Meetings Coverage

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

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22 May 2015

Consensus Eludes Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference as Positions Harden on Ways to Free Middle East of Mass Destruction Weapons

After weeks of intense debate, States parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) concluded the month-long 2015 Review Conference this evening, unable to reach consensus...

22 May 2015

Security Council Urges Heightened Cooperation on Illicit Transfer of Small Arms, Light Weapons, Adopting Resolution 2220 (2015) with Abstentions

The Security Council this morning adopted a text urging stronger cooperation in stemming the “illicit transfer, destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of small arms and light weapons, underlining the...

21 May 2015

Speakers Laud 'Frank, Open Dialogue' as Caribbean Regional Seminar on Decolonization Concludes

MANAGUA, 21 May — The Caribbean Regional Seminar on Decolonization had made strides in holding “frank, open dialogue” towards the decolonization of the world’s 17 remaining Non-Self-Governing...

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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22 May 2015

Security Council Press Statement on ISIL’s Violent Seizure of Palmyra, Syria

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Raimonda Murmokaitė (Lithuania):

22 May 2015

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Saudi Arabia

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Raimonda Murmokaitė (Lithuania):

22 May 2015

Marking International Day, Secretary-General Heralds ‘Blue Helmets’ as Symbol of Hope for Millions Living in War-Ravaged Lands

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, observed on 29 May:

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...