Meetings Coverage

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

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18 December 2014

Fifth Committee Concerned by Top-Heavy Structure, Resource Distribution in Ebola Response Mission, Proposed Budget Cuts to Darfur Peacekeeping Operation

As the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) began its examination of the revised budget proposal for the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) for the biennium 2014-...

18 December 2014

Iran Sanctions Committee Chair Tells Security Council Measures in Full Effect Even as Talks to Determine Nature of Nuclear Programme Continue

As negotiations between the permanent five members of the Security Council plus Germany, known as the P5+1, and Iran continued, measures imposed against that country remained in full effect and...

18 December 2014

Security Council, in Presidential Statement, Urges Armed Groups in Central African Republic to ‘Immediately and Permanently’ Lay Down Arms, Release Children

Recalling that stabilizing the security situation in the Central African Republic was the main responsibility of that country’s stakeholders, the Security Council today reiterated its appeal to the...

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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18 December 2014

Statement by Chair of Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict

At its 51st meeting, on 26 November, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict agreed, in connection with the examination of the first report of the Secretary-General on...

18 December 2014

Bureau of Committee on Palestinian Rights Welcomes Declaration of Conference of High Contracting Parties to Fourth Geneva Convention on 17 December 2014

The Bureau of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People issued the following statement today:

18 December 2014

Activities of Secretary-General in Chicago, 7-8 December

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, together with Madam Ban Soon-taek, arrived in Chicago on the afternoon of Sunday, 7 December.

Press Conferences

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

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17 December 2014

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 December 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for December

Terrorism and cross-border crime in Africa would be a major focus at the Security Council in December as the body continued to closely watch a range of crises worldwide, the Permanent Representative...

4 November 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for November

The situation in Syria, policing in peacekeeping operations and addressing the new face of terrorism were among the Security Council’s top priorities in November, Gary Quinlan of Australia, Council...