Meetings Coverage

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

23 March 2018

Security Council Should Play Greater Role in Breaking Link between Hunger, Conflict, Stresses Under-Secretary-General, World Food Programme Head

The United Nations senior-most humanitarian official and the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) came together today to urge the Security Council to play a greater role in breaking the link...

22 March 2018

Better Governance of Underfunded, Poorly Managed Lake Chad Basin Key to Resolving Conflict, Suffering across Region, Speakers Tell Security Council

The environmental monitoring network in the Lake Chad Basin was inadequate, sparse, poorly funded and badly operated, a representative of the commission overseeing its management told the Security...

21 March 2018

Security Council Extends Mandate for Expert Panel Assisting Sanctions Committee on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Security Council today extended until 24 April 2019 the mandate of its eight‑member Panel of Experts assisting the Sanctions Committee pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006) on the Democratic People’...

21 March 2018

Successful Elections in Libya Hinged on Tightening Security, Cracking Down on Oil Smuggling, Human Trafficking, Top Official Tells Security Council

While a spirit of optimism was taking hold in Libya, even amid persistent security concerns, a predatory economic system — including the oil smuggling and human trafficking — must be overcome if...

21 March 2018

Driven to Accelerate Gender Equality, Commission on Status of Women Considers Its Role Building Synergies with Economic and Social Council

The Commission on the Status of Women, continuing its sixty-second session today, took note of several documents related to its synergies with — and contributions to — the broader work of the...

20 March 2018

Racial Equality ‘Is Under Attack’, Experts Warn General Assembly, Urging States to Mark International Day by Stamping out Discrimination, Intolerance

Speakers today called for urgent action to stop the rampant rise of xenophobia, racism and intolerance, as the General Assembly commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial...

Press Releases

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

23 March 2018

Liberia at Turning Point, Yet Challenges Remain to Build On Peace, Human Rights Gains, Deputy Secretary-General Says as Political Mission Exits

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the occasion of the closure of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), in Monrovia today:

23 March 2018

New Permanent Representative of United Kingdom Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, Karen Pierce, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

23 March 2018

New Permanent Representative of Madagascar Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Madagascar to the United Nations, Arisoa Lala Razafitrimo, presented her credentials to UN Secretary General António Guterres today.

23 March 2018

New Permanent Observer for African Union Presents Letter of Appointment

The new Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations, Fatima Kyari Mohammed, presented her letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

23 March 2018

Welcoming $100 Million Pledged for Palestine Refugee Agency, Secretary-General Encourages More Support to Close Critical Funding Shortfall

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

23 March 2018

Liberia, Ushering in ‘Brighter Day’, Will Need Continued Support for Development, Adapted United Nations Presence, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Monrovia Event

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the event “Liberia Moment”, in Monrovia today: