Meetings Coverage

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

23 April 2018

Young People Powerful Agents for Resolving, Preventing Conflict, Speakers Tell Security Council Open Debate amid Calls to Change Negative Stereotypes

Contrary to common perception, young people were not a nagging problem, but rather, powerful agents for resolving and preventing conflict throughout the world, the Security Council heard today during...

23 April 2018

Lingering Vulnerabilities, Growing Geopoliical Tensions Could Derail 2030 Agenda despite Economic Upturn, Speakers Stress as Development Financing Forum Begins

The upturn in the world economy was encouraging and provided a platform for further progress, but lingering economic vulnerabilities, the escalation of geopolitical tensions and natural disasters...

20 April 2018

Indigenous Peoples Need Greater Voice in Decisions Affecting Their Lives, Speakers Stress, as Permanent Forum Continues Session

Indigenous peoples must be more involved in the work of the United Nations, and allowed to determine who participated on their behalf, speakers in the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said today...

20 April 2018

Disarmament Commission Concludes Session, Sending Draft Report to General Assembly

Following three weeks of deliberations, the Disarmament Commission concluded its 2018 substantive session — the first of its new three-year cycle — with the approval by consensus of its draft report...

19 April 2018

Speakers Raise Alarm about High Murder Rate, Myriad Forms of Violence against Indigenous Women, as Permanent Forum Continues Session

Indigenous women faced myriad forms of violence, and in the United States, murder rates that were 10 times the national average, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues heard today, as participants...

19 April 2018

As Mission in Liberia Closes, Security Council Intends to Consider Best Practices in Ongoing Efforts to Enhance Effectiveness of Peacekeeping

Following the completion of the 14‑year‑long mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on 30 March, the Security Council stressed today that the Organization would remain an important...

Press Releases

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

24 April 2018

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru):

23 April 2018

Secretary-General Expresses Concern over Casualties during Protest in Nicaragua

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

23 April 2018

Secretary-General Welcomes Peaceful Nature of Events Unfolding in Armenia Following Prime Minister’s Resignation, Encourages Focus on Dialogue

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

23 April 2018

Security Council Extends Modified Mandate of United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2412 (2018)

The Security Council extended until 15 October 2018 a modification to the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) as laid out in two resolutions from 2011 and 2014,...

23 April 2018

Security Sector Reform ‘a Core Element’ of Prevention, Sustaining Peace Agendas, Says Deputy Secretary-General at High-Level Round Table

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level round table on security sector reform and sustaining peace, in New York today:

23 April 2018

Security Council 2140 Sanctions Committee Updates Entry of Individual on Its Sanctions List

On 23 April 2018, the Committee enacted the amendments specified with underline in the entry below on its list of individuals subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and targeted arms embargo, set...