Meetings Coverage

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

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6 October 2015

Path to Peace in Mali ‘Fraught’ with Unexpected Obstacles, Ceasefire Violations, Criminal Activity, Special Representative Tells Security Council

The path to peace in Mali was fraught with unexpected obstacles, and implementation of the peace agreement had been delayed by violations of the ceasefire agreements and actions by terrorist groups...

5 October 2015

‘Rough and Confrontational Days Ahead’, Palestinian Ambassador Tells Rights Committee, Urging Greater Efforts by World Community to Avoid Bloodshed

The United Nations must step up its efforts to avoid further bloodshed following an escalation of violence and increased civilian casualties in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, a senior Palestine...

3 October 2015

Concluding Debate, General Assembly Speakers Call on United Nations to Invoke Compassion, Dignity amid Waves of Refugees, War, Climate Threats

In addressing the world’s enormous challenges — serving waves of refugees in the Mediterranean, brokering necessary peace in the Middle East and managing the “existential” threat of climate change —...

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 October 2015

Secretary-General, ‘Profoundly Alarmed’ by Rise in Deadly West Bank Incidents, Calls on Israel to Conduct Prompt Investigation into Latest Killings

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

6 October 2015

Combating Pollution, Overfishing Essential to Prevent Further Damage of World’s Oceans, Secretary-General Warns in Message for International Conference

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), for...

6 October 2015

Secretary-General Urges Action to Fulfil Sustainable Development Targets on Empowering Girls, in Message for International Observance

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the International Day of the Girl Child, observed on 11 October:

Press Conferences

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Transcripts and summaries of press conferences by United Nations officials and Member State delegations.

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5 October 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for October

In October, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the women, peace and security agenda, to the fight against terrorism, to humanitarian crises around the world, the Permanent...

16 September 2015

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:

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...