Meetings Coverage

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

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

With War in Syria Entering Sixth Year, Genuine Commitment to Peace Required at Upcoming Geneva Talks, Humanitarian Affairs Chief Tells Security Council

Genuine political commitment to peace in Syria would be needed if 2017 was to offer any prospect other than the death and destruction of the past six years, the head of United Nations humanitarian...

22 February 2017

Open Dialogue Vital in Confronting Threats to Europe’s Peace, Security, Chair of Regional Oversight Body Tells Security Council

Voicing deep concern over regional conflicts, radicalization and violent extremism, the Chair-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) today stressed the need to...

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...

22 February 2017

Delegates Underline Peaceful Dispute Settlement, Use of Sanctions, as Special Committee on Charter Continues Session

Speakers in the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization today emphasized the body’s role in interpreting legal provisions...

21 February 2017

Never Take Peace in Europe for Granted, Say Speakers as Security Council Holds Open Debate on Region’s Protracted Conflicts

Peace must never be taken for granted in Europe, where simmering conflicts could potentially impact security on a global scale, speakers in the Security Council said today, during an open debate that...

Press Releases

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

22 February 2017

New Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the United Nations, Cosmos Richardson, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

22 February 2017

New Permanent Representative of Malaysia Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations, Dato’ Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Bin Yaakob, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

22 February 2017

New Counter-Terrorism Office to Build Partnership with Member States on Countering Transnational Threats, Secretary-General Tells General Assembly

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres remarks to the General Assembly on the informal suggestion to create a new office for counter-terrorism, in New York today:

22 February 2017

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

On 22 February 2017, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh) and Al‑Qaida approved the addition of the entries...

22 February 2017

Secretary-General Hails Efforts by Special Committee on Decolonization, while Recalling End of Portugal’s Colonial Policies in Africa, Asia

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Special Committee on Decolonization organizational meeting, in New York today:

22 February 2017

Somalia’s Leaders Must Rally behind New Government, Says Secretary-General, in Message for Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Michael Keating, Special Representative of the Secretary-General, to the inaugural ceremony for Somalia President Mohamed...