Meetings Coverage

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

20 November 2019

Security Council: Peace and Security in Africa

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s afternoon meeting of the Security Council is available at this time.  The complete...

20 November 2019

General Assembly: Convention on the Rights of the Child

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the General Assembly is available at this time.  The complete summary...

20 November 2019

Israeli-Palestinian Escalation in Gaza Shows Urgent Need for Political Progress on Middle East Peace Process, Special Coordinator Tells Security Council

The recent escalation of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip demonstrates the urgent need for political progress on the Middle East peace process, which, in turn,...

20 November 2019

Concluding Session, Sixth Committee Approves 16 Draft Texts without Vote, as Speakers Debate Terminology, Progress Developing International Law

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) concluded its seventy‑fourth session today by taking action via its tradition of consensus on 12 draft resolutions, 1 draft decision and 3 requests for observer status...

19 November 2019

‘Haves and Have Nots’ Debate Best Way Forward to Negotiate Binding Treaty on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Middle East, as Landmark Conference Continues

Any legally binding treaty to create an atomic‑bomb‑free region will fail unless every State joins, delegates from both possessor and non‑possessor nations said today during the general debate of the...

19 November 2019

Concluding Session, Third Committee Sends 17 Drafts to General Assembly as Delegates Joust over Language on Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) concluded its work today, approving 17 draft resolutions on matters ranging from devising effective youth policies and ending racism, to...

19 November 2019

Reconciliation Must Evolve to Reflect Growing Complexity of Today’s Conflicts, Participants Stress during Day-Long Security Council Open Debate

Hailing reconciliation as a powerful means by which to help societies heal after brutal wars and mass atrocities, speakers emphasized today that the concept must also evolve to tackle increasingly...

19 November 2019

Unprecedented Number of Budget-Related Questions to Secretariat Causing Harmful Delays to Fifth Committee’s Work, Chairman Warns

With less than 16 working days until the scheduled 13 December close of the main part of its seventy-fourth session, the Chairman of the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budget) today warned...

Press Releases

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

20 November 2019

Secretary-General’s Message for World AIDS Day Stresses Need to Harness Community-Led Organizations in Fight to End Epidemic

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December:

20 November 2019

Secretary-General Message to World Forum Calls for Science Grounded in Ethics, Human Rights to Achieve 2030 Agenda

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message to the World Science Forum, held in Budapest from 20 to 23 November:

20 November 2019

World Has Not Kept Promise to ‘Hidden’ Children Left Behind by Conflict, Poverty, Deputy Secretary‑General Tells General Assembly on Convention’s Anniversary

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the General Assembly high‑level meeting on the thirtieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights...

20 November 2019

Marking Anniversary of ‘Landmark’ Convention, Secretary‑General Urges States to Recognize Children’s Vulnerability, Uphold Pledge for Their Protection

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message on the thirtieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, observed today:

19 November 2019

Secretary-General, at High-Level Event, Hails Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Leading Role in Addressing Eurasia’s Most Pressing Peace, Security Issues

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the high‑level event between the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization “Cooperation to promote peace, security and...

19 November 2019

Secretary-General Stresses Accountability during Security Council Open Debate on Role of Reconciliation in Maintenance of Peace

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on the role of reconciliation processes in the maintenance of peace and security, in New York today:

19 November 2019

New Permanent Representative of Japan Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, Kimihiro Ishikane, presented his credentials to United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

18 November 2019

Women’s Inclusion Critical to Sustainable Peace, Development in Afghanistan, Deputy Secretary-General Says at Group of Friends Launch

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the launch of the Group of Friends of Women in Afghanistan, in New York today: