Meetings Coverage

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

26 May 2022

Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Postpones Action on 37 Entities, Closes Applications of 28 Others

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, deferring action on 37 entities seeking special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and closing...

26 May 2022

Security Council Extends Sanctions on South Sudan, Adopting Resolution 2633 (2022) by 10 Votes in Favour, with 5 Abstentions

The Security Council extended for a year today the sanctions regime imposed on South Sudan, including the arms embargo, travel ban and financial measures, even as some of its members questioned the...

26 May 2022

Security Council: Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Note:  A complete summary of today's Security Council meeting on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will be made available on Friday, 27 May.

26 May 2022

Security Council: Middle East

Note:  A complete summary of today's Security Council meeting on the Middle East will be made available on Friday, 27 May.

26 May 2022

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2632 (2022)

Following the recent election that brought President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud into power, the Security Council today extended until 31 October 2022 the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission...

26 May 2022

Security Council Authorizes One-Year Mandate Extension of United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2631 (2022)

The Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) today for another year, until 31 May 2023, retaining its core tasks.

25 May 2022

Ninety Per Cent of War-Time Casualties Are Civilians, Speakers Stress, Pressing Security Council to Fulfil Responsibility, Protect Innocent People in Conflicts

With civilians accounting for nearly 90 per cent of war-time casualties and humanitarians threatened with arrest for providing aid to “the enemy”, the Security Council simply must do more to ensure...

24 May 2022

Continuing Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 2 Groups for Special Consultative Status, Defers Action on 31 Others

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, recommending 2 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferring action on...

Press Releases

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

26 May 2022

Secretary-General Honours Peacekeepers’ Courage, at Dag Hammarskjöld Medal Ceremony, Presents Military Gender Advocate Award to Champion for South Sudanese Women

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal Ceremony and the Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award event, in New York today:

26 May 2022

Amid Global Spike in Hunger, Secretary-General Urges Transformative Action to End Malnutrition, Promote Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security, at Africa Dialogue

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Africa Dialogue Series High-Level Policy Dialogue “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent...

25 May 2022

Deputy Secretary-General, at Global Disaster Risk Reduction Platform, Urges Action to Strength Humanitarian-Development Nexus, Resilience against Future Calamities

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the opening ceremony of the seventh Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, in Bali, Indonesia, today:

25 May 2022

Security Council Press Statement on Lebanon

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Linda Thomas-Greenfield (United States):

24 May 2022

Secretary-General Expresses Shock, Sadness over ‘Heinous’ Mass Killing of Children at Texas Elementary School

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

24 May 2022

Secretary-General, in Message for Africa Day, Calls Continent ‘Home of Hope’, Saying ‘Prospects on the Horizon Are Bright’

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for Africa Day, observed on 25 May:

24 May 2022

Security Council Press Statement on Situation in Democratic Republic of Congo

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Linda Thomas-Greenfield (United States):

24 May 2022

Zimbabwean Peacekeeper Wins 2021 Military Gender Advocate of Year Award

A Zimbabwean peacekeeper who recently completed her assignment with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), will receive the 2021 United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award.

24 May 2022

‘Peace Can Never Be Taken for Granted’, Says Secretary-General in Message Marking International Day of Peacekeepers

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Peacekeepers, observed on 29 May:

24 May 2022

Secretary-General Urges Graduates ‘Succeed Where My Generation Failed’, in Commencement Address to Seton Hall University

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ commencement address to Seton Hall University, in Newark, United States, today: