Meetings Coverage

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

24 April 2018

Participants Stress Key Role of Science, Technology in Achieving 2030 Agenda Goals, as Economic and Social Council Continues Forum on Financing for Development

Ministers and high‑level representatives today adopted a series of conclusions and recommendations on financing for development and the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

24 April 2018

World Leaders in General Assembly Stress Importance of Conflict Prevention, Mediation during High-Level Debate on Building, Sustaining Peace

Member States must go beyond resolutions and statements and recommit to a new approach to peace, the General Assembly heard today during a high-level debate that explored opportunities for...

23 April 2018

Lingering Vulnerabilities, Growing Geopolitical Tensions Could Derail 2030 Agenda despite Economic Upturn, Speakers Stress as Development Financing Forum Begins

The upturn in the world economy was encouraging and provided a platform for further progress, but lingering economic vulnerabilities, the escalation of geopolitical tensions and natural disasters...

23 April 2018

Young People Powerful Agents for Resolving, Preventing Conflict, Speakers Tell Security Council Open Debate amid Calls to Change Negative Stereotypes

Contrary to common perception, young people were not a nagging problem, but rather, powerful agents for resolving and preventing conflict throughout the world, the Security Council heard today during...

20 April 2018

Indigenous Peoples Need Greater Voice in Decisions Affecting Their Lives, Speakers Stress, as Permanent Forum Continues Session

Indigenous peoples must be more involved in the work of the United Nations, and allowed to determine who participated on their behalf, speakers in the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said today...

20 April 2018

Disarmament Commission Concludes Session, Sending Draft Report to General Assembly

Following three weeks of deliberations, the Disarmament Commission concluded its 2018 substantive session — the first of its new three-year cycle — with the approval by consensus of its draft report...

Press Releases

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

24 April 2018

Deputy Secretary-General, at Sahel Alliance Event, Says Better Coordinated Action, Investment in Development Key to Addressing Region’s Many Challenges

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Sahel Alliance side event “Working Hand in Hand with the United Nations to Invest for the Future...

24 April 2018

Inclusive Development ‘World’s Best Preventive Tool’ against Conflict, Instability, Secretary-General Tells General Assembly Meeting on Building, Sustaining Peace

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, in New York today:

23 April 2018

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru):

23 April 2018

Secretary-General Expresses Concern over Casualties during Protest in Nicaragua

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

23 April 2018

Secretary-General Welcomes Peaceful Nature of Events Unfolding in Armenia Following Prime Minister’s Resignation, Encourages Focus on Dialogue

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

23 April 2018

Security Council Extends Modified Mandate of United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2412 (2018)

The Security Council extended until 15 October 2018 a modification to the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) as laid out in two resolutions from 2011 and 2014,...