Meetings Coverage

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

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22 July 2016

Speakers Stress Development Cooperation Forum’s Role in Allowing for Fresh Policy Perspectives, as Economic and Social Council High-Level Segment Concludes

The Development Cooperation Forum was a neutral and impartial space that allowed for fresh perspectives and discussions of new development cooperation paradigms, the Economic and Social Council heard...

22 July 2016

Adopting Resolution 2298 (2016), Security Council Authorizes Member States to Control, Destroy Libya’s Chemical Weapons

The Security Council today authorized Member States to acquire, control, transport, transfer and destroy chemical weapons identified by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW...

22 July 2016

Security Council Urges Lebanon’s Political Leaders to Elect New President, Place Stability Ahead of Partisanship

The Security Council, in a statement issued this morning, urged Lebanon’s leaders to show flexibility and to put stability and the national interest ahead of partisan politics, as it reaffirmed its...

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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22 July 2016

Condemning Recent Fighting in Mali, Secretary-General Calls upon Leaders of Signatory Armed Groups to Restore Calm

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

22 July 2016

Secretary-General Appoints Fabrizio Hochschild of Chile Deputy Special Representative and Resident Coordinator in Central African Republic

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Fabrizio Hochschild of Chile as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional...

21 July 2016

Action to Implement Global Agreements Should Focus on Partnerships, Protecting Most Vulnerable, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Development Cooperation Forum

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s opening remarks at the fifth biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum, 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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1 July 2016

Press Conference by President of Security Council on Work Programme for July

The Security Council would focus on Africa and peacebuilding, the Middle East, working methods and selection of the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, Koro Bessho (Japan), its President...

1 June 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for June

Peacekeeping reform would be among the top priorities of the Security Council’s work in June, François Delattre (France), its President for that month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

2 May 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Programme of Work for May

The Security Council would hold two open debates this month, the first on the issue of counter-terrorism and the other concerning cooperation on peace and security matters between the United Nations...