation with Regional Groups

Member States approved a decision on membership of and representation on the Security Council today, as the General Assembly adopted three other texts covering a range of issues and agenda items.

18 July 2017

Right to Development Still Out of Reach for Millions Trapped in Abject Poverty Worldwide, High-Level Political Forum Hears, as Ministerial Segment Continues

Despite encouraging progress, the international community had yet to account for the millions of people who still wallowed in abject poverty and for whom the right to development remained but a dream...

Press Releases

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

20 July 2017

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

On 20 July 2017, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh) and Al‑Qaida approved the addition of the entries specified...

19 July 2017

Headquarters to Host Forty-Fourth Meeting of Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf, 24 July to 8 September

NEW YORK, 19 July (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-fourth session from 24 July to 8 September.

19 July 2017

Secretary-General, Addressing Security Council Open Debate, Stresses Shared African Union, United Nations Interest in Keeping Conflict from Escalating

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security, in New York today:

18 July 2017

Amid Wave of Discrimination, Extremism in Middle East, Peacebuilding Dialogue Must Encompass Influential Local, Religious Leaders, Secretary-General Says

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at a panel discussion on the role of religious leaders in peacebuilding in the Middle East, in New York today:

18 July 2017

Held Back by violent Conflict, Arab States Need More Investment in Preventing Development Crises, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Event on Peace, Security

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks at the High-Level Political Forum side event on peace and security and the Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab States region,...

18 July 2017

No One Too Hard to Reach, Deputy Secretary-General Tells High-Level Political Forum Event, Calls for Visionary Public Leadership to Attain 2030 Agenda

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the High-Level Political Forum event on “Getting Governments Organized to Deliver on the SDGs [...