Meetings Coverage

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

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5 February 2016

Urging Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in 2030 Agenda-Based Policies, Speakers Hail Historic Gains at Social Development Commission Discussion

There was now a common understanding that social policies inclusive of persons with disabilities were a “sound” investment in society and that their exclusion from decisions came with economic costs...

4 February 2016

Widening Inequality Stymies Efforts to Achieve Inclusive Progress, Speakers Tell Social Development Commission during General Debate on Bolstering Results

Despite progress, the development crisis continued to prevail, with the widening inequality between people and countries, delegates in the Commission for Social Development heard today, debating ways...

3 February 2016

Despite ‘Enormous’ Gains since Copenhagen Declaration, Inclusive Progress Must Reach Millions More, Delegates Tell Social Development Commission

While “enormous” gains had been made since the World Summit for Social Development had resulted in the Copenhagen Declaration in 1995, progress remained uneven — both within and among countries —...

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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5 February 2016

Republic of Korea to Host Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference in Gyeongju, 30 May—1 June

The United Nations Department of Public Information is pleased to announce that the Republic of Korea has confirmed its desire to host the sixty-sixth Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-...

5 February 2016

We Must Not Fail Millions Seeking Better Lives, Deputy Secretary-General Tells General Assembly Meeting on Sustainable Development Agenda

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at an informal meeting of the General Assembly on the coherent, efficient and inclusive follow-up of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

4 February 2016

Activities of Secretary-General in Ethiopia, 28-31 January

On Thursday evening, 28 January, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by Madam Ban Soon-taek, flew from New York to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the twenty-sixth Africa Union...

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 February 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for February

The Security Council would hold two open debates this month, one on the United Nations Charter and the other on post-conflict peacebuilding and review of the peacebuilding architecture, the 15-member...

4 January 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for January

The protection of civilians and current tensions stemming from the situation in Syria would be among the priorities of the Security Council in January, the Permanent Representative of Uruguay,...

16 December 2015

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: