UN News Updates: 20 February 2022

20 February 2022


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

14 FEBRUARY 2022

Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau Must Focus on Supporting National Efforts to Select New Prime Minister, Special Representative Tells Security Council


The political situation in Guinea-Bissau was evolving swiftly, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council today, as he outlined the latest developments in that country,…

14 FEBRUARY 2022

Civilians in Syria Killed on ‘Horrific Scale’, Conflict Spilling across Borders, Threatening Regional Stability, Special Envoy Warns Security Council


With Syrian civilians being killed on a horrific scale and displaced in large numbers, the United Nations top representative for Syria warned the Security Council today of the grave risks posed by…

13 FEBRUARY 2022

Global Cooperation in Protecting Critical Infrastructure Vital, Speakers Say at Security Council Briefing on Terrorist Threats to International Peace


Speaking today on the protection of critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks, Security Council members noted the need to strengthen international cooperation and information sharing between…

13 FEBRUARY 2022

Peacekeeping Missions Need More Flexible Approach, Resources to Better Foresee, Tackle New Threats, Speakers Say as Special Committee Concludes General Debate


To uphold its noble legacy, United Nations peacekeepers must adopt a more flexible posture, tailored to specific conflicts and endowed with the resources and capabilities needed to improve foresight…

13 FEBRUARY 2022

As Monsoon Season Nears, Dangerous New Crisis Looms for Myanmar Refugees in Bangladesh, United Nations High Commissioner Warns Security Council


More than five months since the start of the violence that forced 688,000 Rohingya to flee Myanmar into Bangladesh, a dangerous new crisis loomed, while restrictions on humanitarian access to the…

12 FEBRUARY 2022

Frank Dialogue Due on Peacekeeping’s Future amid Evolving Threats, Growing Pressure, Top Officials Tell Special Committee as General Debate Begins


The time had come for the United Nations, its Member States and other partners to engage in a frank discussion on the future of peacekeeping in response to ever-changing threats and challenges in…



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

18 FEBRUARY 2022

Secretary-General Extends Condolences to Iran in Wake of Tragic Airplane Accident


The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic airplane accident today near Yasuj, Iran.

16 FEBRUARY 2022

Hopeful Disarmament Conference’s Move to Advance Substantive Work Will Resume Arms Control Talks, Secretary-General Says Member States Should Make Use of Opening


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

16 FEBRUARY 2022

Security Council 2127 Committee Concerning Central African Republic Amends One Entry on Its Sanctions List


On 16 February 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic enacted the amendments specified with underline and…

16 FEBRUARY 2022

From Nuclear Threat to Cyberwar, Unity Must Prevail over Division in Tackling Global Challenges, Secretary-General Tells Security Forum


Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ address at the opening ceremony of the Munich Security Conference today:

16 FEBRUARY 2022

Secretary-General Appoints Martin Griffiths of United Kingdom as His Special Envoy for Yemen


United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Martin Griffiths of the United Kingdom as his Special Envoy for Yemen.  Mr. Griffiths succeeds Ismail Ould Cheikh…

16 FEBRUARY 2022

Organization Releases ‘Yearbook of the United Nations’, Covering Global Activities in 2013


The sixty-seventh volume of the Yearbook of the United Nations, which covers the Organization’s global activities in 2013, was released today online at https://unyearbook.un.org/.

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