Meetings Coverage

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

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11 February 2016

Speakers Differ over Use of Sanctions as Security Council Considers Working Methods of Its Subsidiary Bodies

Speakers called today for greater transparency in the procedures and practices of committees established to monitor United Nations sanctions and improve communication with affected countries, as the...

10 February 2016

Security Council Renews Mandate of Experts Monitoring Sanctions in Darfur Situation, Adopting Resolution 2265 (2016)

The Security Council today renewed until 12 March 2017 the mandate of the Panel of Experts monitoring sanctions imposed on those behind instability in Sudan’s western Darfur region, expressing regret...

9 February 2016

ISIL Still Threatens International Peace, Under-Secretary-General Tells Security Council, Calling for ‘Unity and Action’ to Combat Extremist Group

Despite recent territorial losses inflicted upon Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the international community urgently needed “unity and action” to combat the continuing threat posed by...

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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12 February 2016

Secretary-General, in Message for World Wildlife Day, Calls on Citizens, States, Businesses to Protect Plants, Animals from Exploitation, Trafficking

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Wildlife Day, observed on 3 March:

12 February 2016

Secretary-General Lauds First-Ever All-Female Police Unit for Exemplary Service following Nine-Year-Long Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia

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

12 February 2016

Statement by Middle East Quartet

The following statement by the Middle East Quartet (United Nations, Russian Federation, United States, European Union) was issued 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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1 February 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for February

The Security Council would hold two open debates this month, one on the United Nations Charter and the other on post-conflict peacebuilding and review of the peacebuilding architecture, the 15-member...

4 January 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for January

The protection of civilians and current tensions stemming from the situation in Syria would be among the priorities of the Security Council in January, the Permanent Representative of Uruguay,...

16 December 2015

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: