Meetings Coverage

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

1 March 2021

Recruit More from Under-Represented Countries, End Job Mobility Hurdles for General Service Staff, Speakers Say as Fifth Committee Resumes Seventy-Fifth Session

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis and the current COVID-19 pandemic impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meeting of the Fifth Committee (Administrative...

24 February 2021

Adopting Range of Texts, Economic and Social Council Decides to Extend COVID-19-Related Procedures, Reschedule Delayed meetings

The Economic and Social Council, holding its first in-person meeting in 2021, adopted a range of decisions today, extending COVID-19-related procedures, rescheduling delayed meetings and filling...

24 February 2021

Special Committee on United Nations Charter Adopts Draft Report, Sends Proposals to General Assembly, Concluding Session

The Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on Strengthening the Role of the Organization adopted its 2021 draft report today, concluding its annual session and sending a package...

23 February 2021

In Recorded Vote, General Assembly Decides to Convene High-level June Meeting on Worldwide Efforts for Ending HIV/AIDS Crisis by 2030

The General Assembly decided today to convene a high-level meeting from 8 to 10 June to take stock of global efforts to end the HIV/AIDS crisis by 2030, adopting a draft resolution to that effect...

18 February 2021

Senegal Calls for Africa to Have ‘Special Place’ in Resolving Continental Crises, as Special Peacekeeping Committee Concludes General Debate

Africa must occupy a special place in managing and settling crises on the continent, Senegal’s representative said today, as the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations concluded its general...

18 February 2021

Expedite Decolonization Imperative, Secretary-General Urges, as Special Committee Accepts Dominica’s Offer to Host Caribbean Regional Seminar

Expediting the decolonization process must be seen as an imperative, United Nations Secretary-General Antônio Guterres told the Special Committee on Decolonization today, emphasizing that a...

17 February 2021

Role of Digital Technologies on Well-being for All among Resolutions Agreed Upon, as Social Development Commission Concludes Session

The Commission for Social Development concluded its fifty-ninth session today, forwarding four draft resolutions, all without a vote, to the Economic and Social Council for consideration, including...

16 February 2021

Delegations Differ over Sanctions amid Growing Concerns over Humanitarian Impact, as Special Committee on United Nations Charter Begins 2021 Session

Amid growing concerns over unilateral coercive measures and their unintended humanitarian consequences, several delegations stressed today that sanctions remain a relevant tool for the maintenance of...

Press Releases

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

1 March 2021

Mali Panel of Experts Midterm Report Available on 2374 Committee Webpage

On 24 February 2021, the midterm report of the Panel of Experts on Mali, submitted in accordance with paragraph 4 of resolution 2541 (2020), was made available in all official languages on the 2374...

1 March 2021

Disappointing Outcome of Yemen Funding Conference Mere ‘Down Payment’ to Prevent Famine, Secretary-General Says, Asking Donors to Boost Pledges

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

1 March 2021

As Famine Looms in Yemen, Secretary-General Calls on Donors to Fund $3.85 Billion Humanitarian Appeal, Describes Recent Aid Decline as ‘Death Sentence’

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the high-level pledging event for Yemen, today:

1 March 2021

‘Pandemic Recovery Is Our Chance’, Secretary-General Tells Aswan Forum, Pledging Solidarity with Africa amid Efforts to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the opening of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development, held from 1 to 5 March:

28 February 2021

Secretary-General Condemns Use of Lethal Force against Protestors in Myanmar

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

26 February 2021

Upcoming Israeli, Palestian Elections Could Pave Way to Restoring Legitimate Political Horizon in Middle East, Top Official Tells Security Council

Upcoming elections, currently being organized by both Israelis and Palestinians and slated to be held in 2021, will help to clear a crucial path towards restoring a legitimate political horizon in...

26 February 2021

Security Council Calls for Increased Global Cooperation to Facilitate COVID-19 Vaccine Access in Conflict Areas, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2565 (2021)

The Security Council today announced the adoption of a resolution calling for strengthened international cooperation to facilitate equitable and affordable access to COVID-19 vaccines in armed...

26 February 2021

Security Council Sanctions Committee concerning Somalia Adds Three Entries to Its Sanctions List

On 26 February 2021, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia approved the addition of the entries specified below to its Sanctions List of individuals and...

26 February 2021

Strongly Condemning Abduction of Over 300 Schoolgirls in Nigeria, Secretary-General Calls for Their Immediate Release, Safe Return Home

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