Meetings Coverage

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

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25 November 2015

Root Causes of Increasing Instability Must Be Addressed to Prevent Further Deterioration in Sahel, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Citing accelerating terrorist attacks, spikes in displacement and increasingly grave humanitarian challenges, the top United Nations official for the Sahel told the Security Council today that the...

25 November 2015

Security Council Presidential Statement Expresses Outrage that Civilians Continue to Account for Vast Majority of Casualties in Armed Conflict Situations

The Security Council today expressed its intention to continue addressing the protection of civilians, both in country-specific considerations and as a thematic agenda item, outraged that they...

25 November 2015

Speakers in Fifth Committee Urge Action to Reform Operations of Administrative, Budgetary Oversight Body, Consider Funding for Cambodia Courts

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today considered how it might revamp the operations of a crucial oversight body — the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (...

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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25 November 2015

Development Must Be Reshaped by Integrating Climate Risks, Climate-Proofing Infrastructure into Process, Says Secretary-General in Message

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, as delivered by Mary Robinson, his Special Envoy on Climate Change, in Malta today:

25 November 2015

Security Council Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Deletes One Entry from Its Sanctions List

On 25 November 2015, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning Al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities removed the name below from the Al-...

25 November 2015

Being Serious about Ending Violence against Women Means Greater Efforts to Protect Their Rights, Secretary-General Says at Commemoration of International Day

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the commemoration of United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, today in New York:

Press Conferences

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

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3 November 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for November

At a press conference at Headquarters today, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, whose delegation holds the presidency of the Security Council for November, said that he hoped that...

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: