Meetings Coverage

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

15 October 2018

World ‘Nearing Critical Point of No Return’ on Climate Change, Delegate Warns, as Second Committee Debates Sustainable Development

Lowering greenhouse gas emissions and switching to renewable energy sources are key to a sustainable future threatened by climate change, delegates told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial)...

15 October 2018

Voicing Concerns at Possible Demise of Iran Nuclear Deal, First Committee Delegates Discuss Ways to Steer Disarmament Efforts Back on Track

Voicing concerns at the possible breakdown of the Iran nuclear deal, delegates discussed ways to get collective disarmament efforts back on track, as the First Committee (Disarmament and...

15 October 2018

Concluding Debate, Sixth Committee Stresses Importance of Special Charter Committee in Ongoing United Nations Reform

While deciding to defer action on four observer status requests, the Sixth Committee (Legal) today concluded its consideration of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations, with...

15 October 2018

Proposal to Split Human Resources Functions into Two Departments Draws Some Support, Calls for More In-Depth Study, as Fifth Committee Considers Structural Challenges

Delegates to the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today took up a recommendation from the Secretary-General that human resources management at the United Nations be split into two...

15 October 2018

Early Warnings Must Trigger Rapid Responses to Rights Abuses, High Commissioner Tells Third Committee as Experts Call for Upholding Commitments against Torture

Early warnings must trigger rapid responses to human rights abuses, the top United Nations human rights official told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as it began its...

15 October 2018

Delegates Welcome Plan by Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Morocco-POLISARIO Talks in December, as Fourth Committee Continues Decolonization Debate

Delegates welcomed round table discussions on Western Sahara planned for Geneva in December and emphasized the importance of African Union support for that initiative, as the Fourth Committee (...

Press Releases

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

15 October 2018

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds One Entry to Its Sanctions List

On 15 October 2018, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups,...

15 October 2018

Marking Global Day, Secretary-General Says Eradication of Poverty Remains ‘Question of Justice’, Urging States to Uphold 2030 Agenda’s Core Pledge

Following is of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed on 17 October:

15 October 2018

Join Forces to Eradicate Hunger, Says Secretary-General in World Food Day Message

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World Food Day, observed on 16 October:

14 October 2018

As Misuse of New Technology Presents Dangers, International Community Must Foster Safe Digital Future for All,  Secretary-General Tells Inter-Parliamentary Union

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the 139th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Geneva, from 14 to 18 October:

13 October 2018

Durable Financing, Investment Strategies for Least, Middle-Income Countries Key to Improving Lives Worldwide, Secretary-General Tells Development Committee

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Development Committee in Bali, Indonesia, today:

13 October 2018

Secretary-General Condemns Twin Bomb Attacks in Somalia

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