Meetings Coverage

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

24 March 2017

Israel Markedly Increased Settlement Construction, Decisions in Last Three Months, Middle East Special Coordinator Tells Security Council

The last three months had seen a high rate of Israeli settlement plans and construction in the Occupied Palestinian Territory increased notably in the last three months, as did provocations from both...

24 March 2017

Day of Remembrance ‘A Clarion Call to Remember’, Keynote Speaker Tells General Assembly Tribute for Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

Nothing would be more noble than honouring victims of slavery — and recognizing the remarkable contributions of their descendants over the centuries — in the lands to which they were transported, the...

24 March 2017

Security Council Condemns Destruction, Smuggling of Cultural Heritage by Terrorist Groups, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2347 (2017)

The Security Council deplored today the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage, religious sites and artefacts, and the smuggling of cultural property by terrorist groups during armed conflict,...

24 March 2017

Concluding Sixty-first Session, Commission Agrees on Approach to Women’s Economic Empowerment in Changing World of Work

The Commission on the Status of Women concluded its sixty-first session today, approving a sweeping set of Agreed Conclusions, which the top-ranking United Nations gender official said would help...

23 March 2017

No Military Solution in South Sudan, Security Council Presidential Statement Stresses, Urging Immediate End to Violence against Aid Workers

Expressing its deep alarm at the situation in South Sudan, the Security Council today renewed its condemnation of fighting in that country, stressing that there was no military solution to the...

23 March 2017

Innovation, Investment Key Drivers of Climate-Resilient, Clean-Energy Economies, Speakers Tell General Assembly Event on Sustainable Development Action

Equity, innovation and investment must steer the global drive to build climate-resilient societies and economies powered by clean engines of growth, speakers today told the General Assembly’s high-...

Press Releases

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

29 March 2017

Statement by Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, Chair, Security Council 1533 (2004) Committee Concerning Democratic Republic of Congo

The following statement was issued today by Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt), Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic...

29 March 2017

Secretary-General, Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General Appoint David Beasley of United States Executive Director of World Food Programme

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva announced today their appointment of David Beasley of the United...

29 March 2017

Secretary-General Appoints Izumi Nakamitsu of Japan High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Izumi Nakamitsu of Japan as the next Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs,...

29 March 2017

Division Opened Door to Foreign Intervention, Manipulation, Secretary-General Tells Arab League Summit, Stressing Critical Need for Unity, Dialogue

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Summit of the League of Arab States, in Amman today:

29 March 2017

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

On 29 March 2017, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) enacted the amendments specified with underline and strikethrough in the entry below...