Meetings Coverage

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

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6 July 2015

Need to Eradicate Hunger, Not Associate Violent Extremism with Religion, Nationality, among Texts Adopted by General Assembly

The General Assembly today adopted a resolution reaffirming that violent extremism “cannot and should not” be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group, and underlining...

2 July 2015

At High-level Sustainable Development Forum, Speakers Suggest Fine-tuning Delivery Mechanisms for Post-2015 Goals, Urging ‘Mindset Change’ for Consumers, Producers

Representatives of Governments, international organizations and civil society today reflected on ways of promoting sustainable consumption and production patterns, mobilizing resources needed to...

1 July 2015

Small Island Developing States Face ‘Unique’ Sustainability Challenges Requiring ‘Special’ Attention to Meet Post-2015 Agenda Goals, High-level Forum Hears

Small island developing States’ narrow resource base, remoteness and heavy dependence on volatile export markets were just part of the reason why they required “special” attention in the broader...

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 July 2015

Secretary-General Conveys Report of Independent Expert Panel about Death in 1961 of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, 15 Companions

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

6 July 2015

Secretary-General Commends His Advisory Board for Focus on Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons, Non-State Actors, Arms Control

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the sixty-fourth session of his Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, in New York on 30 June:

6 July 2015

In Video Message to Economic and Social Council, Secretary-General Says Lessons from Millennium Goals Can Be ‘Springboard for Future Progress’

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, delivered via video link, to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC High-level Segment and Global Launch of the 2015 Millennium...

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...

1 July 2015

Two-State Solution Only Viable Way to Resolve Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Secretary-General Tells International Meeting as It Opens in Moscow

MOSCOW, 1 July — As a vicious tide of terror and extremism swept the Middle East, the international community must stay focused on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the two-State...

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...