Meetings Coverage

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

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21 October 2014

During Session’s High-Level Period, Department of Public Information Deployed Full Array of Media Tools — New and Traditional — Acting Head Tells Fourth Committee

Facing limited resources and expanding responsibilities, the Department of Public Information was striving to make the best use of its tools to fulfil its mandate and address new challenges such as...

21 October 2014

Forensic Proof, Medical Records Key in Halting Torture, Special Rapporteur Tells Third Committee as Human Rights Debate Begins

Forensic science played a key role regarding the obligation of States to investigate and prosecute allegations of torture or other ill-treatment, a special rapporteur said today, as the Third...

21 October 2014

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Unimplemented, Becomes ‘Place-Holder’ for States to ‘Insert Disarmament Measures Here’, First Committee Told

An unimplemented Nuclear-Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was nothing but a “place-holder” for disarmament that told States to “insert effective measures for nuclear disarmament here”, heard members of...

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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21 October 2014

Welcoming $50 million in Ebola Trust Fund Pledges, Secretary-General Says More Needed for Rapid, Effective Global Response

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

21 October 2014

Academic Impact Matches Innovation to Overcome World’s Most Pressing Problems, Secretary-General Says at Launch of J. Michael Adams Conversation Series

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the launch of the United Nations Impact J. Michael Adams Conversation Series, in New York today:

21 October 2014

Secretary-General Appoints Jarmo Sareva of Finland Director of United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Jarmo Sareva of Finland as Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) for a period of...

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 October 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for October

Setting out the range of situations to be addressed by the Security Council in October, the Permanent Representative of Argentina, whose delegation holds that body’s presidency for the month, this...

16 September 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:

3 September 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September

Setting out a Security Council work programme that covers a range of global crises, Ambassador Samantha Power of the United States, the body’s President for September, this afternoon stressed the...