Meetings Coverage

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

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27 February 2015

Speakers in Economic and Social Council Welcome ‘Mushrooming’ Partnerships as Vital for New Development Scheme, But Stress Need for Oversight

Expanding the United Nations’ partnerships — with Governments, business, the philanthropic community, civil society and academia — would be central to effectively implement the new development agenda...

27 February 2015

European Monitoring Mission Chiefs, Briefing Security Council, Describe Turning Point in Ukraine of Further Progress towards Peace or Conflict’s Escalation

There had been a significant reduction of hostilities in Ukraine, another release of detainees, and the beginning of the withdrawal of heavy equipment from the line of separation in accordance with...

26 February 2015

‘Running Out of Words’ to Describe Horror in Syria, Senior United Nations Officials Tell Security Council, Calling for More Vigorous Action

The Security Council today heard strong and sustained pleas to demonstrate leadership to end the barbaric and brutal warfare in Syria, as two senior United Nations officials briefed the 15-member...

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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27 February 2015

Secretary-General appoints Juan-Miguel Diez of Mexico Director of United Nations Information Centre in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pleased to announce the appointment of Juan-Miguel Diez of Mexico as Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Port of Spain,...

27 February 2015

Secretary-General Appoints Damian Cardona-Onses of Spain Director of United Nations Information Centre in Dakar, Senegal

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pleased to announce the appointment of Damian Cardona-Onses of Spain as Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Dakar, Senegal.

27 February 2015

Secretary-General appoints Martin Nesirky of the United Kingdom Director of United Nations Information Service in Vienna

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Nesirky of the United Kingdom as Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Vienna,...

Press Conferences

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

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27 February 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President for February

China’s presidency of the Security Council during the “very busy” month of February was guided by the principles of objectivity, impartiality, efficiency and transparency, the country’s Permanent...

3 February 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for February

Recommitment to the United Nations’ central role in international cooperation to maintain peace, along with work on a range of global situations now of concern, would be the focus of China’s February...

5 January 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for January

Building strong foundations intertwining development and security underpinned a range of issues on the Security Council’s schedule for January, the Permanent Representative of Chile, whose delegation...