Meetings Coverage

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

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30 November 2015

Sharp Increase of Deadly Attacks Overshadows Gains in Human Rights, Development, Speakers Stress during General Assembly Debate on Afghanistan

Gains made in the areas of human rights and development contrasted sharply with the volatile and deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, the General Assembly heard today from three dozen...

25 November 2015

Root Causes of Increasing Instability Must Be Addressed to Prevent Further Deterioration in Sahel, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Citing accelerating terrorist attacks, spikes in displacement and increasingly grave humanitarian challenges, the top United Nations official for the Sahel told the Security Council today that the...

25 November 2015

Security Council Presidential Statement Expresses Outrage that Civilians Continue to Account for Vast Majority of Casualties in Armed Conflict Situations

The Security Council today expressed its intention to continue addressing the protection of civilians, both in country-specific considerations and as a thematic agenda item, outraged that they...

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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1 December 2015

Chance to Stop Irreversible Climate Impacts ‘Is Right Here, Right Now’, Secretary-General Tells High-Level Meeting on Africa at Paris Summit

Following are UN Secretary General’s remarks as prepared for delivery at the twenty-first Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) high-level...

30 November 2015

Security Council Press Statement on Democratic Republic of Congo

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Matthew Rycroft (United Kingdom):

30 November 2015

Saddened by Death of Force Commander for Central African Republic Mission, Secretary-General Praises General’s Commitment to Peacekeeping

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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3 November 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for November

At a press conference at Headquarters today, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, whose delegation holds the presidency of the Security Council for November, said that he hoped that...

5 October 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for October

In October, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the women, peace and security agenda, to the fight against terrorism, to humanitarian crises around the world, the Permanent...

16 September 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: