Meetings Coverage

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

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18 April 2015

Sharing National Examples, UN Congress Delegates Say Modernized Crime-Prevention Approaches Work in Bolstering Public Trust, Participation

DOHA, 18 April — With the explosion of social media, modernizing law enforcement techniques in the fight against crime was essential to bolstering community trust and involvement while combating new...

17 April 2015

UN Congress Plenary Debate Focuses on Innovative Tools to Fight Cybercrime, Terrorism Recruitment, Wildlife Trafficking, among New, Emerging Threats

DOHA, 17 April — As criminals were racing to technologically outpace law enforcement, the international community must erect legal barriers, including new global treaties, to end impunity, prosecute...

16 April 2015

Contemporary Population Trends Resulting from Conflict-Related Displacements Should Be Embedded in New Agenda, Commission Told as Debate Continued

The impact of conflict and natural disasters and the often resulting flows of refugees and displaced persons must be included when considering contemporary population trends and transitions and their...

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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17 April 2015

Secretary General, in Message for Chemical Warfare Remembrance Day, Calls for Elimination of All Weapons of Mass Destruction

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, to be observed on 29 April:

17 April 2015

Selma to Be Screened at United Nations 23 April

The United Nations Department of Public Information, the United States Mission to the United Nations and Paramount Pictures will organize a special screening of the movie Selma for the United Nations...

17 April 2015

Secretary-General, in Message to UN-Habit Governing Council, Says ‘Struggle for Sustainability Will Be Won or Lost in Cities’

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, as delivered by Sahle-Work Zewde, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, to the UN-Habitat Governing Council in Nairobi...

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...