Meetings Coverage

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

25 May 2022

Ninety Per Cent of War-Time Casualties Are Civilians, Speakers Stress, Pressing Security Council to Fulfil Responsibility, Protect Innocent People in Conflicts

With civilians accounting for nearly 90 per cent of war-time casualties and humanitarians threatened with arrest for providing aid to “the enemy”, the Security Council simply must do more to ensure...

24 May 2022

Continuing Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 2 Groups for Special Consultative Status, Defers Action on 31 Others

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, recommending 2 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferring action on...

24 May 2022

Lack of Progress on Political Track Will Lead to Humanitarian Disaster in Sudan, Secretary-General’s Special Representative Warns Security Council

The lack of progress on the political track will result in humanitarian disaster in Sudan, the Head of the United Nations special political mission in that country told the Security Council today, as...

23 May 2022

Continuing 2022 Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Defers Action on 18 Entities for Status, Takes Note of More Than 600 Quadrennial Reports

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, deferring requests by 18 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, while taking...

23 May 2022

Peaceful Transfer of Power in Somalia Offers Long-Awaited Opportunity to Advance Urgent National Priorities, Special Representative Tells Security Council

The peaceful transfer of power following the conclusion of elections on 15 May offers a long-awaited opportunity for Somalia to make progress on urgent national priorities, the top United Nations...

23 May 2022

Political Affairs Chief Spells Out Double-edged Nature of Digital Technologies, in Briefing to Security Council

Whereas digital technologies offer “boundless opportunities” for the United Nations to detect crises, position humanitarian stocks and design data-driven peacebuilding programmes, they can also...

23 May 2022

General Assembly Adopts Resolution Addressing Global Food Crisis

Amidst rising alarm about food prices worldwide, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution calling on the international community to urgently support countries affected by the food security...

20 May 2022

General Assembly Pays Tribute to President Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, ‘Wise, Visionary’ Leader of United Arab Emirates

The General Assembly met today to pay tribute to the memory of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, who died on 13 May.

Press Releases

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

25 May 2022

Security Council Press Statement on Lebanon

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Linda Thomas-Greenfield (United States):

24 May 2022

Secretary-General Expresses Shock, Sadness over ‘Heinous’ Mass Killing of Children at Texas Elementary School

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

24 May 2022

Secretary-General, in Message for Africa Day, Calls Continent ‘Home of Hope’, Saying ‘Prospects on the Horizon Are Bright’

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for Africa Day, observed on 25 May:

24 May 2022

Security Council Press Statement on Situation in Democratic Republic of Congo

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Linda Thomas-Greenfield (United States):

24 May 2022

Zimbabwean Peacekeeper Wins 2021 Military Gender Advocate of Year Award

A Zimbabwean peacekeeper who recently completed her assignment with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), will receive the 2021 United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award.

24 May 2022

‘Peace Can Never Be Taken for Granted’, Says Secretary-General in Message Marking International Day of Peacekeepers

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Peacekeepers, observed on 29 May:

24 May 2022

Secretary-General Urges Graduates ‘Succeed Where My Generation Failed’, in Commencement Address to Seton Hall University

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ commencement address to Seton Hall University, in Newark, United States, today:

24 May 2022

Security Council Press Statement on Situation in Afghanistan

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Linda Thomas-Greenfield (United States):

24 May 2022

Fallen Chadian Captain Honoured with United Nations Peacekeeping’s Highest Award

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will award the “Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage” to the late Captain Abdelrazakh Hamit Bahar of Chad during the International Day...

24 May 2022

Office for Disarmament Affairs Launches Pitching Peace Youth Music Challenge

On 24 May 2018, the United Nations Secretary-General published his Agenda for Disarmament, aiming to set our world on a path towards sustainable peace and security.