• Meetings Coverage

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

    6 December 2019

    General Assembly: High-Level Meeting on Vienna Programme for Landlocked Developing Countries

    Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the General Assembly?is available at this time.? The complete summary...

    6 December 2019

    Security Council: Situation in Central Africa

    Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meeting of the?Security Council?is available at this time.? The complete summary...

    6 December 2019

    Speakers Question Need for Outside Appraisal of Flexible Workplace, Voice Concern?about Renovation Delays, as Fifth Committee Reviews Construction Projects

    Delegates in the Fifth Committee?(Administrative and Budgetary) today expressed concern about delays in renovating the historic Africa Hall at the Economic Commission for Africa?(ECA) in Addis Ababa...

    5 December 2019

    World Leaders Adopt Political Declaration to Address Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries, Promote Strong Partnerships with Neighbours

    World leaders today adopted the Political Declaration of the High?level Midterm Review on the Implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade?2014?...

    4 December 2019

    Peacebuilding Commission Reviews Its Approaches in Sahel, Lake Chad Basin, Mano River Union Areas, as It Holds Day-Long Annual Session

    The Peacebuilding Commission held its annual session today, reviewing regional and subregional approaches to peacebuilding in the Sahel, Lake Chad Basin and Mano River Union areas, with a focus on...

    4 December 2019

    Renewing Authorization for International Naval Forces Fighting Piracy off Coast?of Somalia, Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution?2500?(2019)

    The Security Council today renewed for 12?months the authorization for States and regional organizations cooperating with Somalia to use all necessary means to fight piracy off the coast of the east...

    3 December 2019

    General Assembly Adopts 5 Resolutions on Middle East, including Text Urging States Not to Recognize Changes on Status of Jerusalem, Pre-1967 Borders

    The General Assembly today adopted five resolutions on the question of Palestine and the Middle East, including one calling on Member States not to recognize any changes to the pre-1967?borders,...

    3 December 2019

    Deadlier Conflicts, Climate Change Threaten Cross-Border Herding in West Africa, Delegates Tell Economic and Social Council, Peacebuilding Commission

    While nomadic herding?has peacefully existed for centuries, the traditional practice is now facing increased pressure in West Africa and the Sahel region due to reduced land, scarce water, climate...

    Press Releases

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

    6 December 2019

    Activities of Secretary-General in Spain, 30 November-3 December

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Madrid on Saturday, 30?November, in the early evening.

    6 December 2019

    Political Solutions Must Remain at Centre of All Efforts to Achieve Sustainable Peace, Secretary-General Tells Meeting on Troop Performance

    Following are UN Secretary?General António Guterres’ remarks to the high?level meeting on peacekeeping performance, in New York today:

    6 December 2019

    Secretary-General Appoints Nada al-Nashif of Jordan Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

    United Nations Secretary?General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Nada al?Nashif of Jordan as Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.? She will succeed Kate Gilmore of Australia...

    6 December 2019

    Secretary-General Appoints Ilze Brands Kehris of Latvia Assistant Secretary-General in New York Human Rights Office

    United Nations Secretary?General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ilze Brands Kehris of Latvia as Assistant Secretary?General for Human Rights and Head of the Office of the High...

    6 December 2019

    New Permanent Representative of Bangladesh Presents Credentials

    Rabab Fatima, the new Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, presented her credentials to UN Secretary?General António Guterres today.

    6 December 2019

    New Permanent Representative of Peru Presents Credentials

    Nestor Francisco Popolizio Bardeles, the new Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

    5 December 2019

    Secretary-General’s Message to the Pierre Mauroy Institute Symposium 'Pierre Mauroy and L’Internationale’

    The text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the Pierre Mauroy Institute Symposium, held in Paris today, is not available in English.? For the French text, please see:? www.klikdong.com/...

    5 December 2019

    Security Council Committee on Libya Discusses Final Panel of Experts Report

    On 25?November?2019, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution?1970?(2011) concerning Libya held its seventh informal consultations of the year.

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