Meetings Coverage

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

29 November 2021

Marking International Solidarity Day, Permanent Observer Tells Palestinian Rights Committee Israel’s Illegal Settlements Signal Rejection of Two-State Solution

Israel’s continued illegal settlement activities were signalling its blatant rejection of the two-State solution, the Permanent Observer for the State of Palestine said today during a special meeting...

29 November 2021

Establishing Middle East as Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Would Help Bring Durable Peace to Strife-Torn Region, Advance Global Security, Speakers Say as Conference Opens

Ridding the Middle East of its nuclear arsenal will help bring lasting peace to the chronically strife‑torn region and make the world a safer, more secure place, the United Nations Secretary‑General...

24 November 2021

General Assembly Speakers Insist Security Council Reforms Include Increased Membership from Asia, Africa, Latin America, but Disagree on Use of Veto

After unanimously adopting two draft resolutions pertaining to the Economic and Social Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today, the General Assembly also concluded its debate...

24 November 2021

Security Council Adopts Presidential Statement Welcoming International Support for Libyan Political Process

The Security Council, through a presidential statement today, welcomed the Paris International Conference for Libya which was convened on 12 November 2021, as well as the Declaration issued by the...

23 November 2021

Coordinated Approach to Human Trafficking Must Feature Cutting-Edge Tools, Outpace Criminals, Delegates Stress as General Assembly Concludes High-Level Meeting

The international community must speed up a stronger, more coordinated response to the scourge of human trafficking – integrating cutting-edge tools to outpace criminals whose online tactics have...

23 November 2021

Resolutions on Protecting Global Climate, Eliminating Unilateral Economic Measures, among 16 Texts Approved as Second Committee Concludes Session

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today approved 16 resolutions and two decisions, voting on five of them, including one expressing profound alarm that greenhouse gas emissions continue...

23 November 2021

National Elections Mark Hard-Won Victory for Iraq, Women Candidates, Despite Recount Call, Ongoing Strife, Senior Official Tells Security Council

Iraq’s recent national elections, held under the 2005 Constitution and conducted in a well-run, generally peaceful manner, marked a hard-won victory for the country, despite taking place in the...

23 November 2021

International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Outlining Vision, Calls for New Era of Engagement with Security Council to End Atrocity Crimes in Libya

In his first appearance in the Security Council today, the new Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court called for a more robust partnership between the two bodies towards ending impunity for...

Press Releases

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

30 November 2021

‘Seize the Moment’, Secretary-General Tells Planet Budapest Expo, Calling for Durable, Transformative Pandemic Recovery Focused on Climate Action, Erasing Inequalities

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit, in Budapest today:

29 November 2021

Deputy Secretary-General Calls on ‘Africa’s Leaders and Beyond’ to Take Decisions, Make Investments Needed for People, Planet, in London Organization Address

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, on “Africa in a just transition:  Investing in a sustainable recovery”, at the 120th Anniversary of the...

29 November 2021

United Nations Outreach Programme on the Holocaust to Mark Anniversary of Nazi Doctors’ Trial with Medical Ethics Panel Discussion, 2 December

The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme will host an online panel discussion on medical ethics during and in response to the Holocaust, as well as educational initiatives that draw on...

29 November 2021

Deputy Secretary-General Briefs Member States on Key Action Areas to Advance Sustainable Development, Tackle Climate Crisis, Recover Inclusively

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a briefing to Member States, in Geneva today:

29 November 2021

Foster Global Solidarity towards Migrants, Secretary-General Stresses, in Message Marking Seventieth Anniversary of International Organization for Migration

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for the seventieth anniversary of the International Organization for Migration (IOM):

29 November 2021

Step up Digital Cooperation for Sustainable Development, Secretary-General Urges, in Message to United Nations Industrial Development Organization Conference

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the nineteenth session of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) General Conference, in Vienna...

29 November 2021

Recognizing China’s Role, Secretary-General Says Africa Needs Global Solidarity, More Support to End COVID-19 Crisis, Conflicts, in Video Message for Cooperation Forum

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, in Dakar today:

29 November 2021

World at ‘a Breakdown or Breakthrough Moment’, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Geneva Summit, Calling for Urgent Action on 2030 Agenda, Paris Agreement

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Building Bridges Summit, in Geneva today:

29 November 2021

Deeply Concerned about New Travel Restrictions, Secretary-General Says Southern Africa Should Not be Penalized for Sharing Crucial Information on New COVID-19 Variant

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ statement on travel restrictions related to COVID‑19, today:

29 November 2021

Secretary-General, at Conference to Create Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Middle East, Says it Would Strengthen Global Non-Proliferation Norms, Help Build Safer World

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the Second Session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass...