Meetings Coverage

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

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18 December 2014

Adopting 68 Texts Recommended by Third Committee, General Assembly Sends Strong Message towards Ending Impunity, Renewing Efforts to Protect Human Rights

Sending a strong message to end impunity and to renew efforts to promote and protect human rights, especially for vulnerable groups, the General Assembly adopted 61 resolutions and seven decisions...

18 December 2014

Fifth Committee Concerned by Top-Heavy Structure, Resource Distribution in Ebola Response Mission, Proposed Budget Cuts to Darfur Peacekeeping Operation

As the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) began its examination of the revised budget proposal for the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) for the biennium 2014-...

18 December 2014

Iran Sanctions Committee Chair Tells Security Council Measures in Full Effect Even as Talks to Determine Nature of Nuclear Programme Continue

As negotiations between the permanent five members of the Security Council plus Germany, known as the P5+1, and Iran continued, measures imposed against that country remained in full effect and...

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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19 December 2014

At Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone, Secretary-General Tells Caregivers ‘You Are Bringing Your Country and the Entire World to a More Hopeful Place’

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Ebola Treatment Unit in Hastings, Sierra Leone, today:

19 December 2014

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Pattern of Attacks — This Week Alone in Nigeria, Yemen, Pakistan — by Militant Groups, Terrorists

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

18 December 2014

Secretary-General Welcomes United Nations Governing Council’s Decision to Allow Iraq to Defer Deposit of Oil Proceeds until January 2016

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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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...

4 November 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for November

The situation in Syria, policing in peacekeeping operations and addressing the new face of terrorism were among the Security Council’s top priorities in November, Gary Quinlan of Australia, Council...