Meetings Coverage

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

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29 July 2015

Security Council Fails to Adopt Resolution on Tribunal for Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine, Amid Calls for Accountability, Justice for Victims

The Security Council today failed to adopt a resolution that would have established an international tribunal for the purpose of prosecuting persons responsible for crimes connected with the downing...

29 July 2015

Syrian Conflict ‘Shameful Symbol’ of Global Divisions, Secretary-General Says, Urging Security Council to Endorse Special Envoy’s Fresh Efforts

Describing the Syrian conflict as a “shameful symbol” of the international community’s divisions and failure, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the Security Council to endorse fresh...

29 July 2015

Security Council, Adopting Resolution 2233 (2015), Extends Special Political Mission in Iraq for One Year

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations special political mission for Iraq for another year until 31 July, 2016.

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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29 July 2015

Secretary-General Condemns Bombing in Bahrain

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

29 July 2015

Secretary-General Condemns Israeli Approval of Settlement Building in West Bank, Urges Reversal of Decision for Sake of Peace, ‘Just’ Final Status Agreement

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

29 July 2015

Disappointed at Impotence of Resolutions on Syrian Crisis, Secretary-General Asks Security Council to Support Special Envoy’s Approach to Political Settlement

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Security Council on the situation in Syria, 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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2 July 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for July

Debates on the Middle East and security challenges in small island developing States would be the highlights of the New Zealand presidency of the Security Council in July, a month that would also see...

2 June 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for June

Debates on children and armed conflict and on peacebuilding would be the highlights of the Malaysian presidency of the Security Council in June, a month that would also see several briefings and...

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...