Meetings Coverage

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

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21 May 2015

Speakers Laud “Frank, Open Dialogue” as Caribbean Regional Seminar on Decolonization Concludes

MANAGUA, 21 May — The Caribbean Regional Seminar on Decolonization had made strides in holding “frank, open dialogue” towards the decolonization of the world’s 17 remaining Non-Self-Governing...

21 May 2015

Concerns Aired over Ebola Response Operation’s Top-Heavy Staff Structure as Budget Committee Examines 2015 Funding Proposals for Office, Special Political Missions

Additional $88.1 million was needed to support the “last mile” of the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the United Nations Controller told the Fifth Committee (...

20 May 2015

Puerto Rico ‘Front Line’ of Fight against Colonialism, Say Speakers as Caribbean Regional Seminar Continues

Longstanding Disputes, Including Western Sahara, Gibraltar, also Discussed

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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22 May 2015

Marking International Day, Secretary-General Heralds ‘Blue Helmets’ as Symbol of Hope for Millions Living in War-Ravaged Lands

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, observed on 29 May:

22 May 2015

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers to Be Observed at New York Headquarters, Offices Worldwide on 29 May

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers will be observed on Friday, 29 May, marking the seventh successive year in which the Organization will honour more than 100 “blue helmets” who...

22 May 2015

Secretary-General Calls Africa Day an Opportunity to Celebrate Achievements, Reflect on Challenges

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for Africa Day, observed on 25 May:

Press Conferences

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

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4 May 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for May

The Security Council in May would consider the growing threats faced by journalists around the world in addition to focusing on foreign terrorist fighters, small arms and a raft of ongoing situations...

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...