Meetings Coverage

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

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21 November 2014

In Presidential Statement, Security Council Hails Successes of Scaled-up Ebola Response, Calls for Stronger Coordination to Identify Gaps, Trace Contacts

While reiterating grave concern about the unprecedented extent of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, the Security Council today noted the international community’s “considerable” efforts to scale up its...

21 November 2014

Heatedly Debating Girls' Rights, Third Committee Sends 10 Drafts, Including New Text on Children, to General Assembly

Politicization of children’s rights should be avoided and national sovereignty and values should be respected, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) heard today as it approved 10...

21 November 2014

Considering Security Council’s Annual Report, General Assembly Calls for Continued Reforms, Greater Transparency in Working Methods of 15-Nation Body

As the General Assembly considered the annual report of the Security Council on its work supporting the peaceful resolution of conflicts, delegations, while acknowledging the progress made by the 15-...

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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21 November 2014

Secretary-General, in Message on International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, Urges Everyone ‘Stand Up to Abusive Behaviour’ Everywhere

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to be observed on 25 November:

21 November 2014

Secretary-General Appoints Major General Birhanu Jula Gelalcha of Ethiopia Force Commander of United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Major General Birhanu Jula Gelalcha of Ethiopia as Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for...

21 November 2014

In Remarks to Parliamentarians, Secretary-General Says Middle East Peace Attainable If Parties Demonstrate Political Will

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Jens Toyberg-Frandzen, Assistant Secretary-General ad interim for Political Affairs, to the United Nations International Meeting...

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 November 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for November

The situation in Syria, policing in peacekeeping operations and addressing the new face of terrorism were among the Security Council’s top priorities in November, Gary Quinlan of Australia, Council...

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: