Meetings Coverage

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

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30 January 2015

Concluding First Week of 2015 Session, Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations Recommends Status for 11 Entities, Defers Action on 59 Others

Wrapping up the first week of its 2015 regular session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 11 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social...

30 January 2015

In Security Council Debate on Civilian Protection, Speakers Voice Deep Concern over Alarming Reports of Violence against Women, Mass Displacement

Chilling accounts of stonings, enslavement, rape and forced suicide bombings were among the current horrific targeted affects armed conflict had on women and girls, the Security Council was told,...

30 January 2015

Calling 2015 ‘Historic’ Opportunity to Advance Sustainable Development Goals, Economic and Social Council Holds Dialogue, Sharing Diverse Strategies

Stressing that 2015 provided a “historic” opportunity to advance the sustainable development agenda, United Nations and Government officials shed light today on strategies to make the Organization’s...

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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30 January 2015

In Video Message, Secretary-General Tells Committee on Teaching about Organization ‘I Count on You’ to Engage Young People, Promote Global Citizenship

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message for the sixteenth conference of the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTUAN): “The United Nations at 70: Making...

30 January 2015

Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf to Hold Thirty-Seventh Session at Headquarters, 2 February to 20 March 2015

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its thirty-seventh session from 2 February to 20 March 2015. The two plenary parts of the session will be held from 9 to 13 February...

30 January 2015

Condemning Bombing of Shia Mosque, Secretary-General Urges Pakistan Authorities to Redouble Efforts Protecting Religious, Ethnic Minorities

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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5 January 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for January

Building strong foundations intertwining development and security underpinned a range of issues on the Security Council’s schedule for January, the Permanent Representative of Chile, whose delegation...

17 December 2014

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 December 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for December

Terrorism and cross-border crime in Africa would be a major focus at the Security Council in December as the body continued to closely watch a range of crises worldwide, the Permanent Representative...