Meetings Coverage

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

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29 January 2015

In Security Council Wrap-Up Meeting, Members Voice Concern over Developing Crises, Persistent Challenges, Emphasizing Necessity of Unity for Body’s Effectiveness

The range of crises on the agenda of the Security Council at the start of 2015, as well as progress in Haiti seen on a recent visiting mission, showed the importance of addressing the root causes of...

29 January 2015

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2198 (2015), Security Council Renews Arms Embargo, Related Sanctions on Democratic Republic of Congo

The Security Council today extended its arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban on the Democratic Republic of the Congo till 1 July 2016 and the mandate of the Expert Group assisting the Sanctions...

29 January 2015

Briefing Security Council on Visiting Mission to Haiti, Co-Leaders Highlight Country’s ‘Incredible’ Resilience, Commitment to Democratic Process

The Security Council’s visiting mission to Haiti in January bore witness to the Haitian people’s hope, resilience and determination in rebuilding their country and paving the way to free and fair...

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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29 January 2015

Deeply Concerned about Deteriorating Security in Darfur, Secretary-General Urges Government, Armed Movements to Resume Dialogue towards Political Settlement

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

29 January 2015

Deploring Violent Incidents at Demonstration in Front of Mali Mission, Secretary-General Will Launch Inquiry with Government, All Parties

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

28 January 2015

Secretary-General Appoints Haile Tilahun Gebremariam of Ethiopia Head of Mission for Abyei

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Haile Tilahun Gebremariam of Ethiopia as the Head of Mission of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (...

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 January 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for January

Building strong foundations intertwining development and security underpinned a range of issues on the Security Council’s schedule for January, the Permanent Representative of Chile, whose delegation...

17 December 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:

2 December 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for December

Terrorism and cross-border crime in Africa would be a major focus at the Security Council in December as the body continued to closely watch a range of crises worldwide, the Permanent Representative...