Meetings Coverage

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

23 March 2017

No Military Solution in South Sudan, Security Council Presidential Statement Stresses, Urging Immediate End to Violence against Aid Workers

Expressing its deep alarm at the situation in South Sudan, the Security Council today renewed its condemnation of fighting in that country, stressing that there was no military solution to the...

23 March 2017

Innovation, Investment Key Drivers of Climate-Resilient, Clean-Energy Economies, Speakers Tell General Assembly Event on Sustainable Development Action

Equity, innovation and investment must steer the global drive to build climate-resilient societies and economies powered by clean engines of growth, speakers today told the General Assembly’s high-...

23 March 2017

Security Council Adopts Resolution 2346 (2017), Authorizing Mandate Extension for United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia

Unanimously adopting resolution 2346 (2017) today, the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 16 June.

23 March 2017

Security Council Grants Mandate Extension for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Expert Panel, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2345 (2017)

The Security Council decided this morning to extend until 24 April 2018 the mandate of the Panel of Experts for the committee monitoring sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and...

22 March 2017

Women’s Commission Considers Draft Resolutions Including First-Ever Text on Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment, as Session Continues

The Commission on the Status of Women, nearing the end of its sixty-first annual session, today began its consideration of several draft resolutions — including, for the first time, a text tackling...

21 March 2017

Delayed Elections, Stalled Peace Accord Prolonging Political Uncertainty in Democratic Republic of Congo, Key Official Tells Security Council

Delays in holding elections and in implementation of the comprehensive and inclusive agreement signed on 31 December 2016 was prolonging the political uncertainty plaguing the Democratic Republic of...

Press Releases

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

23 March 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Ballistic Missile Launch, Engine Test

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Matthew Rycroft (United Kingdom):

23 March 2017

Credible Dialogue Cannot Be Held at Gunpoint, Secretary-General Tells Meeting on South Sudan, Faulting Leadership’s Refusal Even to Acknowledge Crisis

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council on South Sudan, in New York today:

23 March 2017

New United Nations Partnerships Highlight Slavery Tragedy, Triumph of Black Achievement in Lead-up to International Day of Remembrance

Ten years ago this month, the General Assembly declared 25 March the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.  It also established the United...

23 March 2017

Calling Climate Change Direct Threat, Multiplier of Many Others at General Assembly Event, Secretary-General Stresses Need for Urgent, Decisive Action

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the high-level event on “Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda”, in New York today:

22 March 2017

United Nations Conference on Legally Binding Instrument Leading towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Set for Headquarters, 27-31 March

NEW YORK, 22 March (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/258, the United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear...

21 March 2017

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

On 21 March 2017, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) enacted the amendments specified with underline and strikethrough in the entries...