Meetings Coverage

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

24 September 2018

Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Unanimously Adopts Declaration, Resolving to ‘Move Beyond Words’, Redouble Efforts towards Peaceful, Prosperous, Fair World

Unanimously adopting a political declaration at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, nearly 100 Heads of State and Government, Ministers, Member States and representatives of civil society today...

21 September 2018

General Assembly Adopts Work Programme, Agenda for Seventy-Third Session, Including Items on Responsibility to Protect, Situation in Ukraine

Acting on the recommendation of its General Committee, the General Assembly adopted the work programme and agenda for its seventy-third session today, deciding to include the item “Situation in the...

21 September 2018

Humanitarian Affairs Chief Decries Widespread Famine in Yemen, Urging Immediate Security Council Action to Prevent ‘Massive’ Loss of Life, Economic Collapse

Against a “bleak” landscape in Yemen marred by a worsening humanitarian crisis, intensified fighting and attacks cutting off vital food and trade routes, the international community must take swift,...

21 September 2018

Honouring Kofi Annan, General Assembly Remembers Late Secretary-General as Monumental Leader, Moral Voice Who Fought Brutality, Bloodshed

Paying homage to the late Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away on 18 August, Member States, colleagues and family convened in the General Assembly today to remember him as a child of Africa...

21 September 2018

Security Council Stresses Need to Improve Behaviour, Leadership, Accountability in Peacekeeping, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2436 (2018)

The Security Council today adopted a resolution aimed at enhancing the performance of peacekeeping personnel at all levels, both at Headquarters and in the field, stressing the need to improve...

21 September 2018

Security Council Presidential Statement Expresses Outrage at Continuing Heavy Casualty Toll on Civilians in Situations of Armed Conflict

The Security Council expressed its outrage today over the fact that civilians continue to account for the vast majority of casualties in situations of armed conflict, and over its short- and long-...

Press Releases

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

25 September 2018

Secretary-General Calls for Investment in Africa’s Youth, Continent’s ‘Greatest Asset’, to Promote Development, Close Gender Gaps in Labour Force

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the “A Call to Invest:  Investing in Jobs for Young People in Africa” event, in New York today:

25 September 2018

Secretary-General Urges High-Level Event to Make United Nations Peacekeeping Missions ‘Fit for the Future’

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the high‑level meeting on Action for Peacekeeping, in New York today:

25 September 2018

Secretary-General, Toasting Heads of State, Government Attending General Assembly, Hails Patriotism while Stressing Cosmopolitan Outlook for Common Humanity’s Sake

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ toast at the luncheon he hosted for Heads of State and Government attending the seventy-third session of the General Assembly of the...

25 September 2018

‘Our Future Rests in Solidarity’, Moving Ahead Based on Facts, Not Fear, Secretary-General Tells General Assembly

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ address to the General Assembly, in New York today:

25 September 2018

Secretary-General Video Message Urges ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Famine, Hunger at Event on Breaking Cycle between Conflict, Food Insecurity

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the high-level event “Breaking the cycle between conflict and hunger – working towards sustainable peace and food...

25 September 2018

Secretary-General, at Ministerial Event, Urges Bolder Efforts to End Rights Violations against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Community

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the ministerial‑level meeting of the United Nations Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Group, in New...