Meetings Coverage

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

18 April 2018

Indigenous Peoples Disproportionately Impacted by Climate Change, Systematically Targeted for Defending Freedoms, Speakers Tell Permanent Forum

Indigenous peoples were overrepresented among the poor, disproportionately impacted by climate change and systematically targeted for defending their freedoms, experts told the Permanent Forum on...

18 April 2018

As Security Council Hotly Debates New Report on Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack, Some Members Call for Action to Identify, Apprehend Perpetrators

A technical team deployed by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the United Kingdom had identified toxic agents...

18 April 2018

Food Security, Nutrition among Reports Taken Up, as Economic and Social Council Concludes 2018 Coordination, Management Meetings

The Economic and Social Council today adopted three decisions and took up several reports, including two addressing food security and nutrition, as the organ concluded the first part of its...

18 April 2018

Concluding Organizational Session on Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity, Conference President Commends Work towards Legally Binding Instrument

Member States had set the tone for progress towards developing a legally binding treaty aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction, the...

17 April 2018

Delegates Call for Balanced Text to Guide Discussions towards Drafting International Treaty, as Conference on Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity Continues

Consensus and balance were crucial in drafting a document that captured current progress and helped guide discussions towards a legally binding treaty aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of...

17 April 2018

Humanitarian Response in Syria Must Be Urgently Boosted, Emergency Relief Coordinator Tells Security Council

Casting a spotlight on the pressing needs of civilians in Raqqa and Rukban, the Security Council met this afternoon to hear a briefing on recent developments and discuss ways forward.

Press Releases

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

18 April 2018

Expiration of Entry on Sanctions List of Security Council Committee concerning Libya

On 18 April 2018, the following entry on the Committee’s List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and other measures relating to attempts to illicitly export...

18 April 2018

Security Council Committee concerning Sudan Considers Work Plan Presented by Its Panel of Experts

On 12 April 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan met to hear a briefing from the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts on the Sudan...

18 April 2018

Security Council Sanctions Committee Briefed on Panel of Expert’s Final Report, Situation of Children Affected by Armed Conflict in South Sudan

On 11 April 2018, members of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan were briefed by the Panel of Experts on South Sudan in connection...

17 April 2018

Lauding Chief Executive Board Role in Supporting Leaders’ Efforts on 2030 Agenda, Deputy Secretary-General Presents Annual Report to Economic and Social Council

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the coordination and management meeting of the Economic and Social Council, presenting the 2017 annual...

17 April 2018

Welcoming Appointment of Guinea-Bissau’s Prime Minister, Secretary-General Urges All Parties to Take ‘Next Crucial Steps’ towards Inclusive Government

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

17 April 2018

Responding to Member States’ Changing Needs for Capacity-Building Support Critical in Fight against Threat, Secretary-General Tells Counter-Terrorism Advisory Board

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ opening remarks at the sixteenth meeting of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre Advisory Board, in Riyadh today: