Meetings Coverage

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

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27 April 2015

Recalling Nuclear-Non-Proliferation Treaty’s ‘Grand Bargain’, Secretary-General Urges Leaders at Review Conference to ‘Abandon Short-Sighted Posturing’

Describing a nuclear-weapon-free world as a “critical global public good”, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to work towards ensuring that the Nuclear Non...

27 April 2015

As Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Begins Second Week, Speakers Call for Improved Access to Basic Services, Greater Protection of Rights

Indigenous peoples lived in situations of extreme social and economic disadvantage, speakers in the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said today, pressing Governments to improve their access to...

27 April 2015

Department Providing Critical Communications Support for United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda, Under-Secretary-General Tells Committee on Information

During a “once-in-a-generation” year which would see the adoption of the new post-2015 development agenda, the United Nations Department of Public Information had a critical role to play in...

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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28 April 2015

Protecting Environment Is ‘an Urgent Moral Imperative’, Sacred Duty for All People of Faith, Secretary-General Tells Vatican Workshop on Climate Change

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the workshop on the moral dimensions of climate change and sustainable development, “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity”, in the Vatican...

28 April 2015

New Ideas Vital to Shoring Up Non-Proliferation Treaty, Confronting Obstacles, Secretary-General Says in Symposium Message

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, to the symposium entitled “The Non-Proliferation Treaty, Nuclear...

28 April 2015

Condemning Pre-Election Violence in Burundi, Secretary-General Calls on Authorities to Uphold Human Rights of All Citizens

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

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 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...

27 February 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President for February

China’s presidency of the Security Council during the “very busy” month of February was guided by the principles of objectivity, impartiality, efficiency and transparency, the country’s Permanent...