Meetings Coverage

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

20 February 2018

Credible Elections, Safe Return of Displaced Persons Key for Establishing Lasting Stability in Iraq, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Held up as a shining example of positive developments in the region, Iraq had succeeded in overcoming many obstacles, yet challenges remained to establish lasting stability, the Special...

20 February 2018

Working Methods, Peaceful Settlement of Disputes Take Centre Stage as Special Committee on Charter Opens 2018 Session

The Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization opened its 2018 session today with delegates debating questions related to working...

20 February 2018

Palestinian President Presents Plan to Relaunch Peace Talks with Israel, Says New Multilateral Mechanism Should Guide Process, in Briefing to Security Council

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, briefing the Security Council this morning, outlined a new proposal to relaunch peace talks with Israel — including the rapid convening of an international summit...

14 February 2018

Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau Must Focus on Supporting National Efforts to Select New Prime Minister, Special Representative Tells Security Council

The political situation in Guinea-Bissau was evolving swiftly, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council today, as he outlined the latest developments in that country,...

14 February 2018

Civilians in Syria Killed on ‘Horrific Scale’, Conflict Spilling across Borders, Threatening Regional Stability, Special Envoy Warns Security Council

With Syrian civilians being killed on a horrific scale and displaced in large numbers, the United Nations top representative for Syria warned the Security Council today of the grave risks posed by...

13 February 2018

Global Cooperation in Protecting Critical Infrastructure Vital, Speakers Say at Security Council Briefing on Terrorist Threats to International Peace

Speaking today on the protection of critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks, Security Council members noted the need to strengthen international cooperation and information sharing between...

Press Releases

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

20 February 2018

Dialogue ‘for Reconciliation, for Reason’ on Israel, Palestine Is Now More Important than Ever, Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the briefing on the Middle East, in New York today:

20 February 2018

Secretary-General Saddened by Passing of Malawi Ambassador Necton Mhura

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

18 February 2018

Secretary-General Extends Condolences to Iran in Wake of Tragic Airplane Accident

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic airplane accident today near Yasuj, Iran.

16 February 2018

Hopeful Disarmament Conference’s Move to Advance Substantive Work Will Resume Arms Control Talks, Secretary-General Says Member States Should Make Use of Opening

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

16 February 2018

Security Council 2127 Committee Concerning Central African Republic Amends One Entry on Its Sanctions List

On 16 February 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic enacted the amendments specified with underline and...

16 February 2018

From Nuclear Threat to Cyberwar, Unity Must Prevail over Division in Tackling Global Challenges, Secretary-General Tells Security Forum

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ address at the opening ceremony of the Munich Security Conference today: