Meetings Coverage

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

3 December 2021

Participants Adopt Report, Rules of Procedure for Conference on Establishing Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Middle East, as Second Session Concludes

The second session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction concluded today with the adoption of the Conference...

3 December 2021

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2608 (2021), Security Council Renews Authorization for International Naval Forces Fighting Piracy off Coast of Somalia

The Security Council today renewed for an additional three months its authorization for States and regional organizations cooperating with Somalia to use all necessary means to fight piracy off the...

2 December 2021

General Assembly Adopts Consensus Resolution Spotlighting Unifying Power of Sport, as Delegates Note Complex Global Landscape Ahead of Beijing Winter Games

Adopting two consensus resolutions today, the General Assembly recognized the unifying power of sport and science as humanity struggles to emerge peacefully from a devastating global pandemic.

2 December 2021

‘We Now Stand at a Turning Point’ with Unexpected Hope, Head of United Nations Team Investigating ISIL/Da’esh Atrocity Crimes in Iraq Tells Security Council

Significant steps have been taken in the pursuit of justice and securing accountability for victims, including by gathering and analysing evidence of crimes perpetrated by Islamic State in Iraq and...

2 December 2021

Strong Cooperation among Counter-Terrorism Committees Vital for Combatting Growing Global Scourge, Speakers Stress as Subsidiary Body Chairs Brief Security Council

The Security Council heard the annual briefing from the chairs of its three counter-terrorism Committees today, as members stressed the importance of cooperation among the three bodies to mount a...

1 December 2021

Adopting 3 Middle East Drafts, General Assembly Calls for Launching Credible Talks on Final Status Issues, Respecting Historic Status Quo of Jerusalem Holy Sites

Adopting three resolutions by recorded vote on the questions of Palestine and the Middle East, the General Assembly today called for respect for the historic status quo at the holy places of...

30 November 2021

Security Council, International Community Still Doing Too Little to Steer Israeli-Palestinian Conflict into ‘Calmer Waters’, Briefer Says Amid Heightened Tensions

To break the deadlock over the long-standing Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the international community must focus less on political paradigms and more on what is happening on the ground, the...

29 November 2021

Establishing Middle East as Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Would Help Bring Durable Peace to Strife-Torn Region, Advance Global Security, Speakers Say as Conference Opens

Ridding the Middle East of its nuclear arsenal will help bring lasting peace to the chronically strife‑torn region and make the world a safer, more secure place, the United Nations Secretary‑General...

Press Releases

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

3 December 2021

Security Council Committee concerning Libya Grants Humanitarian Travel Exemption, Valid for Six Months, to Three Listed Individuals

On 3 December 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya decided to grant a humanitarian travel exemption, pursuant to paragraph 16(a) of...

3 December 2021

Secretary-General Welcomes Completion of Gambian Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission Process

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

3 December 2021

Activities of Secretary-General in Colombia, 22-24 November

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, accompanied by his wife, Catarina Vaz Pinto, arrived in Colombia from New York on Monday, 20 November, for a two-day visit in celebration of the...

3 December 2021

Resumed Thirty-First Meeting of States Parties to United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea to Be Held on 8 December

The resumed thirty-first Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will be held at Headquarters on 8 December 2021 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., for the purpose of...

2 December 2021

Sustainable Development Hinges on Collaboration between Aid, Peacebuilding Efforts, Says Secretary-General at Launch of Global Humanitarian Overview

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to launch the 2022 Global Humanitarian Overview, in New York today:

1 December 2021

Communiqué of Fifth African Union-United Nations Annual Conference, Held in New York, 1 December

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat today welcomed the continuing strong cooperation between the two organizations.

1 December 2021

Activities of Secretary-General in United Kingdom, 10–13 November

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Glasgow, United Kingdom, on the morning of Wednesday, 10 November.

1 December 2021

Activities of Secretary-General in United Kingdom, 31 October–4 November

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres arrived in Glasgow, United Kingdom, from Rome on 31 October.

30 November 2021

Activities of Secretary-General in Italy, 28-31 October

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres departed New York on Thursday, 28 October, for Rome, where he arrived on Friday morning to attend the annual Group of Twenty (G20) Summit.

30 November 2021

Secretary-General, at “Group of 77” Developing Countries and China Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stresses Need for Vaccine Equity, Fairer Global Economic Architecture

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, in New York today: