Meetings Coverage

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

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28 January 2015

Emergency Relief Official Urges Security Council to Seek Way towards Ending Syrian Conflict, Citing Increasing Atrocities, Worsening Humanitarian Situation

The Security Council must find a way to end the four-year-old conflict in Syria, which had been characterized by extreme violence and brutality, resulting in one of the worst displacements of people...

26 January 2015

Alarmed by Civilian Deaths from Rocket Attacks in Ukraine, Under-Secretary-General, in Security Council Briefing, Calls for Rebels to Reinstate Ceasefire Agreement

Expressing alarm over the high civilian death toll in Ukraine of recent days, along with the shelling of the city of Mariupol, the top United Nations political affairs official called on the rebels...

26 January 2015

Opening 2015 Session, Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations Recommends 16 Groups for Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council

Opening its regular session for 2015, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 16 organizations for special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social...

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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28 January 2015

Marking International Day Commemorating Holocaust Victims, Secretary-General Calls for Responses to Terrorism, Provocation, that Resolve, Not Multiply, Intolerance

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, in New York today:

28 January 2015

Deeply Concerned over Deteriorating Security Situation in Southern Lebanon, Golan, Secretary-General Urges Adherence to All Relevant Security Council Resolutions

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

28 January 2015

Recalling Horrors of Holocaust, Secretary-General Affirms Pledge at Exhibition Opening to Do Even More ‘to Build a World of Dignity for All’

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the opening of the exhibition “Shoah:  How Was It Humanly Possible?”, in New York today:

Press Conferences

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

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5 January 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for January

Building strong foundations intertwining development and security underpinned a range of issues on the Security Council’s schedule for January, the Permanent Representative of Chile, whose delegation...

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...