Meetings Coverage

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

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1 April 2015

Inclusive Wealth Creation, Not Just Growth, Vital in Post-2015 Period, Speakers Stress as Economic and Social Council Concludes Integration Session

Speakers at the Economic and Social Council drew attention today to the multidimensional nature of the challenge of generating equitable and inclusive employment opportunities as part of achieving...

31 March 2015

Economic and Social Council Tackles Challenges to Creating Decent Jobs as Solution for Climate Change, Global Income Inequality, Unemployment in Africa

In three interactive panel discussions today, the Economic and Social Council looked at how climate change challenges could be met through creating decent jobs, how dignity and prosperity could...

30 March 2015

Decent Jobs, Social Justice for All Hold Key to Sustainable Development, Speakers Tell Economic and Social Council as It Opens Integration Segment

With almost 200 million people in the 15 to 24 age group — a figure likely to double in the next three decades — Africa represented an opportunity as well as challenge, the President of Tanzania told...

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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1 April 2015

Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Environment Programme New York Office

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago as Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United...

1 April 2015

United Nations Seminar on Assistance to Palestinian People Considers Gaza’s Critical Water Crisis, Infrastructure Rehabilitation, Development

VIENNA, 1 April — The United Nations Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People this morning continued its second plenary session on prioritizing reconstruction tasks in Gaza, focusing on ways...

1 April 2015

Security Council Committee Concerning South Sudan Commences Work

On 1 April 2015, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan held its first 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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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...