Meetings Coverage

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

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9 October 2015

Petitioners Raise Issues of Displacement, Marginalization, Ills of Nuclear Testing, as Fourth Committee Continues Decolonization Debates

A far-reaching debate on the best interests of Non-Self Governing Territories fostered contentious exchanges and strong opinions from a broad array of representatives and petitioners this afternoon,...

9 October 2015

Budget Committee Examines United Nations Programme Planning, Retains General Assembly Voting Rights for Five Countries in Arrears

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today began examining the United Nations’ programme planning, a critical process in the Organization’s regular budget formulation, while approving a...

9 October 2015

Speakers in First Committee Say ‘Trust Deficit’ Must Be Upended to Hasten Pace of Nuclear Disarmament, Break Cycle of Intense Frustration

Despite some gains, the world had been locked in a “cycle of intense frustration” over the lack of progress on nuclear disarmament, as the “flawed step-by-step approach” was not enough to achieve the...

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 October 2015

Secretary-General, in Message for Day against Death Penalty, Stresses That It Deters neither Drug Crimes nor Abuse

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the World Day against the Death Penalty, observed on 10 October:

9 October 2015

Security Council Press Statement on Libya

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Román Oyarzun Marchesi (Spain):

9 October 2015

Appealing for Bold Leadership in Bolstering Climate Financing for Low-Carbon Future, Secretary-General Tells Ministerial Meeting ‘Stakes Are High’

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Climate Finance Ministerial Lunch at the World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual meetings, in Lima 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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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:

2 September 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September

In September, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the political climate in Lebanon to the broad settlement of conflicts in the Middle East...