Meetings Coverage

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

11 June 2021

Citing COVID-19’s Global Impact on Peace, Speakers Say Security Council Must Overcome Divisions, Address Current Realities, as General Assembly Considers its 2020 Report

The Security Council must swiftly overcome divisions that have led to deadly consequences and fully address current realities, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact peace worldwide...

11 June 2021

General Assembly: High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis and the current COVID-19 pandemic impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meeting of the General Assembly is available at...

10 June 2021

Current Battle to End COVID-19 Pandemic Must Not Cost War against HIV/AIDS, Speakers Warn General Assembly on Day Three of High-Level Meeting

Warning that the international community must not let its current battle against COVID-19 cost its war against HIV/AIDS, world leaders detailed national efforts to tackle the threat to public health...

10 June 2021

Solving World’s Problems Requires ‘Global Cooperation Based on Agreed Rules’, European Union High Representative Tells Security Council

The demand for multilateral solutions in the world today is exceeding supply, and while “rules-based multilateralism” may not be an appealing phrase, the United Nations and the European Union must...

9 June 2021

Governments Must Embrace Rights-Based Focus on Those Most at Risk of HIV/AIDS, General Assembly Speakers Stress, amid Differences over ‘Key’ Populations

Countries must embrace hard lessons learned over four decades of the HIV epidemic — including the need for human rights-based action focused on populations most at risk — as they confront the “...

9 June 2021

Sudan Must Deliver Long-Awaited Justice by Ending Impunity for Atrocity Crimes in Darfur, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Tells Security Council

Sudan must now fully seize its critical role in delivering long-awaited justice to victims by ending impunity for perpetrators of atrocity crimes committed in Darfur almost 20 years ago, the...

9 June 2021

Economic and Social Council Concludes Management Segment, Adopting Texts Covering Support for Haiti, United Nations Staff College, Indigenous Peoples Forum

The Economic and Social Council concluded its 2021 Management Segment today, adopting a series of texts forwarded by its subsidiary bodies which covered topics from the rights of indigenous peoples...

8 June 2021

World Leaders in General Assembly Adopt Political Declaration Pledging Urgent, Transformative Action to Stop Global AIDS Epidemic by 2030

World leaders in the General Assembly today committed to “urgent and transformative action” to end the gender inequalities, restrictive laws and multiple forms of discrimination that perpetuate the...

Press Releases

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

11 June 2021

Security Council Press Statement on Attack against Humanitarian Mine Clearance Workers in Afghanistan

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Sven Jürgenson (Estonia):

11 June 2021

Including Migrants in Vaccine Distribution Plans Critical to Health, Safety of All, Secretary-General Says, Marking Family Remittances Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Family Remittances, observed on 16 June:

11 June 2021

Global Vaccination Effort Cannot Advance amidst Armed Conflict, Secretary-General Stresses, in Message for International Day of Peace

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace 2021 — “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”, on 13 June:

9 June 2021

Time to Prioritize Human Security among Global Commitments, Secretary-General Tells Group of Friends Meeting

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the meeting of the Group of Friends of Human Security today:

8 June 2021

Security Council Press Statement on Killing of Civilians in Burkina Faso

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Sven Jürgenson (Estonia), Council President for June:

8 June 2021

Glasgow COP26 Must Signal End of Coal, Secretary-General Tells Insurance Development Forum, Urging Sector to Stop Public Support by New Year

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ closing remarks to the Insurance Development Forum, held today:

8 June 2021

Lessons from Experience with HIV Invaluable for Response to COVID-19, Deputy Secretary-General Says, at Opening of High-Level Meeting

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the opening of the high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS today:

8 June 2021

Taking Note of Mladic Appeal Verdict, Secretary-General Counsels against Atrocity Denial, Stressing Accountability ‘Essential Step’ for Reconciliation

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

8 June 2021

Secretary-General Welcomes ‘Great Honour’ of Security Council’s Recommendation to General Assembly That He Serve Second Term

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

8 June 2021

Secretary-General Hails Role of Global Fund as Key Partner against ‘Vicious Diseases’, in Message for Twentieth Anniversary

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Global Fund’s twentieth anniversary today: