Meetings Coverage

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

24 January 2020

Continuing Regular Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 16 Groups for Status, Defers Action on 89 Others

Continuing its 2020 regular session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 16 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferred...

23 January 2020

Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 31 Entities for Status, Defers Action on 74 Others in Fourth Day of Session

Continuing its 2020 regular session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 31 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferred...

23 January 2020

General Assembly Takes Note of Secretary-General’s Report on Organization’s, Work, as Delegates Stress Need to Strengthen Multilateralism

The General Assembly concluded today its consideration of the Secretary-General’s report on the work of the United Nations, taking note of that text after delegates emphasized the urgent need to...

22 January 2020

Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 63 Entities for Status, Defers Action on 57 Others in Third Day of Regular Session

Continuing its 2020 regular session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 63 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferred...

22 January 2020

Danger of ‘Great Fracture is Real’, Warns Secretary-General, Citing 4 Global Threats in Briefing to General Assembly on Work of United Nations

With a new decade dawning and the United Nations marking its seventy-fifth anniversary, Secretary-General António Guterres warned the General Assembly today that 2020 is also beginning in the midst...

22 January 2020

Speakers Decry Israel’s Unilateral Actions to Legitimize Presence on Occupied Arab Lands, as Security Council Concludes Middle East Debate

Speakers in the Security Council today roundly denounced unilateral moves by Israel to legitimize its presence on occupied Arab lands, with several rejecting such actions — and United States...

21 January 2020

Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 87 Groups for Consultative Status, Defers Action on 40 Others

Continuing its 2020 regular session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 87 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and...

21 January 2020

Illegal Settlement Growth, Widespread Hopelessness among Youth Eroding Middle East Peace Prospects, Under-Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Negative trends continue to undermine prospects for a two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs told the Security...

Press Releases

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

28 January 2020

Secretary-General Deplores Abandonment of Crucial Arms Control Treaties, in Message to Conference on Disarmament

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the 2020 session of the Conference on Disarmament, as delivered by Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva,...

28 January 2020

Deputy Secretary-General Calls for Deeper Synergies during ‘Decade of Action’ in Joint Briefing to General Assembly, Economic and Social Council

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a joint briefing by the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Economic and Social...

27 January 2020

Secretary-General Spotlights Re-emerging Crisis of Antisemitism, Warning ‘We Can Never Lower Our Guard’, at Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the United Nations Holocaust memorial ceremony, on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of...

27 January 2020

Secretary-General Marks International Day in Memory of Holocaust Victims amid Resurgent Antisemitism, Vowing ‘We Will Never Forget’

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, observed today:

25 January 2020

Secretary-General Extends Condolences to Families of Turkey Earthquake Victims

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

25 January 2020

Secretary-General Warns of Resurging Antisemitism, Urges Vigilance against Complacency, on 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at a memorial service in honour of the victims of the Holocaust, at Park East Synagogue in New York today:

25 January 2020

Amid Turmoil, Divisions, Everyone Must Work Together to Solve Global Challenges, Secretary-General Says in Video Message for Lunar New Year

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, observed today:

24 January 2020

Education, Training Not Preparing Students for Demands of Globalized, Digitalized World, Deputy Secretary-General Warns during International Observance

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the observance for the International Day of Education, today in New York: