Press Releases

Secretary-General Urges States At Marine Environment Protection Committee Meeting To Adopt Ambitious Strategy Aligned With Climate Goals

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

China Initiates WTO Dispute Complaint Against US Tariffs On Steel, Aluminium Products

China claims the duties of 25% and 10% on imports of steel and aluminium products respectively are inconsistent with provisions of the WTO’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 and of the Agreement on Safeguards. The duties h...Read More

Security Council Press Statement On Situation In Great Lakes Region

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru):

Adopting Resolution 2410 (2018), Security Council Extends Mandate Of Mission for Justice Support In Haiti Until 15 April 2019, Draws Down Police Units

The Security Council today decided to extend for one year the mandate of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), while also laying out a staggered decrease in its uniformed personnel and requesting periodic prog...Read More

Nearly One Billion People In Africa To Be Protected Against Yellow Fever By 2026

10 April 2018 | Abuja, Nigeria –Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. The com...Read More

Statement Of The Secretary-General On Syria

10 April 2018 I am outraged by the continued reports of use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic. I reiterate my strong condemnation of the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population. Any confirmed use of chemical we...Read More

Speakers In Population And Development Commission Spotlight National Measures To Embrace Migrant Flows, Balance Urban Expansion With Rights Protections

Gateway cities were critical entry points for immigrants from a wide range of countries, serving as hubs for the collection, circulation and dispersion of goods, capital and people, the Commission on Population and Development heard today a...Read More

Secretary-General Outraged By Continued Reports Of Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

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

Inequality ‘Systemic And Growing’, Secretary-General Tells Forum Amid Call To Raise Collective Ambition For Tackling Climate Change By Harnessing Clean, Green Energy

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018, in Hainan Province, China, today:

Amendment To One Name On Security Council 1988 Sanctions Committee Sanctions List

On 10 April 2018, the following amendment specified with underline and strikethrough in the entry below was made to the 1988 List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 o...Read More

United Nations Success In Small Island States a Litmus Test For 2030 Agenda, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Forum, Requiring Progress On Financing

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the consultative meeting of small island developing States and their development partners, on accelerating the implementation of the SAMOA Path...Read More

Successful Elections In Democratic Republic Of Congo Crucial To Wider Great Lakes Region’s Peace, Stability, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Credible and inclusive elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, followed by a peaceful transfer of power, would have a positive effect on peace, stability and development in the wider Great Lakes region of Central Africa, speakers...Read More