Meetings Coverage

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

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2 September 2015

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2237 (2015), Security Council Renews Arms Embargo on Non-State Actors in Liberia, Terminates Other Sanctions

The Security Council today renewed an arms embargo on non-State actors in Liberia for nine months while terminating other sanctions on the country, including a travel ban and asset freeze on those...

1 September 2015

Setting Stage for Upcoming Session, General Assembly Transmits Text on Ambitious Post-2015 Development Agenda

In a historic move today, the General Assembly adopted a resolution transmitting to its seventieth session a sweeping post-2015 development agenda aimed at eliminating poverty and hunger, protecting...

31 August 2015

Security Council Members, Wrapping Up Work for August, Commend Meetings on Ebola, Regional Organizations, Syria, Security Sector Reform

The Security Council in the past month was strengthened by discussion of root causes of conflict, humanitarian concerns and other issues not previously on the schedule, the Permanent Representative...

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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4 September 2015

Security Council Press Statement on Yemen

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Vitaly I. Churkin (Russian Federation):

4 September 2015

Secretary-General Appoints Major General Muhammad Tayyab Azam of Pakistan United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara Force Commander

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Major General Muhammad Tayyab Azam of Pakistan as the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum...

4 September 2015

Secretary-General Appoints Fadzai Gwaradzimba of Zimbabwe Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Fadzai Gwaradzimba of Zimbabwe as the Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security.  Ms. Gwaradzimba succeeds Ms...

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 September 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September

In September, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the political climate in Lebanon to the broad settlement of conflicts in the Middle East...

4 August 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for August

Ebola, security sector reform, and the role of regional organizations in addressing global challenges would be top priorities of the Security Council in August, said the Permanent Representative of...

3 August 2015

Secretary-General’s Remarks at Press Conference on Outcome Document of Post-2015 Development Agenda

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the press conference on the outcome document of the post-2015 development agenda, in New York today: