Meetings Coverage

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

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20 October 2014

Examining Reports on Pattern of Conferences, Budget Committee Voices Concern over Conference Service Costs, Delays in Issuing Documents

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today approved the United Nations priorities for biennium 2016-2017 and began its examination of conference services, including the late issuance of...

17 October 2014

Sixth Committee Speakers Call for Programme of Assistance’s Audiovisual Library, Regional Courses to Be Funded through Organization’s Regular Budget

To guarantee the survival of its core components and key activities, the Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law must be funded...

17 October 2014

Dysfunction in United Nations Disarmament Machinery Has ‘Insidious Effect’ of Stopping People from Listening to Each Other, First Committee Told

The inability of the disarmament machinery to function had the “insidious effect” of stopping people from listening to each other, heard members of the First Committee (Disarmament and International...

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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20 October 2014

Secretary-General, in Message to Bolivarian Alliance, Urges International Solidarity in Fight against Ebola

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the Ebola epidemic to the Summit of Heads of State of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA), delivered by David...

20 October 2014

Secretary-General, at European Science Event, Welcomes Greater Policy Engagement by Researchers

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Economic and Social Council special event entitled “CERN [European Organization for Nuclear Research]: Sixty Years of Science for Peace...

20 October 2014

Secretary-General, in Video Message to Telecommunications Group, Urges Continuous Efforts to Harness Technology for Sustainable Future

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Busan, Republic of Korea, 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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2 October 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for October

Setting out the range of situations to be addressed by the Security Council in October, the Permanent Representative of Argentina, whose delegation holds that body’s presidency for the month, this...

16 September 2014

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:

3 September 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September

Setting out a Security Council work programme that covers a range of global crises, Ambassador Samantha Power of the United States, the body’s President for September, this afternoon stressed the...