Meetings Coverage

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

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8 February 2016

Ending Poverty by 2030 Depends on Social Development Commission’s Policy Guidance, Secretary-General Says as Body’s General Debate Continues

Economies must be put at the service of people, through effective integrated social policies, the United Nations Secretary-General told the Commission for Social Development today, stressing that, in...

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...

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 Condemns Arson Attack on Synagogue in Occupied West Bank

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

8 February 2016

Secretary-General Urges Shift in Focus from Female Genital Mutilation to Girls’ Education, at Event Marking Commitment to End Harmful Practice by 2030

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Special Event on Mobilizing to Achieve the Global Goals through the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by 2030, in New York...

8 February 2016

Secretary-General Tells Commission for Social Development Its Policy Guidance Will Be Crucial in Delivering on 2030 Agenda, Other Landmark Accords

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the fifty-fourth session of the Commission for Social Development 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 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: