Meetings Coverage

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

19 February 2019

Speakers Discuss Sanctions, Role of Regional Organizations in Peaceful Settlement of Disputes, as Special Charter Committee Opens 2019 Session

The Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization opened its 2019 session today with delegates debating questions related to...

19 February 2019

Progress on Recent Accords in Quest for Peace, Gives Yemen Opportunity to Move Away from ‘Logic of War’, Security Council Hears

Significant progress in implementing recent agreements in Yemen represents an opportunity for that country to move away from the “logic of war” towards one of peace, senior United Nations officials...

19 February 2019

Inclusive Policies, Broader Social Protection Systems Enable Families to Thrive, Speaker Underlines, as Commission for Social Development Concludes Debate

A more inclusive and responsive approach is needed to support families, as they are the fundamental social unity of society, the Commission for Social Development was told as it concluded the general...

19 February 2019

Security Council Presidential Statement Welcomes Continuing Iraq-Kuwait Cooperation in Search for People, Property Missing since 1990 Invasion

A Security Council statement issued today welcomed the ongoing cooperation between Iraq and Kuwait in the search for Kuwaitis and third-country nationals missing since the 1990 invasion and...

15 February 2019

Efforts to Advance Two-State Formula Untenable amid Violence, Secretary-General Tells Palestinian Rights Committee, Warning ‘There Is No Plan B’

Marked by sporadic deadly violence, the current situation in Israel and Palestine is untenable in terms of advancing the agreed-upon two-State solution, United Nations Secretary-General António...

14 February 2019

Electing Members to 6 Subsidiary Bodies, Economic and Social Council Sets Date, Changes Theme for 2019 Session

The Economic and Social Council decided to change the theme of its 2019 session to “Empowering people and ensuring inclusivity and equality”, bringing it into line with that of the High-Level...

Press Releases

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

19 February 2019

Secretary-General Urges Greater Cooperation to Crack Down on Human Trafficking, Save Lives, in Video Message for Migration Conference

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the Sixth Ministerial Conference on the Budapest Process, in Istanbul today:

18 February 2019

While Down by Half in 2018, Number of ‘Blue Helmet’ Deaths Caused by Malicious Acts Still Unacceptably High, Secretary-General Tells Action for Peacekeeping Meeting

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the high-level meeting on Action for Peacekeeping, held in Berlin 18-19 February:

18 February 2019

New Permanent Observer for Economic Community of Central African States Presents Letter of Appointment

Jeanne d’Arc Byaje, the new Permanent Observer for the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) to the United Nations, presented her letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António...

18 February 2019

New Permanent Representative of Lesotho Presents Credentials

Nkopane Raseeng Monyane, the new Permanent Representative of Lesotho to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 February 2019

New Permanent Representative of Mexico Presents Credentials

Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez, the new Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 February 2019

New Permanent Representative of Mauritania Presents Credentials

Sidi Mohamed Ould Taleb Amar, the new Permanent Representative of Mauritania to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.