Meetings Coverage

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

26 October 2020

Member States Credit United Nations with Putting Them on Path to Stability, Better Future, as General Assembly Concludes Meeting Marking Seventy-Fifth Anniversary

The General Assembly today concluded its high-level meeting to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, with several Member States remembering how the Organization’s...

23 October 2020

Curb Spread of COVID-Related Misinformation, Discrimination, Delegates Urge Department of Global Communications, as Fourth Committee Continues Debate

Delegates called upon the United Nations Department of Global Communications to counter the spread of misinformation and discrimination associated with the COVID‑19 pandemic, as the Fourth Committee...

23 October 2020

Tackling Host Country Report, Sixth Committee Speakers Highlight Abuses of Headquarters Agreement, Urge Secretary-General to Invoke Arbitration

Complaints and concerns about the abuse of the Headquarters Agreement by the United States dominated discussion in the Sixth Committee (Legal) today, as delegations took up the report of the...

22 October 2020

Delegates Urge Administering Powers to Fulfil Obligations Under Decolonization Declaration, as Fourth Committee Continues Joint General Debate

As the as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its joint general debate today, some delegates called upon the administering Powers of Non‑Self‑Governing Territories...

22 October 2020

Sixth Committee Speakers Highlight How Corruption, Illicit Financial Flows, Decolonization Issues Undermine Trust of Rule of Law, as Debate Concludes

Concerns about corruption, decolonization and safe havens for illicit financial flows were at the forefront today as delegates, concluding the debate on strengthening the rule of law, reported on...

22 October 2020

Governments of Sudan, South Sudan Should Leverage Improved Bilateral Ties to Resolve Disputes over Strife-Torn Abyei Border Region, Speakers Tell Security Council

The Governments of Sudan and South Sudan should leverage their burgeoning bilateral rapprochement to make progress on the sensitive issue of the Abyei border region, Security Council members urged...

21 October 2020

Alarmed by Genocide Denial in Rwanda, Former Yugoslavia, General Assembly Delegates Commend Residual Mechanism for Progress on Cases amid COVID-19

The President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals appealed to Member States of the General Assembly today for their continued support as it adapts its working methods to...

20 October 2020

Efforts to Strengthen, Promote Rule of Law impacted by 'Game-Changer' Pandemic, Senior Official Tells Sixth Committee, as Debate on Principle Continues

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) continued its debate on the rule of law at the national and international levels today, the Assistant Secretary‑General for Strategic Coordination introduced the...

Press Releases

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

29 October 2020

Third Committee Delegates Debate Acceptable Limits to Privacy Rights, Personal Data Use During Pandemic, as Expert Warns Against ‘Omni-Present’ Surveillance

Personal data has become a tool for Governments, scientists and companies in the fight against COVID‑19, the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian...

29 October 2020

Caribbean Leaders’ Unique Voices Vital as World Tackles Climate Change, COVID-19, Systemic Inequalities, Secretary-General Tells Regional Conference

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ opening remarks to the forty-first regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held today:

29 October 2020

Speakers Call for Expedited Action to Empower, Protect Women in Conflict Zones, as Security Council Marks 20 Years since Adoption of Landmark Resolution

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the head of the United Nations gender equality entity, briefers from the field and Security Council members called for expedited empowerment and...

29 October 2020

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns ‘Heinous’ Attack at Church in Nice, France

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

29 October 2020

Secretary-General Applauds World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid Efforts to Address Climate Change, Multilateralism, Global Economics

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the “Multilateralism that Delivers” Annual Policy Dialogue, co-organized by the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid and...

29 October 2020

Women’s Leadership Not ‘a Favour’, but Essential to Peace, Security Agenda Progress for All, Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ briefing to the Security Council on women, peace and security, today:

29 October 2020

Group of 77 among Strongest Advocates for Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Action, Says Secretary-General, Urging Members to be Global Role Models

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message to the event organized by the Government of Guyana on its Chairmanship of the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, today:

28 October 2020

New Multilateralism Must Work More Closely with Regional Organizations, Civil Society, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Ghana Foreign Relations Council

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the Ghana Council on Foreign Relations: “Multilateralism at 75:  What Next?”, today:

28 October 2020

Chair of Security Council’s Somalia Sanctions Committee Details Expert Group’s Findings on How Extremist Group Al-Shabaab Funds Activities

A group of United Nations-appointed experts detailed in its recent report how the Al-Shabaab extremist group raises funds for its activities, the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to...

28 October 2020

Developing Countries Need Massive Relief to Avert Financial Ruin amid COVID-19, Secretary-General Warns Organisation for Economic Co-operation And Development

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message to the virtual ministerial-level meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council, held on 28 and 29 ...