Meetings Coverage

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

21 September 2017

Global Cooperation, Tackling Root Causes Central to Fight against Terrorism, World Leaders Stress on Third Day of General Debate

Spotlighting terrorism as one of today’s greatest challenges, Heads of State and other Government officials outlined their vision for combating that phenomenon — including through stronger...

21 September 2017

Lessons Learned from Action Plan on Iran Nuclear Programme Could Help De-escalate Korean Peninsula Tensions, Speakers Tell Security Council

The de-escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula should flow from the lessons generated by the diplomacy that shaped the agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme, speakers in the Security Council...

21 September 2017

Security Council Requests Creation of Independent Team to Help in Holding ISIL (Da’esh) Accountable for Its Actions in Iraq

The Security Council today asked the Secretary-General to establish an independent investigative team to support domestic efforts to hold Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh)...

20 September 2017

Violating Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Would Only Destroy Its Credibility, Undermine Global Confidence, Iran’s President Tells General Debate

Rising nuclear tensions, the unfolding humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the impending threats posed by the effects of climate change were among pressing issues that world leaders emphasized...

20 September 2017

Security Council Reaffirms Primary Role of States in Preventing Conflict, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2378 (2017) on Peacekeeping Reform

The “primacy of politics” — including through mediation, ceasefire monitoring and assisting in the implementation of peace accords — should be the hallmark of the United Nations approach to resolving...

20 September 2017

World Leaders Urge Universal Accession, as They Sign Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons at Headquarters Ceremony

Leaders of the United Nations, national Governments and civil society urged universal accession to the new international agreement prohibiting nuclear weapons, as dozens of Heads of State and...

Press Releases

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

22 September 2017

2030 Agenda Acknowledges Sport as Key Enabler of Sustainable Development, Peace, Deputy Secretary-General Says During High-Level Exhibition

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the High-Level Exhibition on Harnessing the Power of Sport in Achieving Sustainable Development, in...

22 September 2017

Facing Soaring Unemployment, Sidelined from Decision-Making, Young People Need Greater Role in Development, Peacebuilding, Secretary-General Says

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on youth, peace and security, in New York on 21 September:

22 September 2017

Investing in Social Cohesion Key to Success of Diverse Societies, Secretary-General Tells Alliance of Civilizations Meeting

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, in New York today:

22 September 2017

Support for Reducing Climate Vulnerability of Small Island Developing States Will Remain Top Priority, Secretary-General Tells Pacific Forum Leaders

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a meeting with Pacific Island Forum leaders, in New York today:

22 September 2017

Urgent Steps Needed to Bridge Palestine Refugee Agency’s Funding Shortfall, Secretary-General Says, Warning It ‘May Run Out of Money in Weeks’

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the high-level meeting “Giving Hope to Palestine Refugees: New Horizons for Sustainable Funding for UNRWA”, in New...

22 September 2017

Group of 77 and China Central to Reassertion of Multilateralism, Secretary-General Tells Bloc’s Foreign Ministers at Their Annual Meeting

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ statement to the annual meeting of foreign ministers of the Group of 77 and China, in New York today: