Press Releases

Secretary-General Commends Outgoing Cyprus Adviser’s ‘Dedication, Commitment, Creativity’ In Advancing Resolution Of Decades-Long Dispute

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

Security Council Press Statement On Terrorist Attack Against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission In Mali

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION CONSIDERS THE REPORT OF CANADA

15 August 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today concluded its consideration of the combined twenty-first to twenty-third periodic report of Canada on its implementation of the provisions of the International C...Read More

KENYA AT CRITICAL JUNCTURE, LEADERS MUST ACT RESPONSIBLY – ZEID

15 August 2017 (Issued as received) GENEVA (15 August 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday commended the peaceful voting in the recent presidential election in Kenya but urged Kenya’s political lead...Read More

ITALY-EU SEARCH AND RESCUE CODE COULD INCREASE MEDITERRANEAN DEATHS, UN EXPERT WARNS

15 August 2017 (Issued as received) GENEVA (15 August 2017) – A new code of conduct to be imposed on organizations rescuing migrants and refugees from the Mediterranean Sea could restrict their life-saving work and result in more deaths, a ...Read More

Secretary-General Saddened By Deaths, Destruction Driven By Flooding, Mudslides In Sierra Leone, Pledging Full Support Of United Nations

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

Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) Points Of Contact Training For States Of Asia-Pacific Region

From 7 until 11 August 2017, in cooperation with the United Nations Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004), China hosted a training course in Xi’an for 1540 national Points of Contact in the Asia-Pacific region.

Secretary-General Hails Peaceful Presidential Elections In Kenya, Stresses Need For Dialogue To Defuse Tensions Over Disputed Results

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

Secretary-General Appoints Ruby Sandhu-Rojon Of United States Deputy Special Representative For West Africa, Sahel

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ruby Sandhu-Rojon as his new Deputy Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel.

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Burkina Faso Attack, Pledging United Nations Support In Fighting Violent Extremism, Terrorism

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

Scouts Share Humanistic Spirt Of United Nations, Secretary-General Says In Message To World Conference

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the forty-first World Scout Conference, in Baku, Azerbaijan, today:

Media Accreditation For 11th Ministerial Conference Is Now Open

Before submitting the details for accreditation, media representatives are requested to make sure they fulfil the criteria specified on the WTO website. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have a separate accreditation process. Delegation...Read More