Meetings Coverage

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

14 October 2019

Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) is available...

14 October 2019

Second Committee (Economic and Financial)

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) is available at this...

14 October 2019

First Committee (Disarmament and International Security)

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) is...

14 October 2019

Sixth Committee (Legal)

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the Sixth Committee (Legal) is available at this time.  The complete...

11 October 2019

United States Undermining Global Stability by Not Meeting Arms Control, Disarmament Obligations, China, Russian Federation Representatives Tell First Committee

Two nuclear‑weapon States, China and the Russian Federation, today said that a third, the United States, is contributing to global insecurity by failing to fulfil its obligations under existing arms...

11 October 2019

Rule of Law Crucial to Sealing ‘Justice Gap’ for Billions of People, Ensuring Trust between Governments, Citizens, Senior Official Tells Sixth Committee

With as many as 5 billion people around the world falling into a “justice gap”, the rule of law is crucial in the compacts between people and their Governments, and between States, a senior United...

Press Releases

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

14 October 2019

Secretary-General Hails ‘Representatives of the People’ at Annual Inter‑Parliamentary Union Assembly

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Belgrade from 13 to 17 October:

14 October 2019

Secretary-General Appoints Helen La Lime of United States Special Representative for Haiti, Integrated Office Chief

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Helen Meagher La Lime of the United States as his Special Representative for Haiti and Head of the United Nations...

14 October 2019

Calling for Immediate De-escalation in North-East Syria, Secretary-General Urges Parties to Show Restraint, Protect Civilians

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

13 October 2019

Secretary-General Extends Condolences, Voices Solidarity with Japan on Heels of Typhoon Hagibis Destruction

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

13 October 2019

Secretary-General Welcomes Launch of Dialogue between Government, Indigenous Groups in Ecuador

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

13 October 2019

Secretary-General Condemns Mortar Attack against Airport, Peacekeepers in Somalia

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