Meetings Coverage

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

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18 December 2014

Security Council Extends Judges’ Terms at International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda until 31 December 2015

In two separate resolutions this afternoon, the Security Council decided to extend the term of office of judges of the International Tribunals handling serious crimes committed in the former...

18 December 2014

Adopting 68 Texts Recommended by Third Committee, General Assembly Sends Strong Message towards Ending Impunity, Renewing Efforts to Protect Human Rights

Sending a strong message to end impunity and to renew efforts to promote and protect human rights, especially for vulnerable groups, the General Assembly adopted 61 resolutions and seven decisions...

18 December 2014

Presidential Election in Afghanistan Hailed as Historic Step in Security Council Briefings, Debate, but Speakers Agree Violence, Drug Trade Imperilling Progress

Fresh from its first peaceful transfer of power from one elected leader to another, Afghanistan had made “significant” progress on its path towards a stable future, the United Nations top official in...

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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18 December 2014

Activities of Secretary-General in Chicago, 7-8 December

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, together with Madam Ban Soon-taek, arrived in Chicago on the afternoon of Sunday, 7 December.

18 December 2014

Activities of Secretary-General in Peru, 9-12 December

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, together with Madam Ban Soon-taek, arrived in Lima, from Chicago, shortly after midnight on Tuesday, 9 December.

18 December 2014

Challenges in Sahelo-Sahara Region ‘Respect No Borders, and Neither Should Our Solutions’, Secretary-General Tells Leaders at Nouakchott Process Meeting

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to the first summit of Heads of State and Government participating in the “Nouakchott Process”, delivered by Mohamed ibn Chambas, Special...

Press Conferences

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

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17 December 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:

2 December 2014

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for December

Terrorism and cross-border crime in Africa would be a major focus at the Security Council in December as the body continued to closely watch a range of crises worldwide, the Permanent Representative...

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...