Meetings Coverage

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

22 May 2018

Speakers Urge Strict Compliance with Global Legal Protections, as Security Council Discusses Plight of Civilians Caught Up in Proxy Wars, Other Conflict Zones

Under no circumstances could parties to conflict or their supporters be exempt from the global legal regime protecting civilians, the Security Council heard today, with some speakers urging even...

22 May 2018

Continuing Resumed Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 57 Entities for Consultative Status, Defers Action on 26

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, continuing its resumed session, today recommended 57 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, while deferring...

22 May 2018

Support of Multilateral Institutions by All States Vital to Tackling Development Challenges, Speakers Underline, as Economic and Social Council Forum Closes

All countries must uphold a spirit of international cooperation, support multilateral institutions and work together to tackle development challenges, participants stressed today, as the Economic and...

22 May 2018

General Assembly Adopts Resolution Opening Doors for Bolstered Cooperation with Parliamentarians in Bridging People’s Demands to Wider Global Agenda

National parliamentarians were essential in responding to people’s demands for a more transparent and accountable global governance system, the General Assembly heard today as it adopted a resolution...

21 May 2018

Resuming Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 53 Groups for Status with Economic and Social Council, Defers Action on 16 Others

Resuming its 2018 session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 53 groups for special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and...

21 May 2018

Inequality, Migration, Climate Change Threatening Development Gains, Speakers Say, as Economic and Social Council Opens Development Cooperation Forum

Hard‑won development gains were being threatened by numerous challenges, including inequality, migration, climate change, the rise of violent extremism, populism and the shrinking of civic space,...

Press Releases

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

22 May 2018

Protecting Civilians in Conflict ‘Only Way to Lay Foundations for Sustained Peace’, Secretary-General Stresses at Security Council Debate

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, in New York today:

21 May 2018

New Permanent Representative of Montenegro Presents Credentials

The New Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the United Nations, Milica Pejanović‑Durišić, presented her credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

21 May 2018

New Permanent Representative of Angola Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Angola to the United Nations, Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira, presented her credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

21 May 2018

New Permanent Representative of Thailand Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations, Vitavas Srivihok, presented his credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

21 May 2018

New Permanent Representative of Fiji Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations, Satyendra Prasad, presented his credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

21 May 2018

New Permanent Representative of Chile Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations, Milenko E. Skoknic Tapia, presented his credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.