Meetings Coverage

Meetings Coverage

26 May 2022
SC/14909

The Security Council heard stories of hope for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians today, including from the mother of a boy killed in the conflict, who said that the tears that fell on the graves of both Israelis and Palestinians were of the same colour.

26 May 2022
SC/14907

Following the recent election that brought President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud into power, the Security Council today extended until 31 October 2022 the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) — as set out in resolution 2158 (2014), deciding further that it should continue to implement that mandate in accordance with resolution 2592 (2021).

26 May 2022
SC/14911

In a late-breaking meeting today, the Security Council failed to adopt a resolution that would have strengthened sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea over its recent ballistic missile launches, with the representatives of China and the Russian Federation denouncing the measure as counterproductive and inhumane.

26 May 2022
SC/14908

The Security Council extended for a year today the sanctions regime imposed on South Sudan, including the arms embargo, travel ban and financial measures, even as some of its members questioned the effectiveness of those measures.

26 May 2022
NGO/937

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, deferring action on 37 entities seeking special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and closing the outstanding applications of 28 others who had failed to respond to three consecutive reminders by the Committee.

26 May 2022
SC/14910

Tripoli remains tense, with clashes between armed groups, deadlocked negotiations and human rights defenders under attack, the United Nations political affairs chief told the Security Council today.

26 May 2022
SC/14906

The Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) today for another year, until 31 May 2023, retaining its core tasks.

25 May 2022
NGO/936

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, deferring action on 43 entities seeking special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, whose applications had been deferred from previous sessions.

25 May 2022
SC/14904

With civilians accounting for nearly 90 per cent of war-time casualties and humanitarians threatened with arrest for providing aid to “the enemy”, the Security Council simply must do more to ensure the protection of innocent people caught amid the conflicts raging around the world, experts from the field told the 15-nation organ today, as over 70 delegates denounced its inaction and explored ways to stanch the suffering during the all-day debate.

24 May 2022
SC/14901

The lack of progress on the political track will result in humanitarian disaster in Sudan, the Head of the United Nations special political mission in that country told the Security Council today, as members diverged over the conditions under which international support should be provided.

24 May 2022
NGO/935

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, recommending 2 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferring action on 31 others.

23 May 2022
GA/12421

Amidst rising alarm about food prices worldwide, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution calling on the international community to urgently support countries affected by the food security crisis through coordinated action.

23 May 2022
SC/14899

Whereas digital technologies offer “boundless opportunities” for the United Nations to detect crises, position humanitarian stocks and design data-driven peacebuilding programmes, they can also affect conflict dynamics for the worse, the Organization’s political affairs chief told the Security Council today.

23 May 2022
SC/14900

The peaceful transfer of power following the conclusion of elections on 15 May offers a long-awaited opportunity for Somalia to make progress on urgent national priorities, the top United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today.

23 May 2022
NGO/934

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, deferring requests by 18 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, while taking note of 600 new and 4 deferred quadrennial reports submitted by organizations already in consultative status.

20 May 2022
SC/14896

The Security Council adopted its annual report to the General Assembly today, covering the period from 1 January to 31 December 2021.

20 May 2022
GA/12420

The General Assembly met today to pay tribute to the memory of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, who died on 13 May.

20 May 2022
SC/14897

Current funding is insufficient to meet increasing humanitarian needs in Syria, the senior United Nations official in that country said in a briefing to the Security Council today, as members diverged on the appropriate modalities for delivering existing aid to help the millions suffering across the country.

20 May 2022
NGO/933

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, recommending four entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferring action on 112 others.

19 May 2022
SC/14894

A global food crisis, already impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, is being driven to famine levels worldwide by the war in Ukraine and the resulting lack of grain exports, more than 75 speakers told the Security Council today in a ministerial-level open debate on conflict and food security.