Meetings Coverage

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

14 June 2019

Briefing Security Council on Burundi, Assistant Secretary-General Voices Concern over Human Rights, Humanitarian Situation

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi is planning to return to East Africa for consultations alongside Uganda President Yoweri Museveni that will form the basis of the Secretary-...

14 June 2019

Amid Sweeping Political Change in Sudan, Peacekeeping Chief Says Security Council Must Carefully Weigh Options for Drawdown, Liquidation of Darfur Mission

Given the significant political developments unfolding in Sudan, the Security Council must carefully consider the options for the drawdown and liquidation of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid...

14 June 2019

General Assembly Elects 19 Economic and Social Council Members to Terms Beginning 1 January 2020, Adopts Resolution Commemorating Signing of United Nations Charter

The General Assembly today elected 19 members of the Economic and Social Council, while also deciding to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter on 26...

13 June 2019

Security Council Presidential Statement Expresses Intention to Promote Closer Ties with League of Arab States

With Middle East crises occupying a significant portion of its agenda, the Security Council today expressed its intention to promote closer cooperation between the United Nations and the League of...

12 June 2019

With Peace Process in Mali at Critical Stage, Special Representative Recommends Extending Mandate of Integrated Stabilization Mission

Extending the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which expires on 30 June, will enable it to consolidate political and security gains...

12 June 2019

More Unified, Early Action Key for Preventing Conflict, Reducing Human Suffering, Speakers Tells Security Council, Pointing to High Cost of Managing Crises

The United Nations should explore greater use of conflict prevention and mediation tools enshrined in its founding Charter, speakers told the Security Council today, as it examined the Organization’s...

Press Releases

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

14 June 2019

High-Level Political Forum Activities United in Aim to Drive Ambitious Action on Sustainable Development, Deputy Secretary-General Tells General Assembly

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the informal General Assembly plenary meeting to brief Member States on the scope and format of the...

13 June 2019

United Nations, League of Arab States Recognize World’s Expectation for New Social Contract, Cooperative Vision, Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States, in New York today:

13 June 2019

States Parties to United Nations Convention on Law of Sea Will Hold Twenty-Ninth Meeting at Headquarters, 17-19 June

The twenty-ninth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will be held at United Nations Headquarters from 17 to 19 June.

12 June 2019

Secretary-General Urges Protecting, Restoring Degraded Land in Message for World Day to Combat Desertification

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the World Day to Combat Desertification, observed on 17 June:

12 June 2019

Security Council Committee on Libya Receives Briefing from UNSMIL, Discusses Interim Report of Panel of Experts

On 31 May 2019, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya held its third informal consultations of the year.

12 June 2019

Secretary-General Urges Security Council to Pursue Conflict Prevention, Mediation as Most Important Tools for Reducing Human Suffering

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Security Council meeting on conflict prevention and mediation: