Meetings Coverage

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

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4 March 2015

Maintaining Need for Credible Assessments of Proliferation Threat in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Security Council Extends Expert Panel’s Mandate

The Security Council today, determining that the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their delivery means remained a threat to international peace and security, agreed to...

3 March 2015

Security Council, Adopting Resolution 2206 (2015), Lays Groundwork for Targeted Sanctions in South Sudan Should Peace Deal Fail

The Security Council today created a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, with some members cautioning that such moves could derail Intergovernmental Authority on...

2 March 2015

Work Programme for 2015, Role of Joint Inspection Unit Focus as Fifth Committee Resumes Session

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) opened the first part of its resumed sixty-ninth session today with a review of its 2015 work programme and organization of work, the programme...

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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3 March 2015

Opening Statistical Commission’s Session, Deputy Secretary-General Calls Data ‘Lifeblood’ of Decision-Making in Post-2015 Development Era

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as delivered, at the opening of the forty-sixth session of the United Nations Statistical Commission, in New York today:

3 March 2015

Secretary-General Says, in Message for International Women’s Day, ‘Unleash the Power of Women’ to Secure Bright Future for All

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for International Women’s Day, observed on 8 March:

3 March 2015

At Human Rights Film Festival Event, Secretary-General Calls Culture ‘Powerful Tool’ for Reaching Common Goals, Urges Israelis, Palestinians to End ‘Build-Destroy’ Cycle

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as delivered by Michael Møller, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, at the International Film Festival and Forum...

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 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...

27 February 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President for February

China’s presidency of the Security Council during the “very busy” month of February was guided by the principles of objectivity, impartiality, efficiency and transparency, the country’s Permanent...

3 February 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for February

Recommitment to the United Nations’ central role in international cooperation to maintain peace, along with work on a range of global situations now of concern, would be the focus of China’s February...