Meetings Coverage

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

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24 April 2015

Representatives of Indigenous Peoples Detail Challenges in Protecting Lands, Rights, as First Week of Permanent Forum Concludes

Standard measurements of well-being did not capture the distinct economic, social, and cultural aspects of indigenous peoples’ lives, speakers in the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said today,...

24 April 2015

Security Council, Alarmed by Depth of Syrian Crisis, Urges Greater International Support to Neighbouring Countries Overwhelmed by Refugees

Expressing alarm that the Syrian crisis had become the largest humanitarian emergency in the world, threatening regional stability, the Security Council this morning called for stepped-up,...

24 April 2015

Disarmament Commission, Concluding 2015 Session, Urged Not to Lose Faith as Progress Possible with Requisite Political Will from All States

Although the global disarmament and non-proliferation regime had faced a “plethora of obstacles” over a number of years, there was no reason to lose faith, the Chair of the Disarmament Commission...

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 April 2015

Secretary-General Appoints Ali H. Al-Za'tari of Jordan as Deputy Special Representative for Libya

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Ali H. Al-Za’tari of Jordan as his new Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Support...

24 April 2015

Secretary-General, in Anniversary Statement, Urges Forward-Looking Strategy to Bolster Recovery of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the twenty-ninth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, to be commemorated on 26 April:

24 April 2015

‘Nuclear-Free World: Cries from Hiroshima and Nagasaki’ Exhibit Opens at Headquarters

The “Nuclear-Free World:  Cries from Hiroshima and Nagasaki" exhibition will be launched with a special ceremony on Monday, 27 April, at 6 p.m. in the Visitors’ Lobby.

Press Conferences

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

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2 April 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for April

Amid the crisis in Yemen, the ongoing situation in Syria and other urgent threats to peace and security, the Jordanian presidency of the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, holding...

3 March 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for March

In March, the French presidency of the Security Council would focus on a broad range of issues, from peace and security on the African continent to efforts to bring about a political solution to the...

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...