Meetings Coverage

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

18 September 2018

Security Council Cautiously Commends South Sudan Revitalized Peace Agreement amid Concerns over Commitment of Signatories to Implementation

Cautiously welcoming a week-old peace deal ending the fighting in South Sudan, Security Council members raised a range of concerns about subsequent clashes and the protracted humanitarian crisis, as...

18 September 2018

Outlining Top Priorities, New General Assembly President Cites Gender Equality, Orderly Migration, Decent Work, as She Opens Seventy-Third Session

Commencing the seventy-third session of the General Assembly today, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés (Ecuador), the organ’s fourth woman President in the Organization’s 73 years, said she is assuming...

18 September 2018

Special Envoy for Syria Advocates Creation of Constitutional Committee as Security Council Delegates Hail Russian-Turkish Accord on Idlib Buffer Zone

Syria, in its eighth year of war, must not miss an opportunity to create the constitutional committee, the top United Nations official tasked with seeking a peaceful resolution to the crisis told the...

17 September 2018

Afghanistan’s Pre-Election Decisions Will Have Far-Reaching Implications for Peace Process, Senior Official Tells Security Council

Amid the recent rise in civilian casualties inside Afghanistan, decisions made now ahead of elections in October will have far‑reaching implications for the country’s future and play a key role in...

17 September 2018

Outgoing General Assembly President Urges Members to Uphold Multilateralism, Invest More in Tackling Climate Change Threats ‘Before Window Closes’ 

Concluding the General Assembly’s seventy-second session today, the outgoing President spotlighted salient trends emerging over recent years — ranging from more robust support for conflict prevention...

17 September 2018

United States, Russian Federation Trade Accusations of Interference in Expert Panel’s Report as Security Council Considers Non-Proliferation

The representatives of the United States and the Russian Federation traded accusations today over the report of the Panel of Experts relating to the sanctions imposed on the Democratic People’s...

Press Releases

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

18 September 2018

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés of Ecuador President of Seventy-Third General Assembly

On 5 June, the United Nations General Assembly elected María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, Foreign Minister of Ecuador, President of its seventy-third session — only the fourth woman to hold that...

18 September 2018

Leaders Must Be Bold, Ready to Forge Solutions for Climate Change, Gender Disparity, Secretary-General Says at Opening of General Assembly Session

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the opening of the seventy‑third session of the General Assembly, in New York today:

18 September 2018

Security Council 2374 Committee Hears Briefing by Acting Special Representative of INTERPOL to United Nations

On 12 September 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017) concerning Mali held informal consultations to hear a briefing by the Acting Special Representative...

18 September 2018

Secretary-General Praises Agreement on Buffer Zone in Idlib, Syria, Urging Parties to Ensure Safe Humanitarian Access

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

18 September 2018

Secretary-General, on Fifty-Seventh Anniversary of Dag Hammarskjöld’s Death, Honours His Idealism, Integrity, Warning against Divisions, Self-Interest

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the wreath‑laying ceremony commemorating the fifty-seventh anniversary of the death of former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, in...

17 September 2018

Secretary-General Hails Meeting of Eritrea, Djibouti Presidents, Hoping it Proves New Step towards Consolidating Peace, Security Gains in Region

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