Meetings Coverage

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

24 March 2017

Israel Markedly Increased Settlement Construction, Decisions in Last Three Months, Middle East Special Coordinator Tells Security Council

The last three months had seen a high rate of Israeli settlement plans and construction in the Occupied Palestinian Territory increased notably in the last three months, as did provocations from both...

24 March 2017

Day of Remembrance ‘A Clarion Call to Remember’, Keynote Speaker Tells General Assembly Tribute for Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

Nothing would be more noble than honouring victims of slavery — and recognizing the remarkable contributions of their descendants over the centuries — in the lands to which they were transported, the...

24 March 2017

Security Council Condemns Destruction, Smuggling of Cultural Heritage by Terrorist Groups, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2347 (2017)

The Security Council deplored today the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage, religious sites and artefacts, and the smuggling of cultural property by terrorist groups during armed conflict,...

24 March 2017

Concluding Sixty-first Session, Commission Agrees on Approach to Women’s Economic Empowerment in Changing World of Work

The Commission on the Status of Women concluded its sixty-first session today, approving a sweeping set of Agreed Conclusions, which the top-ranking United Nations gender official said would help...

23 March 2017

No Military Solution in South Sudan, Security Council Presidential Statement Stresses, Urging Immediate End to Violence against Aid Workers

Expressing its deep alarm at the situation in South Sudan, the Security Council today renewed its condemnation of fighting in that country, stressing that there was no military solution to the...

23 March 2017

Innovation, Investment Key Drivers of Climate-Resilient, Clean-Energy Economies, Speakers Tell General Assembly Event on Sustainable Development Action

Equity, innovation and investment must steer the global drive to build climate-resilient societies and economies powered by clean engines of growth, speakers today told the General Assembly’s high-...

Press Releases

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

28 March 2017

Organization Releases ‘Yearbook of the United Nations’, Covering Global Activities in 2012

The United Nations today released the sixty-sixth volume of the Yearbook of the United Nations, which covers the Organization’s global activities in 2012.

28 March 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Stresses Empowering Females, Youth as Vital to Unleashing Africa’s Vast Potential, in Message for Regional Coordination Mechanism

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s message to the closing of the eighteenth session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM), delivered by Frank Schroeder, in...

27 March 2017

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning South Sudan Meets Special Representatives on Children, Sexual Violence in Conflict

During its informal consultations on 21 March 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan was briefed by Leila Zerrougui, Special...

25 March 2017

We Still Await News about Missing Experts, Says Secretary-General in Message for Day of Solidarity with Detained, Missing Staff

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members, observed on 25 March:

25 March 2017

Staff Union Calls for End to Arbitrary Arrest, Detention on International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members, 25 March

As the United Nations marked the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff on 25 March, United Nations personnel continued to be arrested and detained by the authorities, at...

24 March 2017

World Yet to Overcome Racism as Slavery’s Legacy ‘Resounds Down the Ages’, Secretary-General Tells Tribute Event for Victims of Transatlantic Trade

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the General Assembly commemorative meeting for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic...