Meetings Coverage

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

23 January 2019

Swift Action Needed Against Lingering Violence, Terrorism in Colombia to Bolster Support for Peace Accord, Incoming Special Representative Tells Security Council

The broad public consensus in Colombia in support of the country’s 2016 peace agreement — which ended more than 50 years of bloody civil strife — must be preserved and bolstered, with swift action to...

22 January 2019

Continuing Regular Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends Status for 91 Entities, Defers Action on 49 Applications

Continuing its 2019 regular session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 91 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and...

22 January 2019

Prospects for Viable State of Palestine Dwindling as Settlements Expand amid Continuing Violence, Special Coordinator Tells Security Council

The prospects for a viable, contiguous State of Palestine have dwindled as Israel continues its illegal settlement expansion in occupied Palestinian territory, speakers told the Security Council...

21 January 2019

Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations Recommends Status for 70 Groups, Defers Action on 40 Others as It Opens 2019 Regular Session

Opening its regular session for 2019, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 70 organizations for special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social...

18 January 2019

Without International Support in Libya, Spoilers Will Sabotage Political Process, Disrupt Fragile Economic Reforms, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Without the international community’s support in Libya, spoilers will sabotage the political process and unravel the fragile and easily reversible progress made amid an already grim backdrop of...

17 January 2019

Head of Sudan Sanctions Committee Briefs Security Council as Delegates Debate Criteria for Lifting 13-Year-Old Measures, Ongoing Sexual Violence

Speakers in the Security Council today debated the future of sanctions imposed on Sudan more than 13 years ago, as the 15-nation body took up the latest report of the Panel of Experts appointed to...

Press Releases

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

23 January 2019

Formal Opening Ceremony of Holocaust Exhibition to be Held at United Nations Headquarters, 28 January

The United Nations will mark the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust with a memorial ceremony, beginning on Monday, 28 January, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the...

23 January 2019

Secretary-General Urges Vigilance Against Resurgent Anti-Semitism, Citing Dwindling Numbers of Holocaust Survivors in Message for International Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, observed on 27 January:

23 January 2019

Education ‘an Engine for Poverty Eradication, Force for Peace’, Says Secretary-General in Message Marking International Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Education, observed on 24 January:

22 January 2019

Secretary-General Appoints Huang Xia of China Special Envoy for Great Lakes Region

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Huang Xia of the People’s Republic of China as his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region.  He succeeds Said...

21 January 2019

Secretary-General Appoints Rola Dashti of Kuwait Executive Secretary of Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Rola Dashti of Kuwait as the next Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for...

21 January 2019

Security Council Committee Concerning Sudan Considers Final Report of Experts Panel

On 14 December 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan held informal consultations to consider the final report of the Panel of...