United Nations Meetings Coverage &Press Releases

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General Tips

Make a choice of United Nations body and/or other options and enter key words and/or symbol in boxes below, then click "Find".

Only one field is required, but to refine your search, please enter as much information as you may have.

A list of matching documents will be displayed in a NEW window, showing the most recent releases first.

Use standard British variant: for example, spell labour, centre instead of labor, center.

Releases are available since 13 October 1995.


Returns releases from the selected United Nations Body or option.

Can be combined with keywords and/or symbol search.

Keyword(s) in headline

This option will return releases in which the words you enter appears in the headline. It may be combined with a un body or a symbol search.


All press releases are categorised and classified according to symbols (a full list is available here), for instance statements by the Secretary-General are classified as SG/SM/. This search may be combined with UN body and/or keywords and by separating several symbols with commas you may look for several different symbols using the same keyword(s).

Please note that press conferences are not classified under any symbol and if you enter a symbol in your search, the results will not return any press conference summaries.

Note also that not all releases are classified with a second symbol. For instance, any meeting of a UN Body such as the Security Council or the General Assembly, will only be classified under the symbol SC/ and GA/ respectively. I.e. a Security Council meeting on Africa will NOT be categorised under the symbol AFR/.

Full text search

Enter keyword(s) or phrase(s) to find within the full text of all releases.

Use quotation marks to enclose phrases, e.g. "International Day". Words entered this way will appear together in all results exactly as you have entered them.

If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can include it by putting a "+" sign in front of it. Examples of common words are "where" and "how," as well as certain single digits and single letters. Similarly you may need to put a "+" sign in a phrase to force inclusion of common words. Make sure that you include a space before the "+" sign, e.g. without +a vote

Choose if you want to find all of the words, any of the words or the exact phrase you entered

On the results page you can sort by Date by clicking on "Date" on the upper right side at the prompt Sort by: Date / Relevance.

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