Meetings Coverage

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

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12 February 2016

General Assembly Decides to Take More Time in Considering Secretary-General’s Proposed Action Plan for Preventing Violent Extremism

The General Assembly decided today that it would devote more time to examining the Secretary-General’s proposed plan of action to prevent violent extremism, as diverging views emerged on some key...

12 February 2016

Poverty Remains World’s Biggest Challenge, Social Development Commission Chair Says as Session Concludes with Approval of 3 Texts, Election of New Vice-Chairs

The Commission for Social Development concluded its fifty-fourth session today, approving three draft resolutions for adoption by the Economic and Social Council with one on Africa’s development,...

11 February 2016

Speakers Differ over Use of Sanctions as Security Council Considers Working Methods of Its Subsidiary Bodies

Speakers called today for greater transparency in the procedures and practices of committees established to monitor United Nations sanctions and improve communication with affected countries, as the...

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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12 February 2016

Exhibition ‘Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers’ Opens at United Nations Headquarters on 17 February

A formal opening ceremony for the exhibition “Africans in India:  From Slaves to Generals and Rulers” will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 February, in the Visitors’ Lobby at United Nations...

12 February 2016

Commending Civil Aviation Proposal, Secretary-General Says ‘Eyes’ of World on Airlines to Significantly Reduce Emissions

Following are UN Secretary‑General Ban Ki‑moon’s remarks to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council, in Montreal today:

12 February 2016

‘Give Back’ as Global Citizens, Secretary-General Tells McGill University Students, Asking Youth to Play Key Role in Tackling Current, Future Challenges

The following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s keynote address, as prepared for delivery, at McGill University’s event on “Threats and opportunities: the power of young people to shape a new...

Press Conferences

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

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1 February 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for February

The Security Council would hold two open debates this month, one on the United Nations Charter and the other on post-conflict peacebuilding and review of the peacebuilding architecture, the 15-member...

4 January 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for January

The protection of civilians and current tensions stemming from the situation in Syria would be among the priorities of the Security Council in January, the Permanent Representative of Uruguay,...

16 December 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: