Meetings Coverage

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

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9 December 2016

Economic and Social Council Adopts Decision for Future Meetings of Expert Committee on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

After adopting a decision on future meetings of the Expert Committee on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, the Economic and Social Council then held a special meeting on the matter.

9 December 2016

General Assembly Demands Immediate End to Hostilities in Syria, as Speakers Decry Security Council’s Continuing Impotence

Exposing deep rifts between its 193 members, the General Assembly voted today to adopt a resolution demanding an immediate end to all hostilities in Syria, as speakers decried the Security Council’s...

9 December 2016

Speakers Urge More Cohesive Approach, Enforcement of Zero-Tolerance Policy as Budget Committee Discusses United Nations Response to Sexual Abuse

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today shared their views on the United Nations efforts to combat sexual exploitation and abuse in its ranks, stressing the need for a...

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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9 December 2016

Applauding Peaceful, Democratic Elections in Ghana, Secretary-General Urges All Stakeholders to Exercise Patience during Ballot Counting

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

9 December 2016

Graft Will No Longer Exist in World Transformed by 2030 Agenda, Says Secretary-General at Anti-Corruption Excellence Awards

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-Corruption Excellence Awards, in Vienna, today:

9 December 2016

Secretary-General Appoints Susan D. Page of United States Deputy Special Representative for United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Susan D. Page of the United States as his Deputy Special Representative for Rule of Law in the United Nations...

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 December 2016

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

Debates on international judicial cooperation, the sanctions regime surrounding nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and human trafficking would be the major topics to be addressed this month by...

1 November 2016

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

Open debates on “water, peace and security” and asymmetrical threats to peacekeeping would be highlighted by the Security Council this month, along with a range of items of ongoing concern, Fodé Seck...

3 October 2016

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

The Security Council would focus on Africa, the Middle East and the selection of the next Secretary-General, Vitaly Churkin (Russian Federation), Council President for October, said at a Headquarters...