Meetings Coverage

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

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17 October 2014

Dysfunction in United Nations Disarmament Machinery Has ‘Insidious Effect’ of Stopping People from Listening to Each Other, First Committee Told

The inability of the disarmament machinery to function had the “insidious effect” of stopping people from listening to each other, heard members of the First Committee (Disarmament and International...

17 October 2014

Sixth Committee Speakers Call for Programme of Assistance’s Audiovisual Library, Regional Courses to Be Funded through Organization’s Regular Budget

To guarantee the survival of its core components and key activities, the Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law must be funded...

17 October 2014

Outer Space Benefits Must Not Be Allowed to Widen Global Gap between Economic, Social Inequality, Fourth Committee Told, Concluding Debate on Item

It was the world’s responsibility to ensure that the “fruits of the marvellous progress of science” benefitted the poor around the world, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization)...

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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17 October 2014

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks by ISIL

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President María Cristina Perceval (Argentina):

17 October 2014

Security Council Press Statement on Mali

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President María Cristina Perceval (Argentina):

17 October 2014

At Preparatory Conference, Secretary-General Calls for Broad, Concrete Development Finance Framework

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the first substantive informal session of the preparatory process for the third International Conference on Financing for Development, in...

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 October 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for October

Setting out the range of situations to be addressed by the Security Council in October, the Permanent Representative of Argentina, whose delegation holds that body’s presidency for the month, this...

16 September 2014

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:

3 September 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September

Setting out a Security Council work programme that covers a range of global crises, Ambassador Samantha Power of the United States, the body’s President for September, this afternoon stressed the...