Press Release

28 October 2020
SC/14340

A group of United Nations-appointed experts detailed in its recent report how the Al-Shabaab extremist group raises funds for its activities, the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia said today, during a 28 October videoconference meeting.

28 October 2020
SG/SM/20374

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message to the virtual ministerial-level meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council, held on 28 and 29 October:

28 October 2020
GA/SHC/4304

The COVID‑19 pandemic and the subsequent disruptions it has caused have heightened the risk of trafficking in persons and modern forms of slavery, experts warned the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as delegates engaged them in interactive dialogues, held virtually, on the broad theme of human rights.

28 October 2020
SG/SM/20375

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ keynote video message to the high-level dialogue on sustainable development at the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Community, in Brussels today:

27 October 2020
GA/SHC/4303

Mass graves form an “underground map of atrocity” that stretches across human history, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, stressing that while dozens of such burials were found in 2020 alone, no single, coherent human rights framework exists for the respectful management of these sites.

27 October 2020
SG/SM/20373

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

27 October 2020
SC/14337

The parties to the Syrian conflict could reconvene the Constitutional Committee in November, a senior United Nations mediator said during a 27 October Security Council videoconference meeting, emphasizing that such progress could be “a door opener” to a deeper and wider peace process.

27 October 2020
SG/SM/20372

It is an honour to speak to you today.  The Nordic countries are great friends of the United Nations and the causes of multilateralism and sustainable development.

27 October 2020
SC/14339

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Vassily A. Nebenzia (Russian Federation):

27 October 2020
SC/14338

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Vassily A. Nebenzia (Russian Federation):