Meetings Coverage

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

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30 July 2015

Issues Facing Small Island Developing States ‘Global Challenges’ Demanding Collective Responsibility, Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Transnational crime, illicit exploitation of resources, climate change, natural disasters and other factors that threatened small island developing States must be addressed globally and in the...

30 July 2015

Speakers Call for Concerted Action to Crush Multibillion-Dollar Illicit Wildlife Trade as General Assembly Adopts Sweeping Text

Addressing a range of issues, the General Assembly today adopted a decision on the world body’s review of the implementation of outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, filled a...

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...

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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30 July 2015

Security Council 2140 Committee Revises Its Guidelines for Conduct of Work

On 29 July 2015, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) adopted revised Guidelines for the Conduct of its Work.  These latest Guidelines reflect Security...

30 July 2015

Addressing the Security Council’s Open Debate on Small Island Developing States, Secretary-General Urges Global Push to Combat Crime, Climate Change Threats

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Security Council open debate on “peace and security challenges facing small island developing States”, in New York today:

30 July 2015

Secretary-General, in Message to Global Hackathon, Calls Innovators’ Voices, Talents ‘Crucial’ for Realizing New Development Vision

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message for the Global Hackathon, in Seoul 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...