Meetings Coverage

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

21 October 2019

Experts Press Governments to Better Protect Victims of Stigma as Third Committee Delegates Call for Respecting Rights of Older Adults, Persons with Disabilities

States must do more to safeguard the rights of those facing intersecting forms of discrimination, experts told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as delegates discussed...

21 October 2019

Sufficient Financing, Strengthened Country Offices Needed for Development System, Delegates Say, as Second Committee Takes Up Operational Activities

With the United Nations striving to reform its development system into a more robust, reliable and accountable entity, delegates underscored the importance of sufficient financing, revamped country...

21 October 2019

Fourth Committee Approves Two Draft Resolutions as It Concludes General Debate on Questions Relating to Information

The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved two draft resolutions today as it concluded its general debate on questions relating to information.

21 October 2019

Amid Frozen Disarmament Momentum, Nuclear-Weapon States Must Renew Drive to Reduce, Liquidate Stockpiles, Delegates Tell First Committee

Alarmed by the existence of thousands of atomic bombs installed worldwide, delegates today called for concrete steps to be taken, especially by the largest possessor States, to end arsenal...

21 October 2019

Delegates Call for Expansion of International Trade Commission Membership, Reforms in Investor-State Disputes, as Sixth Committee Takes Up Annual Report

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) took up the report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) today, delegates called for an expansion of that Commission’s membership,...

18 October 2019

Adequate Housing Vital to Enjoying Decent Living Standards, Expert Tells Third Committee, as Governments Weigh Role of 'Big Tech' in Public Service Provision

Experts described a landscape where Governments evict indigenous peoples from their homes and use technology to deny people living in poverty access to basic services, as the Third Committee (Social...

Press Releases

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

21 October 2019

Amid Great Worldwide Change, United Nations Still Focused on Advancing Well-Being of Real People, Secretary-General Says in Message for International Observance

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for United Nations Day, observed on 24 October:

21 October 2019

Women’s Participation Proven to Enhance Peacemaking, Security, Yet Gender Equality Still Elusive, Secretary-General Tells African Union Peace and Security Council

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the African Union Peace and Security Council, in Addis Ababa today:

21 October 2019

Africa Should Emulate Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Advances, Deputy Secretary‑General Says at Launch of African Women Leaders Network’s National Chapter

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the launch of the Ethiopian chapter of the African Women Leaders Network, in Addis Ababa today:

21 October 2019

Activities of Secretary General in Washington, D.C., 19 October

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres travelled to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, 19 October, to take part in the annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary...

21 October 2019

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Nangarhar, Eastern Afghanistan

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Jerry Matthews Matjila (South Africa):

21 October 2019

Deputy Secretary-General, at Ethiopia Forum, Highlight’s Crucial Transformative Role of Women in Fighting Human Trafficking, Promoting Peace

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the breakfast forum on the transformational role of women in addressing human trafficking:  looking at...