Meetings Coverage

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

25 April 2018

Speakers Call for Addressing Causes of Conflict, Rather Than Investing in ‘Bullets and Tanks’, as General Assembly Continues High-Level Debate on Sustaining Peace

The General Assembly continued its high‑level debate on peacebuilding and sustaining peace today with speakers underscoring the value of the Peacebuilding Fund, a people‑centred approach to human...

25 April 2018

Briefing Security Council, Secretary-General Calls for ‘Quantum Leap’ in Funding Activities to Prevent Conflict, Address Root Causes

With the adoption of landmark resolutions on the concepts of peacebuilding and sustaining peace imminent, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged Member States to strengthen their...

25 April 2018

Volatility, Lack of Trust Impeding Private Sector Investment in Developing States, Speakers Say at Economic and Social Council Forum on Financing for Development

Continuing volatility and a lack of trust were just some of the issues hindering private sector investment in developing countries, speakers said today, as the Economic and Social Council held three...

25 April 2018

Concrete Action Needed to Turn Aid Pledges for Syria into Progress on Ground, Senior Humanitarian Official Tells Security Council

Amid the highest levels of violence against civilians since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, concrete action must be taken to turn pledges of aid into progress on the ground, the Security...

24 April 2018

Participants Stress Key Role of Science, Technology in Achieving 2030 Agenda Goals, as Economic and Social Council Continues Forum on Financing for Development

Ministers and high‑level representatives today adopted a series of conclusions and recommendations on financing for development and the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

24 April 2018

World Leaders in General Assembly Stress Importance of Conflict Prevention, Mediation during High-Level Debate on Building, Sustaining Peace

Member States must go beyond resolutions and statements and recommit to a new approach to peace, the General Assembly heard today during a high-level debate that explored opportunities for...

Press Releases

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

25 April 2018

Human, Financial Cost of Responding to Crises ‘Unsustainable’, Secretary-General Underlines at Security Council Meeting on Building, Sustaining Peace

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, in New York today:

25 April 2018

Secretary-General Urges International Community Renew, Strengthen Its Support to Syria’s People, in Video Message for Brussels Conference

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the conference titled “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region”, in Brussels today:

25 April 2018

Triumphs, Struggles for Freedom, Equality Focus of ‘Remember Slavery’ Student Videoconference, at United Nations Headquarters, 27 April

The Department of Public Information will hold its tenth annual Remember Slavery global student videoconference on 27 April under the theme “Remember Slavery:  Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and...

24 April 2018

Heightened Vigilance, Targeted Surveillance Essential in Disrupting Terrorist Networks, Secretary-General Tells Meeting on Security Issues

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, to the ninth international meeting of high-...

24 April 2018

Deputy Secretary-General, at Sahel Alliance Event, Says Better Coordinated Action, Investment in Development Key to Addressing Region’s Many Challenges

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Sahel Alliance side event “Working Hand in Hand with the United Nations to Invest for the Future...

24 April 2018

Inclusive Development ‘World’s Best Preventive Tool’ against Conflict, Instability, Secretary-General Tells General Assembly Meeting on Building, Sustaining Peace

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, in New York today: