Meetings Coverage

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

18 July 2019

United Nations Focusing More Strongly on Managing Peacekeeping Operation Drawdowns to Retain Security, Development Gains, Secretary-General Tells Security Council

The United Nations is paying greater attention to managing transitions during the drawdown and subsequent closure of its peace operations as they, if poorly handled, could reverse progress made,...

18 July 2019

Hodeidah Ceasefire Holding But Faster Progress Key to Stopping Yemen from Sliding into Regional War, Deepening Humanitarian Crisis, Speakers Tell Security Council

While a ceasefire in the key Yemeni port city of Hodeidah is holding, faster progress is needed to fully implement the 2018 Stockholm Agreement between the Government and the Houthi militia, the...

18 July 2019

Meeting 2030 Agenda Hinges on Creating Stable Societies, Empowered Populations, Delegates Stress, as High-Level Political Forum Concludes

The successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will hinge first and foremost on safe, stable societies, empowered populations and the active engagement of young people,...

17 July 2019

Amid Effects of Climate Change, High Debt, Least Developed, Landlocked, Small Island Countries Struggle to Meet 2030 Agenda, Speakers Warn Political Forum

From climate change to burdensome debt, the challenges of small island developing States, least developed countries and landlocked developing countries were spotlighted today as the Economic and...

17 July 2019

Youth, Peace, Security Agenda Starting to Make Difference for Young People in Conflict Zones, But Much Work Remains, Advocates Tell Security Council

The Security Council’s youth, peace and security agenda is beginning to make a difference for young people in conflict zones and other vulnerable situations, but much work remains to effectively...

17 July 2019

Security Council Delegates Stress Need to Complete Proceedings for Atrocities Committed in Rwanda, Former Yugoslavia

Delegates today called on a United Nations war crime court to complete the remaining judicial proceedings for atrocities committed in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, as the Security...

Press Releases

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

18 July 2019

Security Council Press Statement on Abyei

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

18 July 2019

Role of United Nations in Transition Processes Must Be Comprehensive, Coherent, Integrated, Secretary-General Stresses during Briefing to Security Council

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Security Council briefing on “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace:  Strengthening Partnerships for Successful Nationally Owned Transitions”, in New...

18 July 2019

With Human Rights under Siege, Let’s Embrace Nelson Mandela’s Legacy, Emulate His Example, Secretary-General Urges in Observance Message

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on Nelson Mandela International Day, in New York today:

17 July 2019

Secretary-General, Marking Fifth Anniversary of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Tragedy, Calls for Full Cooperation with Investigation

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

17 July 2019

Activities of Secretary-General in Mozambique, 11-13 July

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Maputo from Nairobi early on Thursday, 11 July.

17 July 2019

Activities of Secretary-General in Kenya, 8-11 July

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres departed New York for Kenya on Monday, 8 July.