Meetings Coverage

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

16 March 2018

Gender Equality in Land Rights, Ownership Vital to Realizing 2030 Agenda, Women’s Commission Hears amid Calls for Data Collection on Tenure Security

Unless gender equality extended to land rights and ownership, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development would become an impossible vision, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today during a...

16 March 2018

Speakers in Budget Committee Welcome Proposed Restructuring of High Commissioner for Human Rights Office as Cost-Neutral Improvement in Regional Services

The scheme to restructure the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was a winning proposal that would help the Organization better respond to Member States’ growing...

16 March 2018

Brief Ceasefire in Duma Only Piece of Good News for Syria, Special Envoy Tells Security Council, Noting Increased Violence across Country

The top United Nations official in Syria briefed the Security Council today on the implementation of its recent resolution demanding a ceasefire in that country, noting that, while progress had been...

15 March 2018

Speakers in Fifth Committee Welcome Proposal to Abolish First-Class Tickets for Senior Staff as Cost-Saving Step, During Debate on Air Travel Policies

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) took up the air travel policies of the United Nations on day two of its resumed seventy‑second session today, with delegates voicing support for the...

15 March 2018

Adopting Resolution 2406 (2018), Security Council Renews South Sudan Mission Mandate, Signalling Intention to Consider New Arms Embargo

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 March 2019, demanding that parties end the fighting and signalling its intention to...

15 March 2018

Amid Deteriorating Conditions in Yemen, Security Council Presidential Statement Calls for Humanitarian Access, Strict Adherence to Embargo

The Security Council today underscored the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, emphasizing that an inclusive political solution was needed to end the conflict.

Press Releases

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

16 March 2018

Reality on Ground across Syria Demands Immediate Action to Protect Civilians, Alleviate Suffering, Says Secretary-General

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

16 March 2018

Secretary-General Urges Justice for Rohingya Community, in Video Message on Refugee Crisis Joint Response Plan

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the joint response plan for the Rohingya refugee crisis, in Geneva today:

15 March 2018

Secretary-General Honours Victims of ‘Epically Shameful’ Transatlantic Slave Trade, Urges Defence of Human Dignity, in Message for International Observance

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, observed on 25 ...

15 March 2018

Secretary-General Condemns Terrorist Attack at Police Checkpoint in Pakistan

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

15 March 2018

ConsenSys Wins #Blockchain4Humanity Challenge for Designing Blockchain-Based Identification System to Help End Child Trafficking in Republic of Moldova

NEW YORK, 15 March 2018 (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Department of Management’s Office of...

15 March 2018

Deputy Secretary-General Calls for Stronger Accountability, Financing to Reach ‘Lagging’ Gender Targets, at Forum on Women’s Empowerment Principles

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as delivered, at the Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum, in New York today: