Meetings Coverage

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

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25 November 2015

Root Causes of Increasing Instability Must Be Addressed to Prevent Further Deterioration in Sahel, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Citing accelerating terrorist attacks, spikes in displacement and increasingly grave humanitarian challenges, the top United Nations official for the Sahel told the Security Council today that the...

25 November 2015

Security Council Presidential Statement Expresses Outrage that Civilians Continue to Account for Vast Majority of Casualties in Armed Conflict Situations

The Security Council today expressed its intention to continue addressing the protection of civilians, both in country-specific considerations and as a thematic agenda item, outraged that they...

25 November 2015

Speakers in Fifth Committee Urge Action to Reform Operations of Administrative, Budgetary Oversight Body, Consider Funding for Cambodia Courts

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today considered how it might revamp the operations of a crucial oversight body — the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (...

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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27 November 2015

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Democratic Republic of Congo Meets with Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict

During its informal consultations on 20 November 2015, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of Congo was briefed by the...

27 November 2015

Condemning Attack in Abyei, Secretary-General Urges Sudan, South Sudan Governments to Resume ‘Without Delay’ Implementation of Administration, Security Agreement

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

27 November 2015

Secretary-General Appoints Catherine Pollard of Guyana Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Catherine Pollard of Guyana as Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management.  She will succ

Press Conferences

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

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3 November 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for November

At a press conference at Headquarters today, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, whose delegation holds the presidency of the Security Council for November, said that he hoped that...

5 October 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for October

In October, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the women, peace and security agenda, to the fight against terrorism, to humanitarian crises around the world, the Permanent...

16 September 2015

Press Conference by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at United Nations Headquarters

Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s press conference, held in New York today: