Meetings Coverage

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

16 January 2020

Despite ‘Quietest Week’ Since Start of Yemen Conflict, Access Constraints Hinder Humanitarian Aid for 6.7 Million People, Top Officials Warn Security Council

While Yemen is experiencing the “quietest” week in its five-year-long war that triggered the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, concerns persist about safe access to reach millions of people...

15 January 2020

Rapid, Thorough Implementation of Peace Agreement Remains ‘Only Viable Path’ for Stabilizing Mali, Under-Secretary-General Tells Security Council

With security conditions in Mali worsening at an alarming rate, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations today called on the Government and signatories to the historic 2015 peace...

14 January 2020

Delegations Express Serious Concern as General Assembly Adopts Text Increasing Membership of Advisory Committee on Administrative, Budgetary Questions

The General Assembly today decided to increase the membership of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions — an expert body to examine United Nations budget proposals — from 16...

13 January 2020

Delegates Underscore Need to Reform Security Council Membership, as 15-Member Organ Concludes Debate on Upholding Charter

With the United Nations marking its seventy-fifth anniversary in 2020, it is time for Member States to consider reforming the Security Council to make it more representative and more effective,...

13 January 2020

Amid Resumed Violence, Colombia Government, Opposition Must Preserve Hard-Won Gains in Peace Process, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Hard-won gains in Colombia must be preserved and built upon, the Special Representative told the Security Council today, urging the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to...

13 January 2020

Security Council Extends Political Mission Overseeing Peace Agreement in Yemen for Six Months, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2505 (2020)

The Security Council today decided to extend for six months a United Nations political mission overseeing a peace agreement between the Government of Yemen and the Houthi militia in the port city of...

10 January 2020

Avoiding Midnight Deadline, Security Council Extends Authorization of Cross-Border Aid Delivery to Syria, Adopting Resolution 2504 (2020) by Recorded Vote

After protracted negotiations, the Security Council adopted a resolution today extending until 10 July authorization for the United Nations and its partners to deliver humanitarian aid across borders...

10 January 2020

Promote Dialogue, Peaceful Settlement of Disputes, Speakers Stress, as Security Council Continues Debate on Upholding Charter

The Security Council should make more frequent use of peaceful settlement of disputes and regional arrangements enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations to resolve disputes and maintain global...

Press Releases

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

17 January 2020

Loss Endured in Haiti ‘Binds Us Together and We Will Never Forget’, Says Secretary-General, Marking Tenth Anniversary of Earthquake

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at a wreath laying ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, in New York today:

16 January 2020

United Nations Report Finds Prospects for Economic Growth in 2020 Hinge on Reducing Trade Disputes, Uncertainty

Impacted by prolonged trade disputes, the global economy suffered its lowest growth in a decade, slipping to 2.3 per cent in 2019.  The world, however, could see a slight uptick in economic activity...

16 January 2020

Activities of Secretary-General in France, 13-14 January

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres travelled from Portugal to France on Monday, 13 January.

16 January 2020

Activities of Secretary-General in Portugal, 11 January

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres was in Portugal on Saturday, 11 January, to take part in the ceremony to kick off Lisbon’s designation as European Green Capital 2020.

15 January 2020

Group of 77 and China’s Continued Engagement Key in United Nations Reform Process, Development Agenda, Secretary-General Says at Chairmanship Handover Ceremony

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the handover ceremony of the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China, in New York today:

15 January 2020

Security Council Press Statement on Colombia

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Dang Dinh Quy (Viet Nam):

14 January 2020

2374 Sanctions Committee Amends List Entries of Seven Individuals

On 14  January 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017) concerning Mali enacted the amendments specified with an underline in the entries below on its...

14 January 2020

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Amends 85 Entries on Its Sanctions List

On 6 December 2019, the amendments specified with underline and strikethrough were enacted in the entries below on the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to...