Meetings Coverage

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

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5 March 2015

Given ‘Current Circumstances’ in Libya, Security Council Extends United Nations Support Mission for Two Weeks, Adopting Resolution 2208 (2015)

The Security Council, recognizing in the current circumstances the need for a short extension of the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), did so for a further two weeks,...

5 March 2015

General Assembly Adopts Resolution Aimed at Promoting Peace, Democracy through Education

The General Assembly today adopted a resolution encouraging relevant stakeholders to strengthen their efforts to promote peace, human rights, democracy, respect for religious and cultural diversity,...

4 March 2015

Budget Committee Applauds Ground-Breaking for New Home of Criminal Tribunals’ Residual Mechanism, Also Seeks More Air Travel Accountability, Transparency

Applauding the start of construction last month of a new facility for the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in the United Republic of Tanzania, Stephen Cutts, Assistant...

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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5 March 2015

At International Student Event, Secretary-General Assigns ‘Lifelong’ Homework: Be Passionate Global Citizens, Ensuring a Better World for All

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the thirty-ninth annual United Nations International School (UNIS) International Student Conference: “Sustainability: Balancing People,...

4 March 2015

Wildlife Crime Deters Sustainable Development, Threatens National Security, Deputy Secretary-General Warns at High-Level General Assembly Meeting

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as delivered, to the General Assembly today during an informal meeting to commemorate World Wildlife Day, observed on 3 March:

4 March 2015

‘Sustainability Starts in Sendai,’ Secretary-General Says of Japan Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction, at Launch of Assessment Report

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the launch of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Development Sustainable: The Future of Disaster Risk...

Press Conferences

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

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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...

27 February 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President for February

China’s presidency of the Security Council during the “very busy” month of February was guided by the principles of objectivity, impartiality, efficiency and transparency, the country’s Permanent...

3 February 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for February

Recommitment to the United Nations’ central role in international cooperation to maintain peace, along with work on a range of global situations now of concern, would be the focus of China’s February...