Meetings Coverage

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

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5 October 2015

‘Rough and Confrontational Days Ahead’, Palestinian Ambassador Tells Rights Committee, Urging Greater Efforts by World Community to Avoid Bloodshed

The United Nations must step up its efforts to avoid further bloodshed following an escalation of violence and increased civilian casualties in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, a senior Palestine...

3 October 2015

Concluding Debate, General Assembly Speakers Call on United Nations to Invoke Compassion, Dignity amid Waves of Refugees, War, Climate Threats

In addressing the world’s enormous challenges — serving waves of refugees in the Mediterranean, brokering necessary peace in the Middle East and managing the “existential” threat of climate change —...

2 October 2015

Climate Change Agenda Must Unite International Community, Speakers Stress as General Assembly Debate Continues

From the mountains to the seas, from the Caribbean to the Arctic, global warming was a global problem, and small countries were especially at risk, the General Assembly heard today as it continued...

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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5 October 2015

Conclusions of Ministerial Consultative Meeting on Malian Peace Process, Implementation of Peace Agreement, at Headquarters on 1 October 2015

On 1 October 2015, the United Nations convened, on the margins of the general debate of the seventieth session of the General Assembly, a Ministerial Consultative Meeting on the Malian Peace Process...

5 October 2015

Secretary-General Nominates Heidi Mendoza of Philippines Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following consultations with Chairs of regional groups, informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Heidi Mendoza of the Philippines as the...

5 October 2015

High-Quality Public Spaces Increase Equity, Promote Inclusion for Poor, Vulnerable Citizens, Secretary-General Tells World Habitat Day Meeting

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the World Habitat Day High-Level discussion on “public spaces for all”, in New York 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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5 October 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for October

In October, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the women, peace and security agenda, to the fight against terrorism, to humanitarian crises around the world, the Permanent...

16 September 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:

2 September 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September

In September, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the political climate in Lebanon to the broad settlement of conflicts in the Middle East...