Meetings Coverage

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

27 February 2020

Sanctions in Place to Help Somalia Government Confront Terrorism, Restore Stability, Speakers in Security Council Stress

The Somalia sanctions committee and its Panel of Experts are partners of the Federal Government of Somalia in a mutual effort to counter the threat of terrorism and tackle the flow of arms to non-...

27 February 2020

Greater Cross-Border, Cross-Line Access Needed for Assistance to Syria, Emergency Relief Coordinator Tells Security Council

Greater access across borders, as well as lines of conflict is required to sustain the delivery of humanitarian assistance in north-eastern Syria, the United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief...

26 February 2020

Special Committee on Charter of United Nations Adopts Annual Report as It Concludes 2020 Session

The Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on Strengthening the Role of the Organization concluded its annual session today, adopting its 2020 draft report and forwarding a series...

26 February 2020

Upcoming Review Conference Offers Chance to Celebrate ‘Lynchpin’ Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, High Representative Tells Security Council

The upcoming conference to review the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons — which will mark the fiftieth anniversary of its entry into force — will be an opportunity not only to...

25 February 2020

Security Council Extends 2014 Sanctions Imposed on Those Threatening Security, Stability in Yemen, Adopting Resolution 2511 (2020)

The Security Council authorized a one-year extension today of the asset freeze and travel ban imposed in 2014 on individuals or entities threatening peace, security and stability in Yemen.

24 February 2020

Somalia’s 2020 Elections Will Be Historic Milestone on Long Journey Back to Security, Stability, Special Representative Tells Security Council

One-person-one-vote elections in Somalia later in 2020 will be a historic milestone along that country’s long road back to security, stability and prosperity, briefers told the Security Council today...

24 February 2020

Annexation Threat, Continuing Exchanges of Fire Undermine Chances for Peace between Israel, Palestinians, Special Coordinator Warns Security Council

The threat to annex Palestinian territory, as well as the exchange of fire between militants and Israeli security forces, are undermining the prospects for peace between the two sides, the senior...

21 February 2020

United Nations Support for Self-Determination Remains Source of Pride, Crucial Pillar, Says Secretary-General, as Special Committee Opens 2020 Session

United Nations support for the right to self-determination — while slower than it was at its historic peak in the twentieth century — remains both a source of pride for the Organization and a crucial...

Press Releases

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

27 February 2020

Activities of Secretary-General in Switzerland, 23-25 February

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Geneva, Switzerland, from New York on Sunday, 23 February, for a trip during which he would speak at the opening of the forty-third...

27 February 2020

Security Council Press Statement on Central African Republic

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve (Belgium):

26 February 2020

Security Council Press Statement on Supporting Non-Proliferation Treaty Ahead of 2020 Review Conference

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve (Belgium):

25 February 2020

Security Council Committee concerning Democratic Republic of the Congo Amends One Entry on Its Sanctions List

On 25 February 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo enacted the amendments specified with underline in...

25 February 2020

Security Council Committee concerning Libya Amends Its Sanctions List

On 25 February 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya enacted the amendments specified in the entries below on its List (the Libya...

25 February 2020

Security Council Sanctions Committee concerning South Sudan Briefs Member States on Expert Panel’s Interim Report

On 7 February 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan held a meeting open to all Member States during which the Coordinator of the...

25 February 2020

Independent Audit Advisory Committee Concludes Forty-Ninth Session at Headquarters, 19-21 February

The Independent Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nations (IAAC) held its forty-ninth session from 19 to 21 February 2020 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

25 February 2020

Africa Can Rely on United Nations Development System in Decade of Action to Fulfil 2030 Agenda, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Regional Forum

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the sixth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe...