Round-up Release

Round-up Release

18 March 2019
SEA/2092

NEW YORK, 18 March (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty‑ninth session at United Nations Headquarters from 28 January to 15 March.  The first plenary part of the session was held from 4 to 8 February and the second from 4 to 8 March.  The remaining five weeks were devoted to the technical examination of submissions at the geographic information systems laboratories and other technical facilities of the Division.

16 January 2019
SEA/2090

NEW YORK, 16 January (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The resumed twenty-eighth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was held at United Nations Headquarters on 15 January.

10 January 2019
SC/13661

The Security Council remained largely paralysed by expanding rifts and mounting tensions involving its permanent members in 2018, a year characterized by the rise of nationalist movements and breaches of long-standing global norms that sparked questions about the very future of multilateralism.

28 December 2018
GA/12118

Amid the backdrop of rising unilateralism and large-scale migration, world leaders attending the General Assembly united under the theme of making the United Nations relevant to all people, stressing that only through a multilateral rules-based order can the international community meet emerging challenges.

6 December 2018
SEA/2088

NEW YORK, 6 December (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-eighth session at United Nations Headquarters from 15 October to 30 November 2018.  There were no plenary parts during the session and its seven weeks were devoted entirely to the technical examination of submissions at the geographic information systems laboratories and other technical facilities of the Division.

7 September 2018
SEA/2080

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-seventh session at United Nations Headquarters from 16 July to 31 August.

18 June 2018
SEA/2074

The twenty-eighth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was held at Headquarters from 11 to 12 June, completing its work two days early.

27 April 2018
HR/5393

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues concluded its seventeenth session today with the adoption of recommendations to protect and advance indigenous peoples’ rights worldwide, stressing that indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources not only serve their own well-being, but also help address some of the most pressing global challenges, such as climate change and the loss of biological diversity.

26 March 2018
SEA/2067

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-sixth session at United Nations Headquarters from 29 January to 16 March.  The first plenary part of the session was held from 5 to 9 February and the second from 5 to 9 March.

11 January 2018
SC/13162

The Security Council united in 2017 to enact increasingly stringent sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in response to Pyongyang’s ongoing development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, but failed to come together over the ongoing crisis in Syria, as it addressed a myriad of international peace and security challenges.

29 December 2017
GA/11998

Convening for its seventy-second session amid a multilateral system overwhelmed by crises, the General Assembly heard world leaders defend diplomacy and dialogue while expressing a strong will to galvanize support to confront climate threats, resolve languishing conflicts and build a sturdy path towards sustainable development for all.

5 December 2017
SEA/2064

NEW YORK, 5 December (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty‑fifth session at United Nations Headquarters from 16 October to 1 December.

11 September 2017
SEA/2060

NEW YORK, 11 September (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-fourth session at United Nations Headquarters from 24 July to 8 September 2017.

20 June 2017
SEA/2057

NEW YORK, 20 June (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The twenty-seventh Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was held at United Nations Headquarters from 12 to 15 June, finishing its work one day early.

21 March 2017
SEA/2048

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-third session at United Nations Headquarters from 30 January to 17 March.

12 January 2017
SC/12680

In a push to dislodge entrenched positions around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Security Council ended 2016 by adopting the first of its resolutions in more than three decades to target settlements, capping a year of intermittent divisions and contentious debate over how and even whether to intervene in the world’s fiercest conflicts, from Syria and Yemen in the Middle East to the Central African Republic, Mali and South Sudan in Africa.

28 December 2016
GA/11883

Beginning its work against the backdrop of an expanding global refugee crisis, deepening political divisions and a spate of terror attacks across the globe, the General Assembly’s seventy-first session convened a record number of topical meetings, while also embarking on the daily business of implementing the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

6 December 2016
SEA/2044

NEW YORK, 6 December (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-second session at United Nations Headquarters from 17 October to 2 December 2016.

30 August 2016
SEA/2041

NEW YORK, 30 August (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-first session at United Nations Headquarters from 11 July to 26 August.\

27 June 2016
SEA/2037

NEW YORK, 27 June (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The twenty-sixth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was held at Headquarters from 20 to 24 June.