Meetings Coverage

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

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 Sends General Assembly Recommendations on Ways to Reduce Nuclear Arsenals, Prevent Outer Space Arms Race, as Session Closes

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...

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...

Press Releases

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

20 April 2018

Secretary-General Condemns Kidnapping, Killings on Ecuador-Colombia Border

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

20 April 2018

Secretary-General Appoints Bola Adesola (Nigeria), Paul Polman (Netherlands) Vice-Chairs of United Nations Global Compact Board

The Secretary-General is pleased to confirm that Bola Adesola of Nigeria, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Nigeria, and Paul Polman of the Netherlands, Chief...

20 April 2018

General Assembly President to Convene High-Level Meeting on Building, Sustaining Peace, in New York, 24-25 April

The President of the General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák (Slovakia), will convene a High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace on 24 and 25 April 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in...

19 April 2018

Data Revolution Requires Ethics, Rights Guidelines to Safely Advance Development for All, Deputy-Secretary-General Tells Seminar

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level seminar on “Big Data and the Sustainable Development Goals”, in Washington, D.C., today:

19 April 2018

Deputy Secretary-General Urges Carbon Pricing Coalition, Other Partners to Scale Up Efforts Ahead of 2020 Climate Summit

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the third high‑level assembly of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, in Washington, D.C., today:

19 April 2018

Accelerated Investments in Maternal Health Levels Playing Field in Quest to Meet All Sustainable Development Goals, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Panel

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening remarks at the high-level round-table discussion “Gender Matters: Investing in Women, Children and Adolescents”, in Washington, D.C...