Meetings Coverage

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

25 February 2020

Security Council Extends 2014 Sanctions Imposed on Those Threatening Security, Stability in Yemen, Adopting Resolution 2511 (2020)

The Security Council authorized a one-year extension today of the asset freeze and travel ban imposed in 2014 on individuals or entities threatening peace, security and stability in Yemen.

24 February 2020

Somalia’s 2020 Elections Will Be Historic Milestone on Long Journey Back to Security, Stability, Special Representative Tells Security Council

One-person-one-vote elections in Somalia later in 2020 will be a historic milestone along that country’s long road back to security, stability and prosperity, briefers told the Security Council today...

24 February 2020

Annexation Threat, Continuing Exchanges of Fire Undermine Chances for Peace between Israel, Palestinians, Special Coordinator Warns Security Council

The threat to annex Palestinian territory, as well as the exchange of fire between militants and Israeli security forces, are undermining the prospects for peace between the two sides, the senior...

21 February 2020

United Nations Support for Self-Determination Remains Source of Pride, Crucial Pillar, Says Secretary-General, as Special Committee Opens 2020 Session

United Nations support for the right to self-determination — while slower than it was at its historic peak in the twentieth century — remains both a source of pride for the Organization and a crucial...

20 February 2020

Breaking Political Deadlock Key to Ending Haiti’s Paralysis as Economic, Insecurity Woes Bite, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Political deadlock in Haiti, entering its second year, has paralysed national institutions, hobbled the economy and fuelled chronic insecurity amid spotty progress and ever-worsening living...

20 February 2020

Concerned about Ongoing Militarization of Crimea, Human Rights Violations in Eastern Ukraine, Speakers Tell General Assembly Minsk Agreements Must Be Fully Implemented

A lasting and peaceful solution to the six-year conflict in the Ukraine can only be achieved through the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, delegates told the General Assembly today, as...

20 February 2020

Despite Challenges, Central African Republic’s Year-Old Peace Accord Remains Only Viable Framework for Peace, International Officials Tell Security Council

The peace accord signed a year ago between the Government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups faces some challenges but remains the only viable framework for peace, speakers told the...

19 February 2020

Crisis in Syria Likely to Turn Catastrophic Unless Global Community Mobilizes to Conflict, Senior United Nations Officials Warn Security Council

The humanitarian crisis still unfolding in Syria will probably deteriorate in a catastrophic manner unless the global community swiftly unites and mobilizes all tools to end the nine-year-long...

Press Releases

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

25 February 2020

Security Council Committee concerning Libya Amends Its Sanctions List

On 25 February 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya enacted the amendments specified in the entries below on its List (the Libya...

25 February 2020

Security Council Committee concerning Democratic Republic of the Congo Amends One Entry on Its Sanctions List

On 25 February 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo enacted the amendments specified with underline in...

25 February 2020

Security Council Sanctions Committee concerning South Sudan Briefs Member States on Expert Panel’s Interim Report

On 7 February 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan held a meeting open to all Member States during which the Coordinator of the...

25 February 2020

Independent Audit Advisory Committee Concludes Forty-Ninth Session at Headquarters, 19-21 February

The Independent Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nations (IAAC) held its forty-ninth session from 19 to 21 February 2020 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

25 February 2020

Africa Can Rely on United Nations Development System in Decade of Action to Fulfil 2030 Agenda, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Regional Forum

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the sixth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe...

24 February 2020

Deputy Secretary-General Outlines Joint Efforts by United Nations, African Union to Raise Ambition, Unleash Solutions for Advancing Decade of Action

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the special session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa, in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe,...

24 February 2020

Basic Freedoms Under Assault, Secretary-General Tells Human Rights Council, Launching Call to Revive Respect for Dignity, Equality amid Rising Tensions

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the United Nations Human Rights Council:  “The Highest Aspiration:  A Call to Action for Human Rights”, in Geneva today:

24 February 2020

Secretary-General Appoints Major General Ishwar Hamal of Nepal to Head United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Ishwar Hamal of Nepal as the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement...