Meetings Coverage

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

26 April 2018

International Development Cooperation, Debt Vulnerability Concerns Focus, as Economic and Social Council Wraps Up Financing for Development Forum

The Economic and Social Council conducted a series of interactive discussions on a range of issues spanning from development cooperation to debt to foreign investment as it wrapped up its four-day...

26 April 2018

Adopting Resolution 2413 (2018), Security Council Takes Note of Secretary General’s Proposals to More Speedily Implement United Nations Peacebuilding Agenda

The Security Council, acting in parallel with the General Assembly today, took note of a raft of proposals by Secretary‑General António Guterres on ways to accelerate the United Nations “...

26 April 2018

Amid Rising Tensions, Potentially Explosive Miscalculations, Everyone in Middle East Must ‘Step Away from the Brink’, Regional Coordinator Tells Security Council

Amid escalating tensions, outside interference and growing risks of potentially explosive miscalculations, from Gaza to Syria to Yemen, everyone in the region must “step away from the brink”, the...

26 April 2018

General Assembly Concludes High-Level Debate on Sustaining Peace with Consensus Resolution Encouraging Further Action by United Nations, Member States

The General Assembly capped its high-level debate on peacebuilding and sustaining peace today with a consensus resolution welcoming the Secretary-General’s January 2018 report on those activities and...

25 April 2018

Speakers Call for Addressing Causes of Conflict, Rather Than Investing in ‘Bullets and Tanks’, as General Assembly Continues High-Level Debate on Sustaining Peace

The General Assembly continued its high‑level debate on peacebuilding and sustaining peace today with speakers underscoring the value of the Peacebuilding Fund, a people‑centred approach to human...

25 April 2018

Briefing Security Council, Secretary-General Calls for ‘Quantum Leap’ in Funding Activities to Prevent Conflict, Address Root Causes

With the adoption of landmark resolutions on the concepts of peacebuilding and sustaining peace imminent, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged Member States to strengthen their...

Press Releases

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

26 April 2018

Committee Updates Passport Information of Listed Individual Eugene Ngaïkosset

On 26 April 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic enacted the amendments specified with underline and...

26 April 2018

Secretary-General Appoints Christine Schraner Burgener of Switzerland as Special Envoy on Myanmar

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Christine Schraner Burgener of Switzerland as his new Special Envoy on Myanmar.

26 April 2018

Activities of Secretary-General in Sweden, 20-23 April

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres travelled from New York on Friday, 20 April, to Sweden for an annual retreat with the Security Council and an official visit to the country.

25 April 2018

Human, Financial Cost of Responding to Crises ‘Unsustainable’, Secretary-General Underlines at Security Council Meeting on Building, Sustaining Peace

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, in New York today:

25 April 2018

Secretary-General Urges International Community Renew, Strengthen Its Support to Syria’s People, in Video Message for Brussels Conference

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the conference titled “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region”, in Brussels today:

25 April 2018

Triumphs, Struggles for Freedom, Equality Focus of ‘Remember Slavery’ Student Videoconference, at United Nations Headquarters, 27 April

The Department of Public Information will hold its tenth annual Remember Slavery global student videoconference on 27 April under the theme “Remember Slavery:  Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and...