Meetings Coverage

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

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28 July 2015

Yemen’s ‘Overwhelming’ Humanitarian Need ‘Woefully Under-Resourced’, Emergency Relief Coordinator Tells Security Council, Urging Pause in Fighting

The conflict in Yemen had brought “appalling damage” on an already suffering people, the top United Nations humanitarian official told the Security Council today, emphasizing the need to secure a...

28 July 2015

Calling Syrian Conflict ‘Shameful Blot’ on World’s Conscience, Senior Official Urges Security Council to Consider Options to End Civilian Suffering

With no humanitarian solutions to the crisis in Syria, the immense suffering of its people would only worsen until a political settlement ended the conflict, a senior United Nations official told the...

28 July 2015

Adopting Resolution 2232 (2015), Security Council Authorizes Ongoing African Union Deployment in Somalia, Extends Mandate for United Nations Assistance Mission

The Security Council today decided to authorize the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 30 May 2016, agreeing with the...

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 2015

Secretary-General Thanks Saudi Arabia for Gift from Mecca at Reinstallation Ceremony in General Assembly Building

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the reinstallation of the Kiswa, a gift from Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, in New York today:

28 July 2015

In Message to World Federation of Deaf, Secretary-General Calls Recognition of Disability ‘Fundamental’ to New Sustainable Development Agenda

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the XVII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, held in Istanbul, Turkey, 28 July:

28 July 2015

In Video Message to Special Meeting of Counter-Terrorism Committee, Secretary-General Announces Plans to Prevent Violent Extremism, Address States’ Needs

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the Special Meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee with Member States and international and regional organizations on...

Press Conferences

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

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2 July 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for July

Debates on the Middle East and security challenges in small island developing States would be the highlights of the New Zealand presidency of the Security Council in July, a month that would also see...

2 June 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for June

Debates on children and armed conflict and on peacebuilding would be the highlights of the Malaysian presidency of the Security Council in June, a month that would also see several briefings and...

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...