Meetings Coverage

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

23 August 2019

Concluding First Week of Marine Biodiversity Treaty Negotiations, Legal Experts Assess How to Regulate Genetic Resources, Share Benefits

Experts working to negotiate a new treaty on biodiversity in ocean areas beyond national jurisdiction today deliberated ways to govern marine genetic resources — namely, materials of real or...

22 August 2019

High Representative Warns against Unbridled Missile Development amid Collapse of Nuclear Forces Treaty, Calls in Security Council for Universal Arms Accord

The recent collapse of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty cannot become the catalyst for renewed and unconstrained competition in missile development, acquisition and proliferation, the...

22 August 2019

Delegates Agree State Party Should Decide Need for Environmental Impact Assessments Yet Differ on Scope, Implementation, as Marine Biodiversity Treaty Talks Continue

Speakers at the ongoing negotiations for a new treaty on biodiversity in ocean areas beyond national jurisdiction agreed today that a State party to the instrument — rather than the proponent of a...

21 August 2019

Speakers Consider Criteria for Area-Based Management Tools, as Negotiations on Draft Treaty to Protect Marine Biodiversity Enter Third Day

Negotiations on a new treaty on biodiversity in areas of the ocean beyond national jurisdiction centred today on whether areas requiring protection through area-based management tools - including...

21 August 2019

Inclusive Elections, Combating Terrorism Critical to Stabilizing Somalia, Speakers Underline in Security Council

Amid a fragile security landscape marred by terrorist attacks and a drought leaving more than 2 million people facing acute food insecurity in Somalia, officials told the Security Council today that...

20 August 2019

Delegates Consider Role of Capacity-Building, Technology Transfer, as Deliberations Continue on Treaty Governing Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdictions

Delegates working to draft a new treaty on biodiversity in areas of the ocean beyond national jurisdiction today weighed issues related to building capacity and transferring marine technology, with...

Press Releases

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

23 August 2019

Secretary-General Welcomes Rwanda-Uganda Memorandum of Understanding, Urging Neighbours to Restore Friendly Ties Cooperation for Regional Stability

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

21 August 2019

Security Council Press Statement on Sudan

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Joanna Wronecka (Poland):

21 August 2019

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Attack on Military Camp, Indiscriminate Violence against Civilians in Burkina Faso

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

21 August 2019

New Permanent Representative of Oman Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Oman to the United Nations, Mohamed al Hassan, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

21 August 2019

New Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Kshenuka Dhireni Senewiratne, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

21 August 2019

New Permanent Representative of El Salvador Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations, Egriselda Aracely González López, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.