Meetings Coverage

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

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31 August 2015

Security Council Members, Wrapping Up Work for August, Commend Meetings on Ebola, Regional Organizations, Syria, Security Sector Reform

The Security Council in the past month was strengthened by discussion of root causes of conflict, humanitarian concerns and other issues not previously on the schedule, the Permanent Representative...

28 August 2015

Security Council, in Statement, Welcomes Peace Accord Signing by South Sudan’s President, Affirming Readiness to Ensure Full Compliance

Welcoming the 26 August signature by South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on the agreement to resolve the conflict in that country, as well as earlier signatures by other parties, the Security Council...

28 August 2015

In Briefings to Security Council on Guinea-Bissau, Senior Officials Assess Political Setbacks, Submit Elements for Maintaining Stability

With Guinea-Bissau facing political turbulence barely a year after the re-establishment of constitutional order, the top United Nations official there expressed hope today that political leaders...

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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31 August 2015

International Meeting on Question of Palestine — ‘Israeli Settlements as Obstacle to Peace: Possible Ways Forward’ — in Brussels, 7-8 September

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the League of Arab States, will convene an...

31 August 2015

‘Like a Silver Thread’, Democratic Principles Run through Post-2015 Agenda, Secretary-General Tells World Conference of Parliaments, Urging Engagement

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks today to the Inter-Parliamentary Union Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, “Placing democracy at the service of peace and...

31 August 2015

Highlighting Theme for International Day of Democracy, Secretary-General Hails Civil Society as ‘Catalyst’ Triggering Social Progress, Economic Growth

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of Democracy, observed on 15 September: Civil society is the oxygen of democracy.

Press Conferences

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

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4 August 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for August

Ebola, security sector reform, and the role of regional organizations in addressing global challenges would be top priorities of the Security Council in August, said the Permanent Representative of...

3 August 2015

Secretary-General’s Remarks at Press Conference on Outcome Document of Post-2015 Development Agenda

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the press conference on the outcome document of the post-2015 development agenda, in New York today:

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...