Meetings Coverage

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

1 July 2022

Political Leadership, Funding Critical for Reducing Vehicle Fatalities, Speakers Stress, as General Assembly Concludes Global Road Safety High-Level Meeting

Political leadership, along with sustainable financing from the international community, are needed to create safer roads, save lives and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and...

1 July 2022

World Leaders Pledge Greater Action to Save Oceans from Existing, Future Threats, Adopting Sweeping Political Declaration as Lisbon Conference Concludes

LISBON, 1 July — The 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference concluded today with world leaders adopting an action-oriented Political Declaration to save the ocean from existing and future threats,...

1 July 2022

Ocean Health Holds Key to Reaching All Goals across 2030 Agenda, Experts in Final Lisbon Dialogue Stress amid Calls for Faster Action on Energy, Shipping Reforms

LISBON, 1 July — The sustainable use of oceans cuts across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, experts and delegates underscored at the eighth Lisbon dialogue, as they identified the...

30 June 2022

Calls for Upholding Law of the Sea Convention Dominate Lisbon Dialogue as Delegates Outline Ways to Improve Ocean Conservation

LISBON, 30 June — Calls for the full implementation of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea dominated the seventh Lisbon dialogue today, with delegates describing the landmark...

30 June 2022

While Oceans Cover 70 Per Cent of Earth’s Surface, Understanding Has Lagged, Speakers in Lisbon Dialogue Stress, Offering Ways to Close Knowledge Gap

LISBON, 30 June — While oceans cover 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface, providing food and livelihoods for 3 billion people, current understanding of its vast biochemical processes has not kept pace...

30 June 2022

2015 Nuclear Deal at Critical Juncture, Briefers Tell Security Council, Urging United States, Iran to Not Lose Momentum from Recent Talks

Negotiations to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the United States and Iran are at a critical juncture, briefers told the Security Council today, stressing that the momentum of...

30 June 2022

Speakers Call for More Scientific Partnerships, Knowledge-Sharing to Protect Humanity’s Common Ocean Heritage, on Day Four of Lisbon Conference

LISBON, 30 June — Scientific collaboration and knowledge-sharing is essential to protecting humanity’s shared ocean heritage, speakers stressed on the fourth day of the 2022 Ocean Conference, also...

30 June 2022

At High-Level Session, General Assembly Unanimously Adopts Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety, Stresses Commitment to Reduce Fatalities in Half by 2030

Adopting a sweeping political declaration on global road safety, the General Assembly today committed to a range of actions aimed at reducing road traffic deaths — 90 per cent of which occur in the...

Press Releases

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

30 June 2022

Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf to Hold Fifty‑Fifth Session at Headquarters, 5 July–19 August

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its fifty-fifth session from 5 July to 19 August.

30 June 2022

Security Council 1718 Sanctions Committee Amends One Entry on Its Sanctions List

On 30 June 2022, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006) enacted the amendments, specified with strikethrough and/or underline, in the entry below on its...

30 June 2022

Accede to United Nations Road Safety Conventions, Implement Whole-of-Society Action Plans, Secretary-General Tells General Assembly

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on improving road safety, in New York today:

30 June 2022

Pooled Donor Funds Save Lives, Secretary-General Says at Launch of 2021 Annual Reports

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the virtual launch of the annual reports of the Central Emergency Response Fund and the Country-based Pooled Fund for 2021, today:

29 June 2022

Transforming ‘What and How’ of Learning Will Help Repurposed Education for All, Deputy Secretary-General Says at Pre-Summit Closing

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s closing remarks at the Transforming Education Pre-Summit, in Paris today:

29 June 2022

Transforming Education Essential to Unlocking Safer, More Equal, Peaceful Future, Secretary-General Says in Message for Paris Summit

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Transforming Education Pre-Summit, in Paris today:

29 June 2022

Speak Up, Hold Leaders Accountable for Delivering on Sustainable Development, Paris Agreement, Secretary-General Tells Global People’s Summit

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ virtual remarks to the Global People’s Summit, held today:

29 June 2022

International Finance Facility Critical to Ending Learning Crisis, Driving Education Transformation, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Pre-Summit

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the side event on innovative financing for lower middle-income countries, at the Transforming...

29 June 2022

Secretary-General Appoints Najat Rochdi of Morocco Deputy Special Envoy for Syria

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Najat Rochdi of Morocco as his Deputy Special Envoy for Syria.

28 June 2022

Steering World towards Better Future Starts with Education, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Youth Forum

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the opening of the Youth Forum’s Transforming Education Pre-Summit, in Paris today: