Meetings Coverage

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

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24 October 2014

Fourth Committee Takes Up Effects of Atomic Radiation, Approves Draft Resolution Urging Proper Funding for Scientific Body

Balancing various scientific capabilities of States with their common desire to contribute to assessing levels and effects of exposure to radiation underpinned an interactive session today in the...

24 October 2014

Migrants Hailed as Development ‘Drivers and Enablers’, Special Rapporteur Tells Third Committee as Rights Debate Continues

Migrants and internally displaced persons needed identification without fear of detention or deportation to fully enjoy their human rights, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)...

24 October 2014

Mission to ‘Remove and Destroy’ Chemical Weapons in Syria Unprecedented, but Reports of Chlorine Gas Use Troubling, First Committee Hears

Last year’s chemical attacks in Syria “shocked an entire world” and were a reminder that the use of weapons of mass destruction remained a serious threat, heard the First Committee (Disarmament and...

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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24 October 2014

China Hosts Visit by Security Council’s 1540 Committee, 23 to 24 October

The Chair of the Security Council’s 1540 Committee, Ambassador Oh Joon, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, led a two-day visit to China that took place on 23...

24 October 2014

Secretary-General, Commending Finalists at UN 21 Award Ceremony, Stresses Organization Must Innovate, Deliver ‘Now More than Ever’

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the UN 21 Award Ceremony in New York, 24 October:

23 October 2014

Secretary-General Designates Wu Hongbo as Senior Official to Coordinate Follow-Up for World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

On 15 October, this year, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon designated Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, as the Senior Official of the United Nations...

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...