Meetings Coverage

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

22 May 2019

Fifth Committee Reviews Budget Proposal for Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo, Draft Resolution on Financing Interim Force in Lebanon also Introduced

Continuing its consideration of the United Nations peacekeeping budget, the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today took up the proposed 2019/20 budget of the United Nations Organization...

21 May 2019

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2470 (2019)

The ongoing political infighting is a costly obstacle to progress in Iraq, where corruption remains pervasive and top ministerial posts remain vacant, the senior United Nations official there told...

21 May 2019

Continuing Resumed Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Approves 27 Groups for Consultative Status, Defers Action on 61 Others

Continuing its resumed session today, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations recommended 27 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferred...

21 May 2019

Solid Structures, Direction Key to Realizing 2030 Agenda, Speakers Stress at Start of Economic and Social Council’s Operational Activities for Development Segment

Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals depends on having effective structures, tools and guidance, Member States told the Economic and Social Council today at the opening of its three-day...

21 May 2019

Libya on Brink of Permanent Split, Top United Nations Man Tells Security Council, as African Union Official Calls Country ‘Proxy Battleground’ for External Actors

Libya is on the verge of a civil war that could split the country permanently, the senior United Nations official in that country warned the Security Council today, as that body’s members sounded the...

20 May 2019

Continuing Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Approves 75 Entities for Status with Economic and Social Council, Defers Action on 43 Others

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its resumed session today, recommending 75 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferring...

Press Releases

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

22 May 2019

Sustainable Development Reports Underscore Need for Robust Action on Means of Implementation, Deputy Secretary-General Stresses at Briefing

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening and closing remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the informal briefing on the Global Sustainable Development Goals Report and...

22 May 2019

Failure to Reduce Emissions Will Lead to Undermining Sustainable Development, Security across Africa, Secretary-General Warns in Message for Africa Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for Africa Day, observed on 25 May:

21 May 2019

United Nations Report Finds High Trade Tensions, Policy Uncertainty Continue to Damage Prospects for Economic Growth

The global economy is experiencing a broad-based growth slowdown amid unresolved trade tensions, high international policy uncertainty, and softening business confidence, according to the United...

21 May 2019

Deputy Secretary-General, at Africa Dialogue Series, Highlights Continent’s Response to Forced Displacement, Investment in Youth as Peacebuilders

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Africa Dialogue Series 2019, in New York today:

21 May 2019

New Permanent Observer for Latin American, Caribbean Indigenous Peoples Fund Presents Letter of Appointment

The new Permanent Observer for the Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, Oscar Horacio Aguilar Colindres, presented his letter of appointment to UN...

21 May 2019

New Permanent Observer for European Public Law Organization Presents Letter of Appointment

Barbara Faedda, the new Permanent Observer for the European Public Law Organization to the United Nations, presented her letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.