Meetings Coverage

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

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1 September 2015

Setting Stage for Upcoming Session, General Assembly Transmits Text on Ambitious Post-2015 Development Agenda

In a historic move today, the General Assembly adopted a resolution transmitting to its seventieth session a sweeping post-2015 development agenda aimed at eliminating poverty and hunger, protecting...

31 August 2015

Security Council Members, Wrapping Up Work for August, Commend Meetings on Ebola, Regional Organizations, Syria, Security Sector Reform

The Security Council in the past month was strengthened by discussion of root causes of conflict, humanitarian concerns and other issues not previously on the schedule, the Permanent Representative...

28 August 2015

Security Council, in Statement, Welcomes Peace Accord Signing by South Sudan’s President, Affirming Readiness to Ensure Full Compliance

Welcoming the 26 August signature by South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on the agreement to resolve the conflict in that country, as well as earlier signatures by other parties, the Security Council...

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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2 September 2015

Deputy Secretary-General, at Second World War Plaque Dedication, Honours Victims, Urges Pledge to Ensure Peace, Justice, Social Progress for Future Generations

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the ceremony dedicating a commemorative plaque at the Tree of Peace and Unity, in New York today:

1 September 2015

Secretary-General, Addressing General Assembly, Applauds ‘Agenda 2030’ as Mark of Global Commitment at Dawn of New Era for Sustainable Development

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the General Assembly plenary meeting to adopt a draft resolution to transmit the Agenda 2030 outcome document, in New York today:

1 September 2015

Secretary-General, at Meeting with Parliamentarians on Sendai Framework, Applauds Their Role in Paving Way for Sustainable, Inclusive Development

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Thomas Gass, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, to the breakfast meeting with...

Press Conferences

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Transcripts and summaries of press conferences by United Nations officials and Member State delegations.

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4 August 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for August

Ebola, security sector reform, and the role of regional organizations in addressing global challenges would be top priorities of the Security Council in August, said the Permanent Representative of...

3 August 2015

Secretary-General’s Remarks at Press Conference on Outcome Document of Post-2015 Development Agenda

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the press conference on the outcome document of the post-2015 development agenda, in New York today:

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...