Meetings Coverage

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

21 September 2018

General Assembly Adopts Work Programme, Agenda for Seventy-Third Session, Including Items on Responsibility to Protect, Situation in Ukraine

Acting on the recommendation of its General Committee, the General Assembly adopted the work programme and agenda for its seventy-third session today, deciding to include the item “Situation in the...

21 September 2018

Humanitarian Affairs Chief Decries Widespread Famine in Yemen, Urging Immediate Security Council Action to Prevent ‘Massive’ Loss of Life, Economic Collapse

Against a “bleak” landscape in Yemen marred by a worsening humanitarian crisis, intensified fighting and attacks cutting off vital food and trade routes, the international community must take swift,...

21 September 2018

Honouring Kofi Annan, General Assembly Remembers Late Secretary-General as Monumental Leader, Moral Voice Who Fought Brutality, Bloodshed

Paying homage to the late Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away on 18 August, Member States, colleagues and family convened in the General Assembly today to remember him as a child of Africa...

21 September 2018

Security Council Stresses Need to Improve Behaviour, Leadership, Accountability in Peacekeeping, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2436 (2018)

The Security Council today adopted a resolution aimed at enhancing the performance of peacekeeping personnel at all levels, both at Headquarters and in the field, stressing the need to improve...

21 September 2018

Security Council Presidential Statement Expresses Outrage at Continuing Heavy Casualty Toll on Civilians in Situations of Armed Conflict

The Security Council expressed its outrage today over the fact that civilians continue to account for the vast majority of casualties in situations of armed conflict, and over its short- and long-...

20 September 2018

Two-State Solution in Jeopardy amid Escalating Violence, Settlement‑Building, Special Coordinator for Middle East Warns Security Council

Warning that current trends are jeopardizing the possibility of a two-State solution for Israelis and Palestinians, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the...

Press Releases

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

24 September 2018

Deputy Secretary-General Stresses Need to Close Off Avenues through Which Countries Lose Potential Revenue to Illicit Financial Flows

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks on the IMF/SDSN event “SDG Costing and Macroeconomics:  Spending Needs for Achieving Selected SDGs” [Sustainable Development...

24 September 2018

Deputy Secretary-General Highlights Continuing Major Challenge of Financing 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the event “Emerging Challenges and Shifting Paradigms:  New Perspectives on International...

24 September 2018

Secretary-General Calls for Global Policies Aligned with Sustainable Development, Equal Access to Innovative Technologies, at Meeting on Financing 2030 Agenda

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the High‑Level Meeting on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in New York today:

24 September 2018

Companies ‘a Driving Force’ in Fostering Peace, Pushing Governments to Assume Climate Change Commitments, Secretary-General Tells Private Sector Forum

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the United Nations Private Sector Forum, in New York today:

24 September 2018

‘Face the Forces That Threaten Us’ with Courage, Conviction of Nelson Mandela, Secretary-General Tells Peace Summit Honouring Former South African President

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, in New York today:

24 September 2018

Security Council Sanctions Committee concerning South Sudan Meets with Panel of Experts

On 14 September 2018, members of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan were briefed by the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts on South...