Meetings Coverage

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

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4 May 2015

Strengthened Cooperation between United Nations, Regional Organizations Vital to International Peace, Security, Speakers Stress at General Assembly Debate

In a rapidly changing world, bolstered cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations was needed to respond effectively to emerging threats to international peace...

4 May 2015

Speakers Examine 2015/16 Peacekeeping Budget Figures, Concerns over Borrowing between Missions, as Fifth Committee Opens Resumed Session

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today opened the second part of its resumed sixty-ninth session dedicated to the United Nations’ peacekeeping operations, whose budget for 2015/16...

4 May 2015

Time to Be ‘Bold, Collaborative and Decisive’ in Elevating Forests in New Development Agenda, Forum Told as Two-Week Session Opens

With 1.6 billion people depending on forests for food, fuel, shelter and income, now was the time to strengthen the global political commitment to sustainably manage one of the planet’s most...

Press Releases

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

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4 May 2015

At General Assembly Debate, Secretary-General Says Regional Organizations Critical to Shaping Post-2015 Agenda, Reaching Sustainable Development Goals

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at a high-level General Assembly thematic debate on strengthening cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional...

4 May 2015

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Central African Republic Convenes Meeting with Regional States

On 22 April 2015, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held a meeting with the representatives of the Central African...

4 May 2015

Fissure between Nuclear-, Non-Nuclear-Weapon States ‘Wider than Ever’, Warns Secretary-General in Message for Global Zero Action Corps Launch

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, as delivered by Virginia Gamba, Deputy to the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, to the launch of the Global Zero Action Corps,...

Press Conferences

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Transcripts and summaries of press conferences by United Nations officials and Member State delegations.

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4 May 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for May

The Security Council in May would consider the growing threats faced by journalists around the world in addition to focusing on foreign terrorist fighters, small arms and a raft of ongoing situations...

2 April 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for April

Amid the crisis in Yemen, the ongoing situation in Syria and other urgent threats to peace and security, the Jordanian presidency of the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, holding...

3 March 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for March

In March, the French presidency of the Security Council would focus on a broad range of issues, from peace and security on the African continent to efforts to bring about a political solution to the...