Meetings Coverage

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

26 June 2019

Drawdown of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur Could Affect Sudan Sanctions Committee’s Efforts, Chair Tells Security Council

The Security Council received an update today on recent work carried out by the Sudan sanctions committee, in particular, its coordination with the expert panel monitoring activities of Darfuri armed...

26 June 2019

Amid Rising Tensions in Persian Gulf, Speakers in Security Council Urge Iran, United States to Maintain Hard-Won Achievements of 2015 Nuclear Deal

Meeting today amid spiking tensions in the Persian Gulf, the Security Council considered the status of a 2015 deal governing Iran’s nuclear activities, with Tehran voicing frustration that its long‑...

26 June 2019

Security Council Renews Democratic Republic of Congo Sanctions Regime, Adopting Resolution 2478 (2019)

The Security Council today decided to renew its sanctions regime imposed against designated individuals and entities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as it unanimously adopted resolution

26 June 2019

Security Council Renews Disengagement Observer Force in Golan for Six Months, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2477 (2019)

The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan for six months, until 31 December 2019, requesting the Secretary-General to...

25 June 2019

Special Committee Approves Draft Resolution Restating Need for Peaceful, Negotiated Settlement to Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Question, Text on Status of Tokelau

The Special Committee on Decolonization today approved a draft resolution reiterating that the only way to end the special and particular colonial situation of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) is...

25 June 2019

Donors Announce Contributions at Pledging Conference, as Palestine Refugee Agency Faces Continuing Funding Crisis

A total of 23 donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2019 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)...

Press Releases

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

26 June 2019

World at ‘Acute Moment’ as Anti-Semitic Violence Rises, Hatred Thrives in Digital Space, Secretary-General Warns General Assembly, Urging Focus on Social Unity

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the informal meeting of the General Assembly on “Combating Anti-Semitism and Other Forms of Racism and Hate — the Challenges of...

25 June 2019

Addressing Pledging Conference for Palestine Refugee Agency, Secretary-General Urges Donors Maintain Their Support at 2018 Levels

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the pledging conference for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in New York...

25 June 2019

Victims Must be ‘at Heart of Efforts’ to Prevent, Counter Terrorism, Says Secretary-General at Group of Friends Launch

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the launch of the group of friends of victims of terrorism, in New York today:

25 June 2019

Security Council South Sudan Sanctions Committee Amends One Entry on Its Sanctions List

On 25 June 2019, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan enacted the amendments specified with underline in the entry below on its List of...

25 June 2019

Torture ‘Happens Behind Closed Doors’ Secretary-General Says in Message for International Day, Urging States to End Impunity, Support Victims

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, observed on 26 June:

24 June 2019

Security Council Sanctions Committee concerning Iraq Removes 17 Entities from Its Sanctions List

On 24 June 2019, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1518 (2003) approved the removal of the following entities from its List of Individuals and Entities subject to the...