Meetings Coverage

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

6 December 2019

General Assembly: High-Level Meeting on Vienna Programme for Landlocked Developing Countries

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the General Assembly is available at this time.  The complete summary...

6 December 2019

Security Council: Situation in Central Africa

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meeting of the Security Council is available at this time.  The complete summary...

6 December 2019

Speakers Question Need for Outside Appraisal of Flexible Workplace, Voice Concern about Renovation Delays, as Fifth Committee Reviews Construction Projects

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today expressed concern about delays in renovating the historic Africa Hall at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa...

5 December 2019

World Leaders Adopt Political Declaration to Address Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries, Promote Strong Partnerships with Neighbours

World leaders today adopted the Political Declaration of the High‑level Midterm Review on the Implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014‑...

4 December 2019

Peacebuilding Commission Reviews Its Approaches in Sahel, Lake Chad Basin, Mano River Union Areas, as It Holds Day-Long Annual Session

The Peacebuilding Commission held its annual session today, reviewing regional and subregional approaches to peacebuilding in the Sahel, Lake Chad Basin and Mano River Union areas, with a focus on...

4 December 2019

Renewing Authorization for International Naval Forces Fighting Piracy off Coast of Somalia, Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution 2500 (2019)

The Security Council today renewed for 12 months the authorization for States and regional organizations cooperating with Somalia to use all necessary means to fight piracy off the coast of the east...

3 December 2019

General Assembly Adopts 5 Resolutions on Middle East, including Text Urging States Not to Recognize Changes on Status of Jerusalem, Pre-1967 Borders

The General Assembly today adopted five resolutions on the question of Palestine and the Middle East, including one calling on Member States not to recognize any changes to the pre-1967 borders,...

3 December 2019

Deadlier Conflicts, Climate Change Threaten Cross-Border Herding in West Africa, Delegates Tell Economic and Social Council, Peacebuilding Commission

While nomadic herding has peacefully existed for centuries, the traditional practice is now facing increased pressure in West Africa and the Sahel region due to reduced land, scarce water, climate...

Press Releases

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

6 December 2019

Activities of Secretary-General in Spain, 30 November-3 December

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Madrid on Saturday, 30 November, in the early evening.

6 December 2019

Political Solutions Must Remain at Centre of All Efforts to Achieve Sustainable Peace, Secretary-General Tells Meeting on Troop Performance

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the high‑level meeting on peacekeeping performance, in New York today:

6 December 2019

Secretary-General Appoints Nada al-Nashif of Jordan Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Nada al‑Nashif of Jordan as Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.  She will succeed Kate Gilmore of Australia...

6 December 2019

Secretary-General Appoints Ilze Brands Kehris of Latvia Assistant Secretary-General in New York Human Rights Office

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ilze Brands Kehris of Latvia as Assistant Secretary‑General for Human Rights and Head of the Office of the High...

6 December 2019

New Permanent Representative of Bangladesh Presents Credentials

Rabab Fatima, the new Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, presented her credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

6 December 2019

New Permanent Representative of Peru Presents Credentials

Nestor Francisco Popolizio Bardeles, the new Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

5 December 2019

Secretary-General’s Message to the Pierre Mauroy Institute Symposium 'Pierre Mauroy and L’Internationale’

The text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the Pierre Mauroy Institute Symposium, held in Paris today, is not available in English.  For the French text, please see:  www.un.org/...

5 December 2019

Security Council Committee on Libya Discusses Final Panel of Experts Report

On 25 November 2019, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya held its seventh informal consultations of the year.