Meetings Coverage

Meetings Coverage

23 May 2022
GA/12421

Amidst rising alarm about food prices worldwide, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution calling on the international community to urgently support countries affected by the food security crisis through coordinated action.

23 May 2022
SC/14899

Whereas digital technologies offer “boundless opportunities” for the United Nations to detect crises, position humanitarian stocks and design data-driven peacebuilding programmes, they can also affect conflict dynamics for the worse, the Organization’s political affairs chief told the Security Council today.

20 May 2022
SC/14896

The Security Council adopted its annual report to the General Assembly today, covering the period from 1 January to 31 December 2021.

20 May 2022
GA/12420

The General Assembly met today to pay tribute to the memory of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, who died on 13 May.

20 May 2022
SC/14897

Current funding is insufficient to meet increasing humanitarian needs in Syria, the senior United Nations official in that country said in a briefing to the Security Council today, as members diverged on the appropriate modalities for delivering existing aid to help the millions suffering across the country.

20 May 2022
NGO/933

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, recommending four entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferring action on 112 others.

19 May 2022
SC/14894

A global food crisis, already impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, is being driven to famine levels worldwide by the war in Ukraine and the resulting lack of grain exports, more than 75 speakers told the Security Council today in a ministerial-level open debate on conflict and food security.

19 May 2022
ECOSOC/7086

Countries struggling with how to allocate their overstretched aid budgets must not pull back on funding for sustainable development, speakers told the Economic and Social Council on the final day of its operational activities segment, warning that fewer dollars for development today means more will be needed to tackle costly — and often tragic — humanitarian crises tomorrow.

19 May 2022
NGO/932

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, recommending 34 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferring action on 96 others.

18 May 2022
SC/14893

Terrorism in the Sahel is a slow-burning, mortal threat, a senior United Nations peace operations official told the Security Council today as speakers expressed alarm about the recent departure of Mali from the region’s security architecture.

18 May 2022
ECOSOC/7085

Addressing complex, multisectoral challenges that transcend borders requires mapping and effectively utilizing United Nations development expertise across regions to respond to changing demands at the national level, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said today, as the Economic and Social Council continued its annual operational activities for development session.

18 May 2022
NGO/931

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, recommending 71 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferring action on 98 others.

17 May 2022
GA/AB/4387

The United Nations Controller urged delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today to act to avert a looming liquidity crisis that could impact the delivery of the Organization’s mandates and services next year.

17 May 2022
SC/14892

The people of Iraq continue to wait for a political class that will “roll up its sleeves” to tackle the long list of outstanding domestic priorities, the senior United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today, while underscoring the need to expeditiously form a new Government.

17 May 2022
ECOSOC/7084

Facing multiple, cascading global crises, the United Nations development system stands committed to “rescuing the Sustainable Development Goals” as the only viable way forward, Secretary-General António Guterres said today, as the Economic and Social Council opened its annual operational activities for development session.

17 May 2022
NGO/930

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations opened its 2022 session today, recommending 92 entities for special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and deferring action on 32 others.

13 May 2022
SC/14890

The United Nations is not aware of any biological weapons programmes in Ukraine, a senior disarmament affairs official told the Security Council today, as it met to consider new information submitted by the Russian Federation alleging the existence of such weapons.

13 May 2022
ENV/DEV/2045

The Forum on Forests concluded its seventeenth session today, approving its omnibus resolution and a draft decision that its eighteenth session will be held at United Nations Headquarters from 8 to 12 May 2023, sending both texts to the Economic and Social Council for formal adoption.

13 May 2022
PI/2301

The United Nations Committee on Information — concluding its forty-fourth session today under the shadow of the tragic killing of yet another journalist in the line of duty — approved two resolutions detailing Member States’ priorities for the Department of Global Communications, from fighting misinformation to helping States protect the fundamental rights to expression and opinion.

13 May 2022
GA/COL/3357

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, 13 May — The 2022 Pacific Regional Seminar on Decolonization concluded today, with delegations reaching agreement on a set of recommendations and conclusions.