Meetings Coverage

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

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4 March 2015

Budget Committee Applauds Ground-Breaking for New Home of Criminal Tribunals’ Residual Mechanism, Also Seeks More Air Travel Accountability, Transparency

Applauding the start of construction last month of a new facility for the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in the United Republic of Tanzania, Stephen Cutts, Assistant...

4 March 2015

Economic and Social Council Elects New Members to World Food Programme Executive Board, Peacebuilding Commission’s Organizing Committee

The Economic and Social Council today filled outstanding vacancies on the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission and the Executive Board of the World Food Programme (WFP).

4 March 2015

Briefing Security Council on Festering Unrest in Libya, Top Envoy Urges ‘Libyan-Libyan’ Dialogue Anchored in Mutual Trust

Libya could not allow the political crisis and armed conflict that had gripped the country for much of the past year to fester, the United Nations’ senior official there told the Security Council...

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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4 March 2015

Wildlife Crime Deters Sustainable Development, Threatens National Security, Deputy Secretary-General Warns at High-Level General Assembly Meeting

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as delivered, to the General Assembly today during an informal meeting to commemorate World Wildlife Day, observed on 3 March:

4 March 2015

‘Sustainability Starts in Sendai,’ Secretary-General Says of Japan Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction, at Launch of Assessment Report

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the launch of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Development Sustainable: The Future of Disaster Risk...

3 March 2015

Secretary-General, Expressing Support for Security Council’s South Sudan Resolution, Urges Parties to Compromise on Power-Sharing Agreement

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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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...

27 February 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President for February

China’s presidency of the Security Council during the “very busy” month of February was guided by the principles of objectivity, impartiality, efficiency and transparency, the country’s Permanent...

3 February 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for February

Recommitment to the United Nations’ central role in international cooperation to maintain peace, along with work on a range of global situations now of concern, would be the focus of China’s February...