Meetings Coverage

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

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28 July 2016

Security Council Issues Presidential Statement Welcoming Merger of Special Envoy in Sahel, United Nations Office for West Africa

The Security Council today welcomed the merging of the Office of the Special Envoy for the Sahel with the United Nations Office for West Africa, encouraging the Secretary-General’s Special...

27 July 2016

Boko Haram Violence Blamed for Massive Insecurity, Forced Displacement, as Security Council Considers Situation in Lake Chad Basin

Violence by Boko Haram had led to massive forced displacement and a widespread humanitarian crisis in West Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today,...

27 July 2016

Concluding Coordination and Management Segment, Economic and Social Council Adopts 10 Resolutions, 5 Decisions

The Economic and Social Council concluded its coordination and management segment this afternoon with the adoption of 10 draft resolutions and 5 draft decisions.

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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28 July 2016

Independent Audit Advisory Committee Holds Thirty-Fifth Session at Headquarters, 25-27 July

The Independent Audit Advisory Committee (IAAC) of the United Nations held its thirty-fifth session from 25 to 27 July at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  The session was presided over...

28 July 2016

Secretary-General Stresses Promotion, Defence of Human Solidarity, in Message for International Day of Friendship

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the International Day of Friendship, observed on 30 July:

28 July 2016

Peace, Stability Critical for Long-term Business Success, Secretary-General Tells 2016 Junior Chamber International Global Partnership Summit

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the 2016 Junior Chamber International (JCI) Global Partnership Summit, in New York today:

Press Conferences

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

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1 July 2016

Press Conference by President of Security Council on Work Programme for July

The Security Council would focus on Africa and peacebuilding, the Middle East, working methods and selection of the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, Koro Bessho (Japan), its President...

1 June 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for June

Peacekeeping reform would be among the top priorities of the Security Council’s work in June, François Delattre (France), its President for that month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

2 May 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Programme of Work for May

The Security Council would hold two open debates this month, the first on the issue of counter-terrorism and the other concerning cooperation on peace and security matters between the United Nations...