Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. **Press Encounter Today…

Security Council: Protection of Civilians

Note:  A complete summary of today’s Security Council meeting will be made available after its conclusion. Briefings ANTÓNIO GUTERRES, Secretary-General…

Secretary-General Appoints Volker Türk of Austria Under-Secretary-General for Policy in His Executive Office

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Volker Türk of Austria as Under-Secretary-General for Policy in his…

Parties to Conflict Must Minimize Incidental Harm to Civilians, Secretary-General Tells Security Council during Debate on War in Cities

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on War in Cities:  Protection of Civilians…

Secretary-General Calls on Combatants Everywhere to Observe Truce during 2022 Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, issued today, calling for the observance of the Olympic Truce for the Beijing…

Delegates Highlight Central Role of United Nations in Promoting Multilateralism, as General Assembly Concludes Debate on Secretary-General’s 2022 Priorities

The General Assembly concluded today its debate on the Secretary-General’s priorities for 2022, as delegates called for strengthened international cooperation…

Newly Created Road Map Committee Aims to Advance Electoral Process, Stability in Libya, as Country Faces Fragile Juncture, Under-Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Continued Abuse of Migrants, Crackdown on Human Rights Defenders Draws Concern Libya’s newly established road map committee aims at advancing…

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Removes One Entry from Its Sanctions List

On 24 January 2022, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al‑Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and…

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Good afternoon. **Noon…

United Nations Marks International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Holocaust Victims under Theme, ‘Memory, Dignity and Justice’

The United Nations annual ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust will…

Secretary-General Following Events in Burkina Faso with Deep Concern, Worried about Safety of President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

United Nations Print The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General is…

Security Council Press Statement on Recent Terrorist Attack in Iraq

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mona Juul (Norway): The members of the Security…

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in United Arab Emirates

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mona Juul (Norway): The members of the Security…

Secretary-General Urges Action to Extinguish ‘Five-Alarm Global Fire’, as He Presents Annual Report on United Nations Work, Priorities for 2022 in General Assembly

More Coordinated Efforts Needed to Implement Common Goals, President Stresses, as COVID-19, Climate Crisis, Violent Conflict Top List of Concerns…

Violence against Women, Girls Most Pervasive, Pressing Human Rights Issue Today, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Sports Conference, Paying Tribute to Agnes Tirop

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the closing of the Gender Welfare and…

Secretary-General, at Conference on Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes, Says Young People Need Seat at Negotiating Table, Protection against Forces Aiming to Silence Them

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres remarks at the opening of the High-Level Conference on Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes, held virtually…

Warning Child Illiteracy in Developing World Could Reach 70 Per Cent, Secretary-General Observance Message Says Education Must Be Central to Pandemic, Wider Recovery Plans

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Education, observed on 24 January: The COVID-19 pandemic has…

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Good afternoon. **Noon…

General Assembly Confirms Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, for Two More Years

Following the recommendation of the United Nations Secretary-General, after consultation with Member States, the General Assembly confirmed Maimunah Mohd Sharif…

Upcoming Elections Offer Historic Opportunity to Widen Colombia’s Democracy, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Several Delegates Emphasize Importance of Realizing Peace Agreement’s Full Promise Five years after its signing, the Final Agreement for Ending…