Meetings Coverage

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

21 March 2018

Successful Elections in Libya Hinged on Tightening Security, Cracking Down on Oil Smuggling, Human Trafficking, Top Official Tells Security Council

While a spirit of optimism was taking hold in Libya, even amid persistent security concerns, a predatory economic system — including the oil smuggling and human trafficking — must be overcome if...

21 March 2018

Driven to Accelerate Gender Equality, Commission on Status of Women Considers Its Role Building Synergies with Economic and Social Council

The Commission on the Status of Women, continuing its sixty-second session today, took note of several documents related to its synergies with — and contributions to — the broader work of the...

21 March 2018

Security Council Extends Mandate for Expert Panel Assisting Sanctions Committee on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Security Council today extended until 24 April 2019 the mandate of its seven‑member Panel of Experts assisting the Sanctions Committee pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006) on the Democratic People’...

20 March 2018

Racial Equality ‘Is Under Attack’, Experts Warn General Assembly, Urging States to Mark International Day by Stamping out Discrimination, Intolerance

Speakers today called for urgent action to stop the rampant rise of xenophobia, racism and intolerance, as the General Assembly commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial...

19 March 2018

Procedural Vote Blocks Holding of Security Council Meeting on Human Rights Situation in Syria, Briefing by High Commissioner

The Security Council today failed to hold a public meeting on the human rights situation in Syria — which would have featured a briefing by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-...

19 March 2018

Security Council Presidential Statement Asks International Residual Mechanism to Present Latest Progress Report on Projected Completion Dates by Mid-April

The Security Council today requested the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals to present its latest progress report by 15 April 2018, including in completing its functions.

Press Releases

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

21 March 2018

As Forests Are ‘Lungs of Planet’, Tree-Planting Contributes to Mitigating Climate Change Impact, Secretary-General Says at Event Commemorating International Day

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at a tree-planting ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of Forests, hosted by the Netherlands in its capacity as President of...

21 March 2018

Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw of Mauritania Special Adviser for Sahel

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ibrahim Thiaw of Mauritania as his Special Adviser for the Sahel.  He will support Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the...

21 March 2018

Secretary-General Condemns Attack Near Shrine in Kabul

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

20 March 2018

Nowruz Promotes Opportunity to Renew Pledge to Leave No One Behind in Building Prosperous Future, Secretary-General Says at Celebration

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Nowruz celebration in New York today:

20 March 2018

Inclusive Efforts Must Target Persistent Racial Discrimination Plaguing Communities Worldwide, Secretary-General Says on International Day

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly meeting on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, in New York today:

20 March 2018

Advancing Technologies Are Key to Unlocking Inclusive, Resilient, Sustainable Future for All, Deputy Secretary-General Tells World Information Summit

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum, in Geneva today: