Meetings Coverage

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

19 October 2018

Possessing Atomic Bomb ‘Shameful as Depending on Chemical, Biological Weapon’, First Committee Hears, while Nuclear-Weapon States Defend Deterrence Policies

Defending the strategic purposes of their arsenals, First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) delegates representing nuclear‑weapon States pointed at current geopolitical realities,...

19 October 2018

Funded by Regular Budget, Programme of Assistance Holds Four International Law Trainings, Uploads 500 Podcasts of Lectures, Sixth Committee Hears

With the increasing complexity of international law and a growing need for legal education, the Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International...

19 October 2018

Amid Rise in Migration Worldwide, Representatives Underline Segment’s Contribution to Development, as Second Committee Debates Globalization, Interdependence

With migrant numbers skyrocketing worldwide, speakers emphasized that group’s contribution to development as well as the need to recognize their qualifications, protect their rights and combat...

19 October 2018

Delegates Warn against Politicizing Public Information, Targeting of Journalists, as Fourth Committee Continues General Debate

Delegates warned today against the politicization of public information and the targeting of journalists, as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its general debate...

19 October 2018

World Altered by ‘Neoliberal’ Outsourcing of Public Services to Private Sector, Third Committee Experts Stress, amid Calls for Better Rights Protection

The world has been fundamentally reordered by widespread neoliberal economics that has privatized basic public goods — social protections, education, pensions and criminal justice among them — with...

19 October 2018

Africa Needs More Financing, Debt Relief from International Partners to Realize Shared Vision of Sustainable Development, Speakers Tell General Assembly

Realizing the shared vision of “leaving no one behind” of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 is contingent on the international community’s ability to...

Press Releases

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

19 October 2018

Activities of Secretary-General in Indonesia, 10-14 October

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Bali, Indonesia, from New York on Wednesday, 10 October.

19 October 2018

Former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Archives Released Online

The archives of former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have been made available online for public consultation via the website of the United Nations Archives and Records Management Section:  search....

19 October 2018

Security Council Press Statement on Mali

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (Bolivia):

19 October 2018

Two Years to Runaway Climate Change ‘If We Do Not Change Course’, Secretary-General Warns Partnering for Green Growth, Global Goals

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals Summit for Heads of State and Government, in Copenhagen from 19...

19 October 2018

Amid Multiple Global Challenges, ‘We Don’t Give Up’, Secretary-General Stresses in Message for United Nations Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for United Nations Day, to be observed on 24 October:

18 October 2018

Secretary-General Urges Authorities to Prevent All Forms of Electoral Violence as Afghanistan Prepares for Vote

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