Meetings Coverage

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

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28 July 2015

Adopting Resolution 2232 (2015), Security Council Authorizes Ongoing African Union Deployment in Somalia, Extends Mandate for United Nations Assistance Mission

The Security Council today decided to authorize the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 30 May 2016, agreeing with the...

28 July 2015

Security Council Presidential Statement Condemns Boko Haram Attacks, Supports Joint Strategy to Combat Terrorist Group’s Threats

Reiterating its strong condemnation of terrorist attacks, human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin region, the Security Council today...

27 July 2015

Secretary-General Hails Launch of ‘New Era’ for Global Partnership as General Assembly Endorses Framework for Development Financing

The General Assembly today adopted a resolution endorsing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, a “new global framework” that many said...

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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28 July 2015

In Message to World Federation of Deaf, Secretary-General Calls Recognition of Disability ‘Fundamental’ to New Sustainable Development Agenda

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the XVII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, held in Istanbul, Turkey, 28 July:

28 July 2015

In Video Message to Special Meeting of Counter-Terrorism Committee, Secretary-General Announces Plans to Prevent Violent Extremism, Address States’ Needs

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the Special Meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee with Member States and international and regional organizations on...

28 July 2015

In Message to Kubuqi International Desert Forum, Secretary-General Underscores Opportunity to Share Experiences in Promoting Sustainable Land Management

Following is Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to the Kubuqui International Desert Forum, held in Ordos City, China, on 28 July:

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 July 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for July

Debates on the Middle East and security challenges in small island developing States would be the highlights of the New Zealand presidency of the Security Council in July, a month that would also see...

2 June 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for June

Debates on children and armed conflict and on peacebuilding would be the highlights of the Malaysian presidency of the Security Council in June, a month that would also see several briefings and...

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...