Meetings Coverage

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

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2 March 2015

Work Programme for 2015, Role of Joint Inspection Unit Focus as Fifth Committee Resumes Session

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) opened the first part of its resumed sixty-ninth session today with a review of its 2015 work programme and organization of work, the programme...

27 February 2015

Speakers in Economic and Social Council Welcome ‘Mushrooming’ Partnerships as Vital for New Development Scheme, But Stress Need for Oversight

Expanding the United Nations’ partnerships — with Governments, business, the philanthropic community, civil society and academia — would be central to effectively implement the new development agenda...

27 February 2015

European Monitoring Mission Chiefs, Briefing Security Council, Describe Turning Point in Ukraine of Further Progress towards Peace or Conflict’s Escalation

There had been a significant reduction of hostilities in Ukraine, another release of detainees, and the beginning of the withdrawal of heavy equipment from the line of separation in accordance with...

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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3 March 2015

Secretary-General Says, in Message for International Women’s Day, ‘Unleash the Power of Women’ to Secure Bright Future for All

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for International Women’s Day, observed on 8 March:

3 March 2015

At Human Rights Film Festival Event, Secretary-General Calls Culture ‘Powerful Tool’ for Reaching Common Goals, Urges Israelis, Palestinians to End ‘Build-Destroy’ Cycle

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as delivered by Michael Møller, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, at the International Film Festival and Forum...

2 March 2015

Secretary-General Tells Human Rights Council Early Action Prevents Violations, Averts Human, Political Catastrophes

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the High-level Segment of the Human Rights Council in Geneva today:

Press Conferences

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

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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...

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...