Meetings Coverage

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

14 November 2018

Amid Rising Gaza Tensions, Delegates Welcome Ceasefire, as Fourth Committee Concludes General Debate on Israeli Practices in Occupied Arab Lands

Delegates warned today about escalating tensions in the Gaza Strip, with some welcoming the recently brokered ceasefire in the enclave, as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization)...

14 November 2018

Talks Between Serbia, Kosovo Must Be Backed by Previously Agreed Trust-Building Measures, Special Representative Tells Security Council

New momentum in talks between Serbia and Kosovo must be accompanied by the implementation of previous agreements and other measures to build trust between communities in Kosovo, the Secretary—General...

14 November 2018

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2444 (2018), Security Council Lifts Sanctions on Eritrea, Renews Arms Embargo against Somalia

Hailing the recent and historic rapprochements in the Horn of Africa, the Security Council today decided to lift the arms embargo, travel ban, assets freeze and targeted sanctions previously imposed...

13 November 2018

Sixth Committee Approves 14 Drafts without Vote as Session Concludes, with Speakers Disagreeing on Contentious Paragraphs

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) wrapped up its seventy‑third session today by taking action on 13 draft resolutions, including a historic text, and one draft decision, several delegations, while...

13 November 2018

Shrinking Natural Resources, Rising Insecurity Leading to Dire Situation in Sahel, Speakers Tell Meeting of Economic and Social Council, Peacebuilding Commission

One of the world’s most environmentally degraded areas, the Sahel is suffering from a rise in intercommunal conflict over resources depleted by desertification, drought and other climatic extremes,...

13 November 2018

Special Committee Chair Cites Discrimination, Excessive Force, Collective Punishment as Fourth Committee Tackles Israeli Practices in Arab Lands

Discriminatory practices, excessive use of force and collective punishment against Palestinians are leading to a rapid deterioration of the human rights and humanitarian situation across the occupied...

Press Releases

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

14 November 2018

Secretary-General Welcomes Iraqi Government’s Repatriation of Kuwaiti Property as Important Step towards Fully Normalizing Bilateral Relations

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

13 November 2018

Secretary-General Praises Templeton Prize Recipient King Abdullah of Jordan, at Award Ceremony, for Leadership Role in Seeking Religious Harmony

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the 2018 Templeton Prize Ceremony, in Washington, D.C., today:

13 November 2018

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Iraq Removes One Entity from Its Sanctions List

On 13 November 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1518 (2003) approved the removal of the following entity from its List of Individuals and Entities subject to...

13 November 2018

Secretary-General Stresses Need to Overcome Cyberattacks, Hate Speech, Censorship, Data Breaches as Internet Governance Forum Opens

Delegates representing a broad range of interests — from Governments to technology companies — focused on efforts to promote “digital growth” while overcoming many of the abuses of the Internet, as...

12 November 2018

Observance of International Day for Tolerance to Spotlight How Videos Bring People Together, at United Nations Headquarters, 16 November

The United Nations Department of Public Information will host an educational event on the International Day of Tolerance, which will feature the 2018 YouTube Creators for Change programme, on Friday...

12 November 2018

Secretary-General, Closely Following Events in Gaza, Urges Maximum Restraint

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