Meetings Coverage

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

26 May 2022

Security Council Fails to Adopt Resolution Tightening Sanctions Regime in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as Two Members Wield Veto

In a late-breaking meeting today, the Security Council failed to adopt a resolution that would have strengthened sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea over its recent ballistic...

26 May 2022

Reconciliation Means Upholding Human Rights, Promoting Equality, Ending Occupation, Speaker Tells Security Council Briefing on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Security Council heard stories of hope for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians today, including from the mother of a boy killed in the conflict, who said that the tears that fell on...

26 May 2022

Despite Progress towards Forming New Government in Libya, Political Impasse Remains, Threatening Security, Human Rights, Under-Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Tripoli remains tense, with clashes between armed groups, deadlocked negotiations and human rights defenders under attack, the United Nations political affairs chief told the Security Council today.

26 May 2022

Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Postpones Action on 37 Entities, Closes Applications of 28 Others

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, deferring action on 37 entities seeking special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and closing...

26 May 2022

Security Council Extends Sanctions on South Sudan, Adopting Resolution 2633 (2022) by 10 Votes in Favour, with 5 Abstentions

The Security Council extended for a year today the sanctions regime imposed on South Sudan, including the arms embargo, travel ban and financial measures, even as some of its members questioned the...

26 May 2022

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2632 (2022)

Following the recent election that brought President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud into power, the Security Council today extended until 31 October 2022 the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission...

26 May 2022

Security Council Authorizes One-Year Mandate Extension of United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2631 (2022)

The Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) today for another year, until 31 May 2023, retaining its core tasks.

25 May 2022

Continuing Session, Committee on Non-Governmental Deferring Action on 43 Entities

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, deferring action on 43 entities seeking special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, whose...

Press Releases

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

27 May 2022

United Nations Department of Global Communications Approves 13 Civil Society Organizations for Association

On Friday, 13 May 2022, the United Nations Department of Global Communications Civil Society Association Committee approved 13 civil society organizations for formal association with the Department.

27 May 2022

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

On 27 May, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al‑Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and...

27 May 2022

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

On 27 May 2022, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al‑Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and...

27 May 2022

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Killing by Extremist Armed Groups in Burkina Faso

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

27 May 2022

Security Council Committee Concerning Libya Grants Humanitarian Travel Exemption, Valid for Six Months, to Three Listed Individuals

On 27 May 2022, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya decided to grant a humanitarian travel exemption, pursuant to paragraph 16(a) of...

26 May 2022

Secretary-General Condemns Recent Deadly Attacks on Civilians in Afghanistan

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

26 May 2022

Secretary-General Honours Peacekeepers’ Courage, at Dag Hammarskjöld Medal Ceremony, Presents Military Gender Advocate Award to Champion for South Sudanese Women

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal Ceremony and the Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award event, in New York today:

26 May 2022

Amid Global Spike in Hunger, Secretary-General Urges Transformative Action to End Malnutrition, Promote Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security, at Africa Dialogue

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Africa Dialogue Series High-Level Policy Dialogue “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent...

25 May 2022

Deputy Secretary-General, at Global Disaster Risk Reduction Platform, Urges Action to Strength Humanitarian-Development Nexus, Resilience against Future Calamities

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the opening ceremony of the seventh Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, in Bali, Indonesia, today:

25 May 2022

Security Council Press Statement on Lebanon

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Linda Thomas-Greenfield (United States):