Meetings Coverage

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

27 February 2017

Rising Tensions Shrink Space for Dialogue between Serbia, Kosovo, Secretary-General’s Special Representative Tells Security Council

Heightened tensions between Serbia and Kosovo had reduced the space for political dialogue, a process that was as fragile as it was essential, the senior United Nations official in the Balkans region...

24 February 2017

Concluding Regular Session, Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations Recommends 269 Applicants for Status with Economic and Social Council

Wrapping up the first part up its 2017 session this morning, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations adopted a draft report outlining the results of its substantive work over recent weeks,...

23 February 2017

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2343 (2017)

The Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) for one year today, reaffirming its full commitment to the consolidation of...

23 February 2017

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2342 (2017), Security Council Grants One-Year Renewal of Sanctions on Yemen, Extends Expert Panel’s Mandate

The Security Council today renewed for one year a targeted arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze against individuals and entities designated by the Committee established pursuant to resolution...

22 February 2017

Peacekeeping Missions Must Bolster Efforts, Engage More Women Leaders in Tackling Shifting Security Landscape, Special Committee Hears

The ever-changing international peace and security landscape amid increasing demand for peacekeeping missions called for more robust partnerships, bolstered intelligence sharing, adequate resources...

22 February 2017

Secretary-General Recounts Portugal’s ‘Totally Absurd’ Colonial Past, while Commending Efforts of Special Committee on Decolonization

Opening its work this morning with a highly personal address by Secretary-General António Guterres, the Special Committee on Decolonization also voted to elect Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño (Venezuela...

Press Releases

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

27 February 2017

Secretary-General Appoints Dag Halvor Nylander of Norway as Personal Representative on Border Controversy between Guyana, Venezuela

Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Dag Halvor Nylander of Norway as his Personal Representative on the Border Controversy between Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic...

27 February 2017

Activities of Secretary-General in Germany, 16-18 February

On Thursday afternoon, 16 February, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived from Cairo, Egypt, in Bonn, Germany, to attend the meeting of foreign ministers of the G-20.

27 February 2017

Vowing to ‘Defend the Defenders’, Secretary-General Urges End of Double Standards in Tackling Abuse, Bias, Rising Intolerance Worldwide

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Human Rights Council, in Geneva today:

27 February 2017

Activities of Secretary-General in Oman, 14 February

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Oman from the United Arab Emirates early on Tuesday, 14 February, from Abu Dhabi.

27 February 2017

Activities of Secretary-General in Saudi Arabia, 11-12 February

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Saudi Arabia from Turkey late on Saturday evening, 11 February.

27 February 2017

Secretary-General Renews Multistakeholder Advisory Group Membership to Guide Preparations for Internet Governance Forum Meeting in Switzerland

The Secretary-General has renewed the membership of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum.