Meetings Coverage

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

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17 December 2014

Speakers Express Concern over Potential $6 Billion Price Tag, as Fifth Committee Examines First Performance Reports of 2014-2015 Budget

As the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) began its examination of the first performance reports of the United Nations regular budget for the two years ending 31 December 2015, some...

17 December 2014

Security Council, Adopting Resolution 2191 (2014), Renews Authorization Allowing Agencies, Humanitarian Partners Continued Aid Access across Syrian Borders

Affirming that despite severe challenges in Syria the United Nations and its partners were delivering life-saving aid there, the Security Council this morning renewed for twelve months its...

17 December 2014

In Security Council Briefing, Libya Sanctions Committee Details Activities Based on Recommendations by Panel of Experts

The Security Council today heard a briefing by the Chair of its Libya Sanctions Committee, detailing steps taken to prevent the illegal diversion of arms, adjust its sanctions list and facilitate...

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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17 December 2014

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Deadly Bomb Attacks in Yemen

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

17 December 2014

International Human Solidarity Day ‘Once-in-a-Generation’ Opportunity for All to Help Shape New Sustainable Development Agenda

Following is UN Secretary‑General Ban Ki‑moon’s message for International Human Solidarity Day, to be observed on 20 December:

17 December 2014

Grenada Joins Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

NEW YORK, 17 December (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — Grenada is the latest country to join the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.

Press Conferences

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

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17 December 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:

2 December 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for December

Terrorism and cross-border crime in Africa would be a major focus at the Security Council in December as the body continued to closely watch a range of crises worldwide, the Permanent Representative...

4 November 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for November

The situation in Syria, policing in peacekeeping operations and addressing the new face of terrorism were among the Security Council’s top priorities in November, Gary Quinlan of Australia, Council...