Meetings Coverage

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

2 August 2021

General Assembly Establishes Permanent Forum for People of African Descent as ‘Consultative Mechanism’, Advisory Body to Human Rights Council

In a landmark decision, the General Assembly established today a 10‑member subsidiary organ that will serve as a standing forum to hear the voices of people of African descent and help eliminate all...

2 August 2021

Security Council Adopts Presidential Statement Recognizing Progress to Advance Peace, Security in Darfur Following Hybrid Operation Drawdown

The Security Council today recognized the progress made in Darfur since 2007 to advance peace and security, following the complete drawdown of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in...

30 July 2021

Preparatory Committee for Least Developed Countries Conference Concludes Second Session after Week-Long Talks on New 10-Year Sustainable Development Road Map

The intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries concluded its second session today, after a week of negotiations on a new 10-year...

29 July 2021

Peacebuilding Commission Should Strengthen Alliances, Secretary-General’s Fund Must Have Greater Resources, Speakers Say in General Assembly Debate

The General Assembly, acting without a vote, adopted two resolutions and three decisions today after debating the annual report on the Peacebuilding Commission and Peacebuilding Fund.  Meanwhile,...

29 July 2021

Security Council Extends Mandate of Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus until 31 January, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2587 (2021)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months — until 31 January 2022 — expressing serious concern over violations of the...

29 July 2021

Adopting Resolution 2588 (2021) by 14 Votes in Favour, 1 Abstention, Security Council Extends Mandate of Expert Panel on Central African Republic, Renews Arms Embargo

The Security Council today adopted a resolution extending for one year its arms embargo on the Central African Republic — as well as a travel ban and assets freeze imposed on certain individuals and...

28 July 2021

Prioritizing Gaza Reconstruction Must Not Detract from Broader International Goal of Ending Israeli Occupation, Deputy Special Coordinator Tells Security Council

While the global community should prioritize its support for Gaza’s reconstruction in the wake of the violence that erupted there in May, a senior United Nations official also urged the Security...

28 July 2021

More Help Needed, Delegates Say, as General Assembly Considers United Nations Role in Africa’s Anti-Malaria Fight, Efforts for Lasting Peace, Sustainable Development

Africa needs more support on its path to growth, speakers said today, as the 193-member General Assembly examined efforts by the United Nations to help Africa fight malaria while pursuing durable...

Press Releases

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

3 August 2021

Marking Seven Years since Islamic State Attacked Yazidi in Iraq, Secretary-General Says Holding Perpetrators of ‘These Heinous Acts’ Fully Accountable Remains Essential

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

3 August 2021

Security Council Sanctions Committee concerning Central African Republic Convenes Meeting with Regional States in Connection with Final Report of Panel of Experts

On 23 July 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held a meeting with representatives of the Central African...

3 August 2021

Security Council Press Statement on Escalating Violence in Afghanistan

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President T.S. Tirumurti (India):

3 August 2021

Secretary-General Appoints Savina Ammassari of Brazil United Nations Resident Coordinator in Gabon

On 5 July, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Savina Ammassari of Brazil as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Gabon, with the host Government’s approval.

2 August 2021

Secretary-General Appoints Pablo Ruiz Hiebra of Spain United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uruguay

On 1 August, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Pablo Ruiz Hiebra of Spain as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uruguay, with the host Government’s approval.

31 July 2021

Welcoming Reopening of Libya Coastal Road, Secretary-General Renews Call for Implementing 2020 Ceasefire Agreement

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

30 July 2021

Building Consensus, Meaningful Partnership Does Not Happen Overnight, Deputy Secretary-General Cautions in Message to 2021 Global Education Meeting

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the ministerial segment of the 2021 Global Education Meeting, held virtually on 29 July:

30 July 2021

Greater Partnership Key to Prevent Plight of Vulnerable Women, Children from Worsening amid COVID-19, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council Event

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to a virtual side event of the Economic and Social Council’s High-Level Political Forum on “Equity in the era of...

30 July 2021

Highlighting Initiatives for Social Cohesion in Nigeria, Deputy Secretary-General Stresses Women’s Role as Peacebuilders, Men’s Leadership to Redefine Masculinity

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to Osun State University panel on “Social cohesion, equity and sustainability:  Time for unity in action”, in...

30 July 2021

Speak Out against Injustice, Gender Inequality, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Girl Up Leadership Summit, Urging Young Women to Rewrite Narrative for Future Generations

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the Girls Up Leadership Summit, on 13 July: