Meetings Coverage

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

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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...

30 June 2015

Breaking 'Silo' Approach Key in Toppling Barriers to Merging Three Pillars of Sustainable Development, Speaker Tells High-level Political Forum

A major obstacle to the integration of the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development was a “silo” mentality among stakeholders, especially among politicians and...

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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2 July 2015

Palestinian Unity, Respect for Human Rights, End to Settlements Vital to Restart Peace Talks, Realize Two-State Solution, Experts tell Moscow Meeting

MOSCOW, 2 July — Establishing Palestinian unity, ending Israel’s settlement activity, and ensuring respect for human rights were key factors in breaking the current impasse and achieving the two-...

2 July 2015

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Mali

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gerard Jacobus van Bohemen (New Zealand):

2 July 2015

Revitalizing Middle East Quartet, Implementing Arab Peace Initiative, Ensuring Security Council Leadership Key to Two-State Solution, Moscow Meeting Told

MOSCOW, 2 July — Experts called for an expansion of the Middle East Quartet, implementation of the Arab Peace Initiative and greater awareness of it in Israel, and a Security Council resolution...

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...