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

In All-Day Debate, Security Council Voices Alarm at Growing Threats to Journalists, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2222 (2015)

Strongly condemning impunity for attacks on journalists, which had greatly increased globally, the Security Council, during an all-day open debate today, called on parties to conflict and all Member...

27 May 2015

Non-Governmental Organization Committee Recommends 40 Groups for Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council, Defers Action on 62 Others

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 40 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, and deferred action on the status of 62 others...

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’...

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

Security Council Has Critical Role in Protecting Journalists during Conflict Situations, Deputy Secretary-General Says, Urging Support for Plan of Action

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the Security Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict:  protection of journalists in conflict...

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...

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...