Meetings Coverage

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

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20 October 2014

Rejecting Calls for ‘Wholesale’ Approaches to Disarmament, United States Speaker Tells First Committee Achievable Results Will Not Be Realized Overnight

Unrealistic calls for disarmament distracted from — and ignored — more achievable and sober efforts, a speaker told the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) today, urging members...

20 October 2014

Donor States Should Support Efforts by Developing Countries to Eradicate Poverty, Delegates Say as Second Committee Discusses Secretary-General’s Report

As the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) met to consider poverty eradication today, the representative of Benin, on behalf of the Group of Least Developed Countries, told delegates that the...

20 October 2014

Examining Reports on Pattern of Conferences, Budget Committee Voices Concern over Conference Service Costs, Delays in Issuing Documents

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today approved the United Nations priorities for biennium 2016-2017 and began its examination of conference services, including the late issuance of...

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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20 October 2014

Secretary-General Thanks Latvia for ‘Hope’ Tapestry, ‘the Uplifting Message the World Needs’ Now

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the unveiling of a re-installed gift from Latvia to the United Nations, at Headquarters, 20 October:

20 October 2014

Secretary-General, in Message to Bolivarian Alliance, Urges International Solidarity in Fight against Ebola

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the Ebola epidemic to the Summit of Heads of State of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA), delivered by David...

20 October 2014

Secretary-General, at European Science Event, Welcomes Greater Policy Engagement by Researchers

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Economic and Social Council special event entitled “CERN [European Organization for Nuclear Research]: Sixty Years of Science for Peace...

Press Conferences

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Transcripts and summaries of press conferences by United Nations officials and Member State delegations.

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2 October 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for October

Setting out the range of situations to be addressed by the Security Council in October, the Permanent Representative of Argentina, whose delegation holds that body’s presidency for the month, this...

16 September 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:

3 September 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September

Setting out a Security Council work programme that covers a range of global crises, Ambassador Samantha Power of the United States, the body’s President for September, this afternoon stressed the...