Meetings Coverage

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

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6 May 2015

United Nations Financial Situation ‘Generally Sound’, Top Management Official Tells Budget Committee

Pronouncing the United Nations financial health at the end of 2014 as “generally sound” and its cash position at the end of April of this year as “sound and positive”, the Organization’s senior...

6 May 2015

Forest Forum Heads into Negotiations on Draft Declaration, Resolution Setting Out Elements for Post-2015 Arrangement, Possible Global Fund, Technical Advice Body

The Chair of the United Nations Forum on Forests today described the contours of the draft ministerial declaration and draft resolution that the policy body planned to send to the Economic and Social...

5 May 2015

Lessons of Second World War Must Continue to Guide United Nations Work, General Assembly Told During Meeting Marking Seventieth Anniversary

The lessons of World War II — on whose ashes the United Nations was founded — must continue to guide the Organization’s work, even as it adapted to meet the evolving challenges of the modern world,...

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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6 May 2015

Security Council Press Statement on MONUSCO Peacekeepers

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

6 May 2015

‘Let Us Renew Our Will to Cooperate for Peace’, Says Secretary-General at Ceremony Marking Return of Peace Bell

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Peace Bell ceremony, in New York today:

5 May 2015

Secretary-General Condemns Killing of Peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo

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

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...