Meetings Coverage

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

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24 December 2014

Fifth Committee, by Recorded Vote, Suspends Final Meeting, Allowing for More Time to Deliberate Informally on Outstanding Matters

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) this afternoon decided to suspend its final meeting — during which it would be expected to take action on all outstanding matters and conclude the...

24 December 2014

General Assembly Allows More Time for Budget Committee to Complete Its Work

The General Assembly, in a late-day meeting, decided, in line with a proposal put forth by the body’s Vice-President, to extend the work of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) until...

23 December 2014

Considering Draft Texts, Fifth Committee Speakers Debate Proposed Changes to Budget Presentations, Human Resource Management

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) heard the introduction this afternoon of draft texts on the terms governing entitlements for United Nations employees, as well as the annual budget...

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 December 2014

Secretary-General Appoints Moustapha Soumaré of Mali Deputy Special Representative (Political) in Republic of South Sudan

United Nations Secretary‑General Ban Ki‑moon today announced the appointment of Moustapha Soumaré of Mali as his Deputy Special Representative (Political) for the United Nations Mission in South...

24 December 2014

Secretary-General, Welcoming Parliamentary Endorsement of Somalia’s New Prime Minister, Says Political Leadership Needed to Deliver Ambitious Agenda

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

23 December 2014

Activities of Secretary-General in Sierra Leone, 19 December

On Friday, 19 December, in the afternoon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Freetown, Sierra Leone, the second leg of his visit to Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.  Upon...

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...