Meetings Coverage

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

15 November 2018

Palestinian Rights Committee Recommends 4 Draft Resolutions for Action during Upcoming General Assembly Debate on Question of Palestine

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People recommended four draft resolutions for action by General Assembly today, with its Chair saying they will be presented...

15 November 2018

Third Committee Approves 6 Drafts on Child Marriage, Fighting Nazi Glorification amid Discord over Long-Agreed Reproductive Rights Language, Politicized Motives

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved six draft resolutions today amid new divisions in long‑standing agreements on sexual and reproductive rights, and in the delicate...

15 November 2018

Delegates Advocate Streamlining General Assembly Work for Best Responses to Emerging Global Threats, Challenges

A streamlined General Assembly will protect multilateralism and increase the capacity of the United Nations to address emerging challenges, delegates said today during a joint debate on implementing...

15 November 2018

Speakers Call for Equitable Geographic Representation, Faster Recruitment as Fifth Committee Examines Secretary-General’s Human Resources Strategy

Delegates at the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today urged the Secretariat to ensure the United Nations staff reflects the diversity of Member States as more women and young people...

15 November 2018

Amid Continual Instability in Sahel Region, Senior Officials Tell Security Council Increased Funding Needed for Joint Force to Combat Threats

Against a complex backdrop of expanding terrorist threats and mounting hopelessness in Africa’s Sahel region, several senior officials today urged the United Nations and other partners to boost their...

15 November 2018

Adopting Resolution 2446 (2018), Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Mission in Central African Republic by a Month

Unanimously adopting resolution 2446 (2018), the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (...

Press Releases

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

15 November 2018

Security Council Press Statement on Joint Force of Group of Five for Sahel

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Ma Zhaoxu (China):

15 November 2018

Secretary-General Condemns Killing of Peacekeepers in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Tells Armed Groups to Stop Hostilities, Disarm Immediately

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

15 November 2018

Security Council Press Statement on Death of Eight Peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Ma Zhaoxu (China):

15 November 2018

Security Council Committee Concerning Sudan Holds Meeting with Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict

On 24 October 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan was briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual...

15 November 2018

Bolivia Hosts Regional Conference on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) for Latin American, Caribbean States, 7-8 November

The Government of Bolivia, in cooperation with the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004) and its Group of Experts, hosted a regional conference on non-...

15 November 2018

Activities of the Secretary-General in Washington, D.C., 13-14 November

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Washington, D.C., from New York early on Tuesday afternoon, 13 November.