Meetings Coverage

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

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28 June 2016

Stronger Aid Responses, Business Incentives, Localized Programmes, Key to Reducing Vulnerability among Displaced Populations, Economic and Social Council Told

Effectively reaching the world’s most vulnerable populations required breaking down silos within international organizations and shaping new ways of bettering the lives of millions, speakers said as...

27 June 2016

Amid Unprecedented Displacement, Ending Silos, Funding Shortages Key to Reducing Suffering of Millions, Speakers Tell Economic and Social Council

With 130 million people around the world requiring aid and an unprecedented 65 million displaced, the United Nations must work more effectively and cohesively with a range of partners to alleviate...

24 June 2016

Development Goals Unattainable without Sustaining Peace, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council, Peacebuilding Commission

Peace, security, development and human rights were inextricably linked, and building peaceful, inclusive societies required closer collaboration and less fragmentation among all stakeholders,...

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 June 2016

Secretary-General Voices Concern over Re-emerging Nationalism, Xenophobia, Isolationism, in Message for European Security Review Conference

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, to the annual Security Review Conference of the...

28 June 2016

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Suicide Bombings by Terrorists in Lebanon

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

28 June 2016

London Summit Shows Climate Action Momentum as ‘Driver of Business Success and Economic Growth’, Says Secretary-General in Video Message

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message for the Business and Climate Summit, in London today:

Press Conferences

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

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1 June 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for June

Peacekeeping reform would be among the top priorities of the Security Council’s work in June, François Delattre (France), its President for that month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

2 May 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Programme of Work for May

The Security Council would hold two open debates this month, the first on the issue of counter-terrorism and the other concerning cooperation on peace and security matters between the United Nations...

1 April 2016

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for April

The situations in Syria, Yemen and the broader Middle East would be among the Security Council’s priorities in April, Liu Jieyi (China), its President for the month, said at a Headquarters press...