Meetings Coverage

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

3 March 2021

In Recorded Vote, General Assembly Adopts Resolution Underlining United Nations Cooperation with Chemical Weapons Prohibition Organization

The General Assembly adopted six draft resolutions today, including one — by a recorded vote — that underscored cooperation between the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of...

1 March 2021

Recruit More from Under-Represented Countries, End Job Mobility Hurdles for General Service Staff, Speakers Say as Fifth Committee Resumes Seventy-Fifth Session

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today opened the first part of its resumed seventy-fifth session, with a view to ending the ongoing deadlock in negotiations on aspects of the...

24 February 2021

Adopting Range of Texts, Economic and Social Council Decides to Extend COVID-19-Related Procedures, Reschedule Delayed meetings

The Economic and Social Council, holding its first in-person meeting in 2021, adopted a range of decisions today, extending COVID-19-related procedures, rescheduling delayed meetings and filling...

24 February 2021

Special Committee on United Nations Charter Adopts Draft Report, Sends Proposals to General Assembly, Concluding Session

The Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on Strengthening the Role of the Organization adopted its 2021 draft report today, concluding its annual session and sending a package...

23 February 2021

In Recorded Vote, General Assembly Decides to Convene High-level June Meeting on Worldwide Efforts for Ending HIV/AIDS Epidemic by 2030

The General Assembly decided today to convene a high-level meeting from 8 to 10 June to take stock of global efforts to end the HIV/AIDS crisis by 2030, adopting a draft resolution to that effect...

18 February 2021

Senegal Calls for Africa to Have ‘Special Place’ in Resolving Continental Crises, as Special Peacekeeping Committee Concludes General Debate

Africa must occupy a special place in managing and settling crises on the continent, Senegal’s representative said today, as the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations concluded its general...

18 February 2021

Expedite Decolonization Imperative, Secretary-General Urges, as Special Committee Accepts Dominica’s Offer to Host Caribbean Regional Seminar

Expediting the decolonization process must be seen as an imperative, United Nations Secretary-General Antônio Guterres told the Special Committee on Decolonization today, emphasizing that a...

17 February 2021

Role of Digital Technologies on Well-being for All among Resolutions Agreed Upon, as Social Development Commission Concludes Session

The Commission for Social Development concluded its fifty-ninth session today, forwarding four draft resolutions, all without a vote, to the Economic and Social Council for consideration, including...

Press Releases

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

5 March 2021

Security Council Sanctions Committee concerning Sudan Removes One Entry from Its Sanctions List

On 5 March 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan approved the removal of the following entry from its List of individuals and...

5 March 2021

New Permanent Representative of Syria Pays Courtesy Call on Secretary-General

The new Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations, Bassam Sabbagh, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

4 March 2021

Syria’s Chemical Weapons Declaration Cannot Be Considered ‘Accurate, Complete’, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Tells Security Council

Nearly eight years after the Security Council first mandated the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons programme, the senior United Nations disarmament official today described only limited...

4 March 2021

Secretary-General Appoints Cherith Norman Chalet of United States Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly, Conference Management

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Cherith Norman Chalet of the United States as Assistant Secretary‑General for General Assembly and Conference...

3 March 2021

South Sudan’s Transitional Government Must Build on Gains, Speed Up Implementation of Peace Agreement, Mission Head Says in Security Council Briefing

The transformation of South Sudan from conflict to recovery is under way, the senior United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today, as he urged the Transitional Government to...

3 March 2021

Regional Forums Can Help Develop Shared Sense of Direction, Rally Partners, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Africa Forum on Sustainable Development

Following are Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, held today:

3 March 2021

Women’s Lives Upended, Rights Eroded amid COVID-19, Secretary-General Says in Message for International Day, Warning Impact Will Outlast Pandemic

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for International Women’s Day, observed on 8 March:

2 March 2021

Secretary-General Urges Major Emitters to Present More Ambitious Climate Plans with Credible Emissions Cuts, in Message for Powering Past Coal Alliance

Following is text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Powering Past Coal Alliance Summit today:

2 March 2021

Secretary-General Welcomes Peaceful Elections in Ecuador, Notes Official Results

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

1 March 2021

Mali Panel of Experts Midterm Report Available on 2374 Committee Webpage

On 24 February 2021, the midterm report of the Panel of Experts on Mali, submitted in accordance with paragraph 4 of resolution 2541 (2020), was made available in all official languages on the 2374...