Meetings Coverage

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

18 April 2019

Concluding High-Level Development Financing Forum, Ministers Pledge Renewed Efforts to Overcome Funding Challenges in Realizing 2030 Agenda

Ministers and other high-level officials concluded the 2019 Forum on Financing for Development Follow-up today, pledging to scale up efforts towards the full and timely implementation of the Addis...

17 April 2019

Private Sector Placing Profit ahead of People, Undermining Sustainable Development, Speaker Warns, as Forum on Financing for Development Continues

Describing a “race to the bottom” in which multinational corporations enjoy lower and lower tax rates around the globe, delegates at the Economic and Social Council’s forum on financing for...

17 April 2019

Political Changes in Sudan Could Affect Mandate of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Joint Special Representative Tells Security Council

The planned withdrawal of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by 30 June 2020 is on track, but the political situation in Sudan has changed drastically and could...

16 April 2019

Mobilizing Private Investment Can Create Decent Jobs, Drive Growth, Top United Nations Trade Expert Tells Forum on Financing for Development

Four years after the roll‑out of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the gap in financing the Sustainable Development Goals has widened, the chief United Nations trade expert told the forum on financing...

15 April 2019

General Assembly Adopts Resolutions Endorsing Outcome Document of Conference on South-South Cooperation, Strengthening Francophonie Partnership

Endorsing a new international declaration on the critical role South-South cooperation plays in tackling sustainable development challenges, the General Assembly today adopted a related resolution...

15 April 2019

World ‘Not Keeping Pace’ in Implementing Sustainable Development Goals, Secretary-General Stresses, as Development Financing Forum Begins

Citing a fragile world economy and unravelling multilateral alignments, delegates at the Economic and Social Council’s 2019 forum on financing for development follow-up today also spotlighted a...

Press Releases

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

18 April 2019

Secretary-General Appoints Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond of Chile Special Adviser on Preparations for Seventy-Fifth United Nations Anniversary

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond of Chile as his Special Adviser on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the...

18 April 2019

2127 Sanctions Committee Amends List Entry of One Individual

On 18 April 2019, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic enacted the amendments specified with underline in the entry...

18 April 2019

Secretary-General Appoints Volker Türk of Austria Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination in His Executive Office

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Volker Türk of Austria as Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination in the Executive Office of the...

17 April 2019

Security Council Press Statement on Yemen

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Christoph Heusgen (Germany):

17 April 2019

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Amends One Entry on Its Sanctions List

On 17 April 2019, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings...

16 April 2019

Security Council Press Statement on Colombia

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Christoph Heusgen (Germany):