Meetings Coverage

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

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9 February 2016

ISIL Still Threatens International Peace, Under-Secretary-General Tells Security Council, Calling for ‘Unity and Action’ to Combat Extremist Group

Despite recent territorial losses inflicted upon Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the international community urgently needed “unity and action” to combat the continuing threat posed by...

9 February 2016

Security Council, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2264 (2016), Raises Number of Corrections Officers in Central African Republic Peacekeeping Operation

The Security Council decided today to maintain the current personnel ceiling of more than 12,800 in the military and police components of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central...

8 February 2016

Ending Poverty by 2030 Depends on Social Development Commission’s Policy Guidance, Secretary-General Says as Body’s General Debate Continues

Economies must be put at the service of people, through effective integrated social policies, the United Nations Secretary-General told the Commission for Social Development today, stressing that, in...

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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9 February 2016

Secretary-General Welcomes Proposal by Aviation Industry of First-Ever Binding Standards Aimed at Limiting Carbon Emissions

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

9 February 2016

Secretary-General Saddened by Death of Former Prime Minister of Nepal

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

9 February 2016

Secretary-General, Launching Report at World Humanitarian Summit, Stresses Need to Move from Managing Crises to Preventing Them

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s opening remarks at the launch of the report for the World Humanitarian Summit, “One Humanity:  Shared Responsibility”, in New York 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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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: