Meetings Coverage

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

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5 May 2015

Major Civil Society Groups Share Perspectives on Ways to ‘Champion Forests’ amid Contemporary Challenges to Durable Restoration, as Forum Continues

The nine major groups participating in the United Nations Forum on Forests had an essential role to play in translating international policy decisions into local activities for sustainably managing...

5 May 2015

Milestone Expected to Be Reached in Liberia’s Fight against Ebola, Senior Officials Tell Security Council

With Ebola nearly eradicated from Liberia, it was now critical to address factors that contributed to the epidemic’s spread in the country, particularly given the continued drawdown of peacekeepers,...

5 May 2015

Lessons of Second World War Must Continue to Guide United Nations Work, General Assembly Told During Meeting Marking Seventieth Anniversary

The lessons of World War II — on whose ashes the United Nations was founded — must continue to guide the Organization’s work, even as it adapted to meet the evolving challenges of the modern world,...

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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6 May 2015

‘Let Us Renew Our Will to Cooperate for Peace’, Says Secretary-General at Ceremony Marking Return of Peace Bell

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Peace Bell ceremony, in New York today:

6 May 2015

Secretary-General Condemns Killing of Peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo

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

5 May 2015

Secretary-General Dedicates ‘Tree of Peace and Unity’ to Mark End of Second World War, Establishment of United Nations

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the ceremony for the planting of the “Tree of Peace and Unity” to commemorate the end of the Second World War and the establishment of the...

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 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...

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...