Meetings Coverage

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

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28 May 2015

Security Council, Adopting Resolution 2223 (2015), Extends Mission in South Sudan, Urges Prompt Implementation of Credible Peace Accord, Condemns Attacks on Camps

Strongly condemning continued fighting, human rights abuses and attacks on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, the Security Council this afternoon extended the Mission’s mandate for six months...

28 May 2015

Humanitarian Chief, Briefing Security Council, Describes Savagery in Syria, Urging Members to Set Aside Differences

Syria’s descent into “deeper depths of despair” over the past four years had surpassed what even the most pessimistic observers thought possible, the top United Nations humanitarian official told the...

28 May 2015

Expressing Outrage over Attacks on Cultural Heritage of Iraq, General Assembly Unanimously Adopts Resolution Calling for Urgent Action

Condemning the barbaric destruction and looting of the cultural heritage of Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the General Assembly today deplored the rising incidence of...

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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28 May 2015

Secretary-General Condemns Shooting of United Nations Peacekeepers in Mali, Calls on Authorities to Investigate, Bring Perpetrators to Justice

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

28 May 2015

‘We Are the First Generation that Can End Poverty, the Last that Can End Climate Change’, Secretary-General Stresses at University Ceremony

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks upon receiving an honorary degree from the Catholic University of Leuven, in Leuven, Belgium today:

27 May 2015

Security Council Has Critical Role in Protecting Journalists during Conflict Situations, Deputy Secretary-General Says, Urging Support for Plan of Action

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the Security Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict:  protection of journalists in conflict...

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 May 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for May

The Security Council in May would consider the growing threats faced by journalists around the world in addition to focusing on foreign terrorist fighters, small arms and a raft of ongoing situations...

2 April 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for April

Amid the crisis in Yemen, the ongoing situation in Syria and other urgent threats to peace and security, the Jordanian presidency of the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, holding...

3 March 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for March

In March, the French presidency of the Security Council would focus on a broad range of issues, from peace and security on the African continent to efforts to bring about a political solution to the...