Meetings Coverage

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

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5 February 2016

Urging Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in 2030 Agenda-Based Policies, Speakers Hail Historic Gains at Social Development Commission Discussion

There was now a common understanding that social policies inclusive of persons with disabilities were a “sound” investment in society and that their exclusion from decisions came with economic costs...

4 February 2016

Widening Inequality Stymies Efforts to Achieve Inclusive Progress, Speakers Tell Social Development Commission during General Debate on Bolstering Results

Despite progress, the development crisis continued to prevail, with the widening inequality between people and countries, delegates in the Commission for Social Development heard today, debating ways...

3 February 2016

Despite ‘Enormous’ Gains since Copenhagen Declaration, Inclusive Progress Must Reach Millions More, Delegates Tell Social Development Commission

While “enormous” gains had been made since the World Summit for Social Development had resulted in the Copenhagen Declaration in 1995, progress remained uneven — both within and among countries —...

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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8 February 2016

Secretary-General, in Message to Inter-Parliamentary Union Hearing on Illicit Drugs, Stresses Central Importance of People’s Health, Well-Being

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Yuri Fedotov, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on...

8 February 2016

Secretary-General Appoints Jane Holl Lute of United States as Special Coordinator on Improving United Nations Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Jane Holl Lute of the United States as Special Coordinator on improving the United Nations response to sexual...

8 February 2016

Achieving Zero Hunger Depends upon Delivery on All Sustainable Development Goals, Secretary-General Says in Message to World Food Programme Executive Board

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by David Nabarro, Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Special Representative of the Secretary-General...

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 February 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for February

The Security Council would hold two open debates this month, one on the United Nations Charter and the other on post-conflict peacebuilding and review of the peacebuilding architecture, the 15-member...

4 January 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for January

The protection of civilians and current tensions stemming from the situation in Syria would be among the priorities of the Security Council in January, the Permanent Representative of Uruguay,...

16 December 2015

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: