Meetings Coverage

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

18 October 2018

Calling for Lowering Nuclear Risks, First Committee Delegates Urge Possessor States to Swiftly De-alert Atomic Bombs, Stop Procrastinating on Promises

Exchanging views on ways to break a languishing disarmament impasse, including by assuring all non‑nuclear‑weapon States against the use or threat of atomic bombs, delegates of the First Committee (...

18 October 2018

Greater Cooperation Key to Harness Technological Advances for Mankind’s Well-Being, Sustainable Development, Speakers Tell General Assembly

Millions of people risk being left behind due to the impact of rapid technological change, the General Assembly heard today as speakers called for increased cooperation to harness the positive and...

18 October 2018

Grave Situation in Gaza Demands Decisive Action, Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process Tells Security Council, Urging End of Occupation

Gravely concerned over escalation of violence on the Gaza border and settlement activity in the West Bank, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security...

18 October 2018

Stand Firm in Denouncing Enforced Disappearances, Protecting Internally Displaced, Third Committee Experts Stress amid Calls to Respect Human Rights Defenders

The recent “shocking” case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is only one of thousands of enforced disappearances and the international community must stand firm in denouncing such crimes, the Third...

18 October 2018

Reform Efforts in Department of Public Information Will Promote Agility, Boost Impact, Under-Secretary-General Tells Fourth Committee

Reform efforts currently under way are designed to help the Department of Public Information become more agile in operation and have a greater impact on communications, both within the United Nations...

18 October 2018

Speakers in Fifth Committee Welcome Decreased Price Tag of Nairobi Office Upgrade, Yet Concerned by Potential Cost Overrun for Project at Asia-Pacific Commission

Speakers in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today welcomed a 5.2 per cent reduction in the projected cost of replacing semi‑permanent office blocks at the United Nations Office at...

Press Releases

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

18 October 2018

New Permanent Representative of Gambia Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of the Gambia to the United Nations, Lang Yabou, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 October 2018

New Permanent Representative of Nicaragua Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations, Jaime Hermida Castillo, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

17 October 2018

On International Day, Secretary-General Calls for Ending All Forms of Poverty Everywhere, Stressing Universal Human Right to ‘Freedom from Want’

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, in New York today:

17 October 2018

Africa Driving Own Agenda in Peace, Security, Development, Secretary-General Says, Applauding United Nations-African Union Partnership

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Africa Dialogue Series 2018 “A Stronger AU-UN Partnership for Peace, Security and Development in Africa”, in New York today:

16 October 2018

Concerned over Heightened Tensions on Anjouan Island, Secretary-General Urges Calm, ‘Utmost Restraint’ for Peace, Stability in Comoros

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

16 October 2018

Well-Being of Staff Crucial to Carrying Out ‘Our Work for the World’s People’, Secretary-General Stresses at Mental Health Strategy Launch

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the launch of the United Nations System Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy:  “A Healthy Workforce for a Better World”, in...