Meetings Coverage

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

28 July 2020

Amid Unrelenting Violence, Spread of COVID-19, Crisis in Yemen at Its Worst, Top Officials Tell Security Council, Warning Inaction Will Push Country into Abyss

The crisis in Yemen has never been worse, United Nations experts told the Security Council today, as delegates — meeting in person for the second time in four months — addressed the unrelenting...

28 July 2020

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus until 31 January 2021, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2537 (2020)

Acting unanimously today, the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus and called on the leaders of the two Cypriot communities to urgently work...

28 July 2020

Concerned by Worsening Situation in West Africa, Sahel, Security Council Presidential Statement Calls for National, Regional, International Support

The Security Council, expressing concern about security and humanitarian challenges in West Africa — as well as the potential of the COVID-19 pandemic to exacerbate existing fragilities — today...

28 July 2020

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2536 (2020), Security Council Extends Sanctions against Central African Republic, Expert Panel Supporting Compliance

The Security Council today decided to extend its sanctions regime against the Central African Republic for one year, including an arms and ammunition embargo with some exemptions, while also renewing...

14 July 2020

Increased Attacks against Community Leaders, Human Rights Defenders Pose Gravest Threat to Colombia Peace Process, Special Representative Warns Security Council

Attacks against community leaders, human rights defenders, former combatants and women — along with the COVID-19 pandemic that is exacerbating them — are the gravest threats now facing Colombia’s...

14 July 2020

Security Council Underlines Vital Role of Youth in Building Peace, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2535 (2020)

The Security Council today underscored the role of youth in preventing and resolving conflict, as well as in building and maintaining peace, encouraging Member States to include young people in...

14 July 2020

Security Council Extends Mandate of Political Mission Overseeing Yemen Peace Agreement for One Year, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2534 (2020)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of a United Nations political mission overseeing a peace agreement between the Government of Yemen and the Houthi militia in the port city of Hudaydah.

14 July 2020

Security Council Adopts 2019 Annual Report to General Assembly

The Security Council adopted its annual report to the General Assembly today, covering the period from 1 January to 31 December 2019.

Press Releases

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

6 August 2020

Deputy Secretary-General, Briefing Member States on Upcoming Sustainable Development Goals Moment, Outlines Criteria for Participation

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s briefing, as prepared for delivery, to Member States on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Moment, in New York today:

6 August 2020

Secretary-General Appoints Hannan Sulieman of Sudan Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Hannan Sulieman of Sudan as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the Deputy Executive Director, Management for the United Nations...

6 August 2020

Secretary-General, Addressing United Nations Anniversary Event in Hiroshima, Says Everyone Must Participate to Bolster Global Cooperation for Peace, Development

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the “UN75 in Hiroshima” event, hosted by Hiroshima Prefecture today:

6 August 2020

Dialogue, Arsenal Reduction Vital to Prevent Return of Unrestrained Strategic Nuclear Competition, Secretary-General Says in Video Message for Hiroshima Peace Ceremony

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, in Hiroshima, Japan, today:

5 August 2020

Security Council Committee concerning Central African Republic Adds One Individual to Its Sanctions List

On 5 August 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic approved the following individual to be added to its list of...

5 August 2020

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Dian Triansyah Djani (Indonesia):

4 August 2020

Secretary-General Expresses Condolences to People, Government of Lebanon Following ‘Horrific’ Explosions

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

4 August 2020

World at ‘Defining Moment’ for Children, Secretary-General Stresses in Message to Launch Policy Brief on Education and COVID-19

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the launch of the policy brief on education and COVID-19, in New York today: