Meetings Coverage

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

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26 November 2014

Concluding Its Session, Third Committee Sends 62 Draft Texts to General Assembly, Including New Calls Aimed at Protecting Children from War, Bullying

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) concluded its work today, approving a total of 62 draft resolutions, which were expected to be taken up by the General Assembly the following...

26 November 2014

Security Council Members, Summing Up Month Presided by Australia, Highlight Enormity of Challenges, Offering Fresh Perspectives for Addressing Them

New perspectives emerged in the Security Council on United Nations policing, peacekeeping and sanctions during the month of November amid attention to a range of urgent crises, the Permanent...

25 November 2014

While Approving 14 Draft Resolutions without Vote, Third Committee Tackles Four Texts on Human Rights, Peace, International Democracy, Mercenaries

As the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved 18 draft resolutions, with 14 without a vote, delegations voiced concerns regarding four texts including one on the report of the...

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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26 November 2014

Andalusian Parliament to Host International Conference in Seville Supporting Palestinian Rights, 2-3 December

The United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People joined by United Cities and Local Governments, the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International...

26 November 2014

Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Panel on Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the members of a High-level Panel to advise on the organizational and operational aspects of the proposed Technology Bank and Science,...

26 November 2014

On World AIDS Day, Secretary-General Calls on World Leaders to Unite in Common Cause to End Epidemic by 2030

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December:

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 November 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for November

The situation in Syria, policing in peacekeeping operations and addressing the new face of terrorism were among the Security Council’s top priorities in November, Gary Quinlan of Australia, Council...

2 October 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for October

Setting out the range of situations to be addressed by the Security Council in October, the Permanent Representative of Argentina, whose delegation holds that body’s presidency for the month, this...

16 September 2014

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: