Meetings Coverage

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

22 October 2019

Third Committee Experts Warn of Growing Statelessness among Minorities, Outline Human-Rights Findings in Myanmar, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

A significant increase in statelessness, extreme human-rights violations against people with albinism and the pressing situation of Rohingya refugees were among the concerns addressed in briefings to...

22 October 2019

First Committee Debates Global Divisions between Nuclear ‘Haves and Have-Nots’, with Some Delegates Calling for Action on Deteriorating Security Landscape

Nuclear‑weapon States disagreed today on who bears responsibility for a deteriorating global security environment, as the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) concluded its...

22 October 2019

Taking Up Occupied Palestinian Territories, Delegates in Second Committee Express Concern over Worsening Humanitarian, Socioeconomic Conditions

Israel’s ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories and the Syrian Golan violates international law and the human rights and living conditions of millions living there, speakers told the Second...

22 October 2019

Sixth Committee Speakers Argue Whether to Codify Texts on Transboundary Harm, Aquifers into Convention, Leave as Draft Articles, Principles

Beginning its consideration on the prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities and the allocation of loss in the case of such harm, as well as the law of transboundary aquifers, the...

22 October 2019

Despite Gains in Reducing Poverty, Fuelling Growth, Africa Still Needs International Funding, Training to Overcome Development Challenges, Speakers Tell General Assembly

International support remains fundamental to help Africa overcome its myriad development challenges including lack of funding and capacity, as the continent strengthens its commitment to the 2030 ...

21 October 2019

Experts Press Governments to Better Protect Victims of Stigma as Third Committee Delegates Call for Respecting Rights of Older Adults, Persons with Disabilities

States must do more to safeguard the rights of those facing intersecting forms of discrimination, experts told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as delegates discussed...

Press Releases

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

23 October 2019

Secretary-General Forms High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement to Address Millions of Persons Internally Displaced by Violence, Natural Disasters

The following statement was issued today by UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

22 October 2019

Women, Girls ‘at the Heart of Sustainable Development’, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Population and Development Preparation Conference

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the International Conference on Population and Development Preparation Conference (ICPD+25), in...

22 October 2019

New Permanent Representative of Australia Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations, Mitchell Peter Fifield, presented his credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

22 October 2019

New Permanent Representative of Republic of Korea Presents Credentials

Cho Hyun, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

21 October 2019

Amid Great Worldwide Change, United Nations Still Focused on Advancing Well-Being of Real People, Secretary-General Says in Message for International Observance

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for United Nations Day, observed on 24 October:

21 October 2019

Women’s Participation Proven to Enhance Peacemaking, Security, Yet Gender Equality Still Elusive, Secretary-General Tells African Union Peace and Security Council

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the African Union Peace and Security Council, in Addis Ababa today: