Meetings Coverage

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

24 February 2017

Concluding Regular Session, Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations Recommends 269 Applicants for Status with Economic and Social Council

Wrapping up the first part up its 2017 session this morning, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations adopted a draft report outlining the results of its substantive work over recent weeks,...

23 February 2017

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2343 (2017)

The Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) for one year today, reaffirming its full commitment to the consolidation of...

23 February 2017

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2342 (2017), Security Council Grants One-Year Renewal of Sanctions on Yemen, Extends Expert Panel’s Mandate

The Security Council today renewed for one year a targeted arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze against individuals and entities designated by the Committee established pursuant to resolution...

22 February 2017

Peacekeeping Missions Must Bolster Efforts, Engage More Women Leaders in Tackling Shifting Security Landscape, Special Committee Hears

The ever-changing international peace and security landscape amid increasing demand for peacekeeping missions called for more robust partnerships, bolstered intelligence sharing, adequate resources...

22 February 2017

Secretary-General Recounts Portugal’s ‘Totally Absurd’ Colonial Past, while Commending Efforts of Special Committee on Decolonization

Opening its work this morning with a highly personal address by Secretary-General António Guterres, the Special Committee on Decolonization also voted to elect Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño (Venezuela...

22 February 2017

With War in Syria Entering Sixth Year, Genuine Commitment to Peace Required at Upcoming Geneva Talks, Humanitarian Affairs Chief Tells Security Council

Genuine political commitment to peace in Syria would be needed if 2017 was to offer any prospect other than the death and destruction of the past six years, the head of United Nations humanitarian...

Press Releases

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

24 February 2017

Coordinator of Experts on Central African Republic Briefs Security Council Committee Members on Panel’s Progress Update

On 17 February 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held informal consultations to consider the progress update...

23 February 2017

Redouble Efforts for Political Solution in Syria, Urges Secretary-General as Geneva Talks Resume, Cautioning that Progress ‘Will Not Be Easy’

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

23 February 2017

Secretary-General Appoints Major General Tesfay Gidey Hailemichael of Ethiopia Force Commander, United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Tesfay Gidey Hailemichael of Ethiopia as Force Commander for the United Nations Interim Security...

22 February 2017

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

On 22 February 2017, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh) and Al‑Qaida approved the addition of the entries...

22 February 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Iraq

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine):

22 February 2017

New Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the United Nations, Cosmos Richardson, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.