Meetings Coverage

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

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...

22 November 2021

Political Will Along with Weapons-Control Management Critical in Stemming Illicit Trafficking of Small Arms, Speakers Tell Security Council

With illicit trade in small arms and light weapons fuelling conflict, aggravating the humanitarian situation and undermining development, over 50 speakers during today’s open debate in the Security...

22 November 2021

Adopting Political Declaration, General Assembly Pledges Greater Action to End Human Trafficking, Warning COVID-19 Pandemic Has Increased Risk for Vulnerable Groups

Survivor wisdom must be leveraged to forge effective policies and action plans that can better protect women and children and end impunity for traffickers, many delegates and survivors themselves...

Press Releases

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

26 November 2021

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Somalia

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

24 November 2021

Debt Bondage, Forced Labour, Sex Trafficking Continue Worldwide, Secretary-General Warns, Urging Stronger Action to End Modern Slavery, in International Day Message

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, observed on 2 December:

24 November 2021

Secretary-General, in World AIDS Day Message, Stresses Leadership to Combat Stigma, Ensure Equal Health-Care Access Crucial for Ending Epidemic by 2030

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

24 November 2021

Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf Concludes Fifty-Third Session

NEW YORK, 24 November (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its fifty‑third session at United Nations Headquarters from 6 ...

24 November 2021

Security Council Press Statement on Colombia

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez (Mexico):

24 November 2021

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds One Entry to Its Sanctions List

On 23 November 2021, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups,...

24 November 2021

Involving Persons with Disabilities in COVID-19 Pandemic Response Key for Building More Inclusive, Accessible World, Secretary-General Observance Message Stresses

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed on 3 December:

24 November 2021

Secretary-General Anniversary Message Highlights Critical Role of United Nations Satellite Centre in Environmental Assessments, Humanitarian Relief Operations

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the twentieth anniversary of the United Nations Satellite Centre, today:

23 November 2021

Continued Palestinian Rights Violations, Israeli Settlement-Expansion Threatening Prospects for Two-State Solution, Secretary-General Warns in Observance Message

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, observed on 29 November:

23 November 2021

Only Appropriate Tribute to Victims of Chemical Warfare Is Fully Eliminating Such Heinous Weapons, Secretary-General Says in Remembrance Day Message

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, observed on 30 November: