Meetings Coverage

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

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27 May 2015

As International Seminar on Peace Concludes, Speakers Examine Multifaceted Role of Social Media in Disseminating Information about Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

ASTANA, 27 May — The 2015 International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East concluded today, with two panel discussions that explored how social media both hindered and advanced audiences’...

27 May 2015

Fifth Committee Postpones Action on Draft Text Addressing Financing of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today postponed action on a draft text on financing of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for the 2015/16 budget year.

26 May 2015

Challenges Faced by Media in Covering Israeli-Palestinian Story Focus as International Seminar on Peace in Middle East Opens

ASTANA, 26 May — The United Nations would spare no effort in supporting the quest for peace in the Middle East, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told participants in a two-day...

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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27 May 2015

Algeria Joins Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

GENEVA, 27 May  (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — Algeria has become the 121st State Party to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.

27 May 2015

Calling New Generation ‘Torch-Bearers’ of Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, Secretary-General Urges Global Action, Tells Youth Event ‘There Is No Plan B’

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the “Our World, Our Dignity, Our Planet:  the Post-2015 Agenda and the Role of Youth” event at Palais des Beaux...

27 May 2015

Secretary-General, in Video Message, Encourages Global Forum to Forge New, Green, Low-Carbon Solutions for Sustainable Transport Future

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the International Transport Forum, held in Leipzig, Germany, 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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4 May 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for May

The Security Council in May would consider the growing threats faced by journalists around the world in addition to focusing on foreign terrorist fighters, small arms and a raft of ongoing situations...

2 April 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for April

Amid the crisis in Yemen, the ongoing situation in Syria and other urgent threats to peace and security, the Jordanian presidency of the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, holding...

3 March 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for March

In March, the French presidency of the Security Council would focus on a broad range of issues, from peace and security on the African continent to efforts to bring about a political solution to the...