Meetings Coverage

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

9 July 2021

Security Council Extends Use of Border Crossing for Humanitarian Aid into Syria, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2585 (2021)

The Security Council — acting in a rare moment of unanimity on the complex, decade-long Syrian conflict — today adopted a compromise resolution extending the use of the Bab al-Hawa border crossing...

8 July 2021

Security Council: Peace and Security in Africa

Note: The complete summary of statements made in today’s meeting of the Security Council will be issued later as Press Release SC/14576.

8 July 2021

Speakers Detail National Efforts to Address HIV/AIDS Epidemic, as General Assembly Concludes High-Level Meeting

The international community must increase efforts to address the inequalities driving the HIV/AIDS epidemic as the global response to that virus has been hindered by COVID-19 and other crises, Member...

8 July 2021

Intercommunal Tensions, Electoral Transparency among Challenges Facing West Africa, Sahel Area, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Volatile security conditions, climbing humanitarian needs, electoral transparency and intercommunal tensions driven by climate change are just some of the complex issues facing countries across West...

7 July 2021

Complete Eradication of Da’esh Can Only Strengthen International Peace, Security, Says Delegate, as General Assembly Wraps Up Debate on Counter-Terrorism Strategy

The General Assembly adopted two resolutions and one decision today, all without a vote, while also concluding its debate on the seventh review of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

7 July 2021

Special Representative Stresses Need for New Government to End Violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as She Briefs Security Council

Following the confirmation of a new Government and the enactment of its programme of action for 2021-2023, efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo must now coalesce around ending an upsurge...

6 July 2021

Speakers Stress Need to Address Root Causes of Terrorism, Violent Extremism amidst Fallout from Pandemic, as General Assembly Continues Debate on Global Strategy

Continuous review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy is necessary to ensure that the international response remains relevant as the dynamic threat posed by terrorism evolves, Member States...

6 July 2021

Speakers Call for Sustainable, Resilient Post-Pandemic Recovery, Stressing No One Should Be Left Behind, as High-Level Political Forum Begins Annual Session

Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating socioeconomic consequences must not leave anyone behind, speakers told the high-level political forum on sustainable development as it opened...

Press Releases

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

9 July 2021

Economic and Social Council: High-level political forum on sustainable development

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis and the current COVID-19 pandemic impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the Economic and Social Council is...

9 July 2021

Middle-Income, Small Island States Urgently Need Debt Relief, Secretary-General Stresses, in Remarks to G20 Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the third Group of 20 (G20) meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors, held today:

9 July 2021

Security Council Committee on Libya Meets with Panel of Experts

On 25 June 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya met in informal consultations to hear a virtual presentation by the Panel of Experts on...

9 July 2021

Secretary-General Welcomes Prime Minister’s Assurance on Access to Ethiopia’s Tigray Region, Reiterates Call for Protection of Civilians

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

9 July 2021

Secretary-General Welcomes Decision to Extend Cross-Border Mechanism in North-West Syria, Reiterating Importance of Humanitarian Access

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

8 July 2021

Activities of Secretary-General in Spain, 1-2 July

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres flew to Valencia, Spain, from Paris, on Thursday morning, 1 July.

8 July 2021

Activities of Secretary-General in France, 29 June–1 July

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres departed New York on Tuesday, 29 June, for Paris, where he arrived on Wednesday morning.

8 July 2021

Health, Inequality Dangerously Linked, Speakers Warn, Stressing Exclusion, Disparity Impeding Ability to Contain COVID-19, on Day Three of High-Level Political Forum

Inequality and exclusion have deeply impaired the ability to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, which, in turn, further widened such disparity, demonstrating the dangerous links between health and...

8 July 2021

Women Must Have Seat at Decision-Making Table, Secretary-General Stresses to Launch of Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ statement to the launch of the Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) today:

8 July 2021

Developing Countries Could Face Annual Adaptation Costs of $300 Billion by 2030, Secretary-General Warns in Message to Climate Vulnerable Finance Summit

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the first Climate Vulnerable Finance Summit today: