Meetings Coverage

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

17 July 2018

Government Officials Highlight National Efforts to Make Cities Safe, Bring Potable Water, Modern Energy Services to All, as High-Level Political Forum Continues

Senior Government officials described national efforts to ensure access to drinking water, provide modern energy services and make cities safe for all, as the general debate of the High-Level...

17 July 2018

Briefing Security Council on West Africa, Sahel, Special Representative Warns Volatility Could Reverse Democratic Gains in Region

Recent developments in West Africa and the Sahel have been characterized by both volatility and democratic gains, the top United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today,...

16 July 2018

Amid Rampant Overconsumption, Responsible Food, Clothing Habits Key to Achieving 2030 Agenda, High-Level Political Forum Hears, as Ministerial Segment Begins

The ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will have no real impact unless each and every global citizen make a conscious decision to change their daily habits, from the clothes they wear...

16 July 2018

Despite Some Progress, Libya in Decline, Top United Nations Official Warns Security Council, Calling for Continued International Unity, Support

The status quo in Libya cannot be sustained, said the top United Nations official in that country today, warning about the potential threat of economic collapse, the breakdown of public services and...

13 July 2018

Speakers Call for Alternative Solutions, Disaggregated Data to Keep 2030 Agenda on Track, as High-Level Political Forum Concludes First Week of Meetings

Wrapping up its first week of meetings examining progress and challenges on efforts to achieve the objectives set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the High-Level Political Forum on...

13 July 2018

Adopting Resolution 2428 (2018), Security Council Extends Sanctions on South Sudan

The Security Council today decided to extend its sanctions regime in South Sudan and impose a travel ban and assets freeze on two high-ranking individuals — an act South Sudan’s representative...

Press Releases

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

17 July 2018

Secretary-General Denounces ‘False Dichotomy’ between Human Rights, National Sovereignty at Event to Mark Fortieth Anniversary of Inter-American Court

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica, today:

17 July 2018

Deputy Secretary-General, at SDG Business Forum, Urges Companies to Align with United Nations Values, Ten Principles of Global Compact

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Business Forum, in New York today:

17 July 2018

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Amends Two Entries on Its Sanctions List

On 17 July 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, undertakings...

16 July 2018

Without Appetite for Change, Deputy Secretary-General Says World Will Not Achieve 2030 Agenda, Calling for New Partnerships, Tools to Find Solutions

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the launch of From Summits to Solutions:  Innovations in Implementing the Sustainable Development...

16 July 2018

Progress Remains Too Slow to Ensure Affordable, Clean Energy for All by 2030, Deputy Secretary-General Stresses at ‘Seven for 7’ Event

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Seven for 7 Event: “Celebrating Leadership & Innovation on SDG7”, in New York today:

16 July 2018

Deputy Secretary-General, Noting Risks Posed by Unplanned Cities, Urges UN-Habitat to Speak up for Eradication of Slums, Give Voice to Urban Poor

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN‑Habitat) reception for the 2018 High-Level...