Meetings Coverage

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

16 January 2019

Amid Continuing Violence, Efforts to Implement Mali Peace Agreement Must Be Intensified, Assistant Secretary-General Tells Security Council

While violence continues to exacerbate the crisis in and beyond Mali, greater efforts must be made to address resilience, governance and development deficits in the Sahel region, with all parties to...

16 January 2019

Adopting Resolution 2452 (2019), Security Council Establishes Special Political Mission to Support Ceasefire between Yemen’s Government, Houthi Militia

The Security Council today decided to establish a special political mission to support implementation of the ceasefire agreement reached in Stockholm on 13 December 2018 between the Government of...

15 January 2019

General Assembly Elects Mustapha El Baaj to Roster of Residual Mechanism, Adopts Text Commemorating Labour Organization’s 100th Anniversary

The General Assembly today elected Mustapha El Baaj (Morocco) to the roster of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals for a term until 30 June 2020, selecting him from a list of...

11 January 2019

Amid Disputes over Early Results in Congolese Elections, Parties Must Pursue Country’s First Peaceful Transfer of Power, Security Council Told

Despite varied disputes over preliminary voting results in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, all stakeholders must remain steadfast in pursuing peace ahead of the nation’s first‑ever democratic...

10 January 2019

Special Representative Calls Upcoming West Africa, Sahel Elections ‘Litmus Test’ for Consolidating Democratic Gains, in Briefing to Security Council

Ensuring full respect for human rights will be key for the success of several elections due to take place in 2019 in West Africa and the Sahel amidst a highly challenging security environment, the...

9 January 2019

Amid Humanitarian Crisis, Yemen Advancing towards Peace as Ceasefire in Hodeidah, Key Ports Holds, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Amid a languishing humanitarian crisis in Yemen and many hurdles to overcome, gradual and tentative progress has moved the nation along on a path towards peace, officials told the Security Council...

Press Releases

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

16 January 2019

States Parties to United Nations Convention on Law of Sea Meet at Headquarters, 15 January

NEW YORK, 16 January (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The resumed twenty-eighth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was held at...

16 January 2019

Secretary-General Commends El Salvador on Occasion of Peace Accords Anniversary

Following is United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Christian Salazar, Regional Coordinator for El Salvador to the United Nations, on the occasion of the twenty-...

16 January 2019

United Nations Must Accelerate Efforts to Move World Forward, Leave No One Behind, Secretary-General Stresses at Informal Session of General Assembly

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the informal session of the General Assembly, in New York today:

16 January 2019

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Nairobi

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President José Singer Weisinger (Dominican Republic):

15 January 2019

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack in Nairobi

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

15 January 2019

Group of 77 Demonstrates Multilateralism ‘Only Way to Address Shared Challenges’, Secretary-General Says, Welcoming Palestine as New Chair for 2019

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the handover ceremony of the chairmanship of the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, in New York today: