Meetings Coverage

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

19 April 2018

Speakers Raise Alarm about High Murder Rate, Myriad Forms of Violence against Indigenous Women, as Permanent Forum Continues Session

Indigenous women faced myriad forms of violence, and in the United States, murder rates that were 10 times the national average, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues heard today, as participants...

19 April 2018

As Mission in Liberia Closes, Security Council Intends to Consider Best Practices in Ongoing Efforts to Enhance Effectiveness of Peacekeeping

Following the completion of the 14‑year‑long mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on 30 March, the Security Council stressed today that the Organization would remain an important...

19 April 2018

Despite Recent Challenges, Colombia Represents Pinnacle of Success in Fostering Peace, Security Council Hears at Briefing on New Developments

While circumstances had tested commitment to the peace agreement in Colombia, a united Council had helped to sustain resolve, demonstrating how it could effectively contribute to peace, members of...

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...

Press Releases

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

19 April 2018

Security Council Press Statement on Colombia

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

19 April 2018

Activities of Secretary-General in Saudi Arabia, 15-18 April

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, initially scheduled to arrive in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, 14 April, to attend the Arab League Summit on Sunday, 15 April, stayed back in New York...

19 April 2018

Security Council Press Statement on Passing Away of Ambassador Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoué

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

19 April 2018

Secretary-General Saddened by Passing of Côte d’Ivoire Ambassador

The following statement by UN Secretary‑General António Guterres was issued today:

19 April 2018

Direction of Travel Is towards Delivery on Paris Agreement, Deputy Secretary-General Tells New Climate Economy Summit

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the New Climate Economy Summit, in Washington, D.C., today:

19 April 2018

Ensuring Education for Those in Crisis Should Be Maintained at All Cost, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Global Business Coalition

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Global Business Coalition for Education event on “Innovative Partnerships and Financing:  Making...