Meetings Coverage

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

15 October 2019

Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) is available...

15 October 2019

Delegates Seek Justification for Some Resource Requirements, as Fifth Committee Reviews Proposed Financing of Special Political Missions in 2020

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today began reviewing the proposed programme budget for special political missions, good offices and other political initiatives during 2020, with...

15 October 2019

First Committee (Disarmament and International Security)

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meeting of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) is...

15 October 2019

Economic and Social Council Fills Remaining Vice-President Post, Approves Division of Responsibilities for 2020 Session

The Economic and Social Council today approved a draft decision, in addition to electing a Vice-President and agreeing upon the division of responsibilities for its 2020 session.

15 October 2019

Second Committee (Economic and Financial)

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) is available at this...

15 October 2019

Delegates Call upon United Kingdom to Comply with Ruling by International Court of Justice that Chagos Archipelago’s Decolonization Was Never Lawfully Completed

Delegates called upon the United Kingdom to withdraw from the territory of Mauritius in accordance with a recent ruling by the International Court of Justice, as the Fourth Committee (Special...

Press Releases

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

15 October 2019

Security Council Press Statement on Colombia

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Jerry Matthews Matjila (South Africa):

15 October 2019

Forty Per Cent of World’s People Affected by Water Scarcity, Secretary-General Says in Message to Budapest Summit, Calls for Conservation Strategies

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Budapest Water Summit, held in Budapest from 15 to 17 October:

15 October 2019

New Permanent Representative of Algeria Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations, Sofiane Mimouni, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

15 October 2019

New Permanent Representative of Uruguay Presents Credentials

Carlos Daniel Amorín Tenconi, the new Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

14 October 2019

Secretary-General Appoints Mamadou Diallo of Guinea Deputy Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mamadou Diallo of Guinea as his new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding...

14 October 2019

Security Council Press Statement on Situation in Democratic Republic of Congo

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Jerry Matthews Matjila (South Africa):