Meetings Coverage

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

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30 July 2015

Issues Facing Small Island Developing States ‘Global Challenges’ Demanding Collective Responsibility, Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Transnational crime, illicit exploitation of resources, climate change, natural disasters and other factors that threatened small island developing States must be addressed globally and in the...

30 July 2015

Speakers Call for Concerted Action to Crush Multibillion-Dollar Illicit Wildlife Trade as General Assembly Adopts Sweeping Text

Addressing a range of issues, the General Assembly today adopted a decision on the world body’s review of the implementation of outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, filled a...

29 July 2015

Security Council Fails to Adopt Resolution on Tribunal for Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine, Amid Calls for Accountability, Justice for Victims

The Security Council today failed to adopt a resolution that would have established an international tribunal for the purpose of prosecuting persons responsible for crimes connected with the downing...

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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4 August 2015

Security Council Press Statement on Situation in Burundi

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria):

4 August 2015

Secretary-General Voices Deep Concern for Humanitarian, Political, Security Consequences of Funding Constraints at Palestinian Refugee Agency

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

3 August 2015

Following Assassination Attempt on Human Rights Defender in Burundi, Secretary-General Says Growing Pattern of Violence Must Be Broken

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

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 August 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for August

Ebola, security sector reform, and the role of regional organizations in addressing global challenges would be top priorities of the Security Council in August, said the Permanent Representative of...

3 August 2015

Secretary-General’s Remarks at Press Conference on Outcome Document of Post-2015 Development Agenda

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the press conference on the outcome document of the post-2015 development agenda, in New York today:

2 July 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for July

Debates on the Middle East and security challenges in small island developing States would be the highlights of the New Zealand presidency of the Security Council in July, a month that would also see...