Meetings Coverage

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

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2 September 2015

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2237 (2015), Security Council Renews Arms Embargo on Non-State Actors in Liberia, Terminates Other Sanctions

The Security Council today renewed an arms embargo on non-State actors in Liberia for nine months while terminating other sanctions on the country, including a travel ban and asset freeze on those...

1 September 2015

Setting Stage for Upcoming Session, General Assembly Transmits Text on Ambitious Post-2015 Development Agenda

In a historic move today, the General Assembly adopted a resolution transmitting to its seventieth session a sweeping post-2015 development agenda aimed at eliminating poverty and hunger, protecting...

31 August 2015

Security Council Members, Wrapping Up Work for August, Commend Meetings on Ebola, Regional Organizations, Syria, Security Sector Reform

The Security Council in the past month was strengthened by discussion of root causes of conflict, humanitarian concerns and other issues not previously on the schedule, the Permanent Representative...

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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3 September 2015

“My Planet from Space: Beauty and Fragility” Exhibition Closing Event at United Nations

The closing event for a multimedia exhibition entitled “My Planet from Space:  Beauty and Fragility” organized by the European Space Agency in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Outer...

3 September 2015

Noting Guatemalan President’s Decision to Resign, Secretary-General Calls for Orderly Transition, Peaceful Elections

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

3 September 2015

United Nations Security Council Terminates Travel Ban, Assets Freeze with Respect to Liberia Sanctions Regime

On 2 September 2015, by its resolution 2237 (2015), the Security Council terminated the travel and financial measures contained in paragraph 4 of resolution 1521 (2003) and paragraph 1 of resolution...

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 September 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September

In September, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the political climate in Lebanon to the broad settlement of conflicts in the Middle East...

4 August 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for August

Ebola, security sector reform, and the role of regional organizations in addressing global challenges would be top priorities of the Security Council in August, said the Permanent Representative of...

3 August 2015

Secretary-General’s Remarks at Press Conference on Outcome Document of Post-2015 Development Agenda

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the press conference on the outcome document of the post-2015 development agenda, in New York today: