Meetings Coverage

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

14 June 2018

Briefing Security Council on Mali, Under-Secretary-General Expresses Concern over Violent Clashes in Lead-up to Presidential Election

Presidential elections on 29 July must lay the foundation for consolidating democracy in Mali, with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) continuing...

14 June 2018

Chair of Sudan Sanctions Committee Briefs Security Council on Week-Long April Visiting Mission to Darfur

The Security Council received an update today on the recent activities of the Sudan sanctions committee, including detailed information about a visiting mission to the country undertaken from 13 to...

14 June 2018

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2421 (2018), Security Council Extends Mandate of Iraq Mission, with Priority Focus on Inclusive Political Dialogue

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) by 10 months until 31 May 2019, adopting a streamlined text that would advance the Mission’s...

13 June 2018

General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Protecting Palestinian Civilians Following Rejection of United States Amendment to Condemn Hamas Rocket Fire

In an emergency meeting, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution deploring the use of excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians in...

13 June 2018

General Assembly Elects 18 Members of Economic and Social Council to Terms Beginning 1 January 2019

The General Assembly today elected 18 members of the Economic and Social Council to serve three-year terms beginning 1 January 2019. Those elected were Angola, Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt,...

13 June 2018

Coordinated International Response Key to Tackling Violent Terrorism, Cross-Border Security Challenges in Central Africa, Security Council Hears

The international community must have a coordinated response to the serious political and security challenges in Central Africa, which included armed conflict, terrorism, poaching, organized...

Press Releases

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

18 June 2018

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds Two Entries to Its Sanctions List

On 18 June 2018, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings...

18 June 2018

Secretary-General Says Refugees, Migrants Should Be Treated with Dignity

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

18 June 2018

Controlling, Regulating Small Arms Requires Action Going Beyond National Security Institutions, Secretary-General Tells Programme of Action Review Conference

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the third United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and...

18 June 2018

States Parties to United Nations Convention on Law of Sea Conclude Twenty-Eighth Meeting at Headquarters, 11-12 June

The twenty-eighth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was held at Headquarters from 11 to 12 June, completing its work two days early.

17 June 2018

Secretary-General Condemns Killing in Nigeria by Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents Targeting Eid al-Fitr Celebrations, Reiterates Support for Fighting Terrorism

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

16 June 2018

Welcoming Afghan Government’s Announcement to Unilaterally Extend Ceasefire, Secretary-General Urges Taliban to Heed Call for Peace, Respond in Kind

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