Meetings Coverage

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

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29 May 2015

Fourth Committee Sends Drafts to General Assembly on Peacekeeping, Upcoming Work Programme

The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) today approved without a vote a draft resolution on peacekeeping and a draft decision outlining its proposed work programme and timetable...

29 May 2015

Young People Must Be at Centre of Sustainable Development Agenda, Speakers Say, as General Assembly Marks Anniversary of World Programme of Action for Youth

As key drivers of change in the post-2015 era, the world’s 1.2 billion young people must be bolstered by robust national policies and innovative solutions to the challenges they faced, speakers told...

29 May 2015

Action against Threat of Foreign Terrorist Fighters Must Be Ramped Up, Security Council Urges in High-Level Meeting

The Security Council this morning welcomed what it called “extraordinary efforts” by States to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters to and from conflict zones, while urging stepped-up work on...

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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29 May 2015

Security Council Press Statement on Mali

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Raimonda Murmokaitė (Lithuania):

29 May 2015

In World Environment Day Message, Secretary-General Highlights ‘Consume with Care’ Theme, Urging All to Make Greener Choices

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Environment Day, observed on 5 June:

29 May 2015

Marking World Day, Secretary-General Calls for Control of Cheap, Illicit Tobacco

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World No Tobacco Day, observed 31 May:

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...