Meetings Coverage

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

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1 December 2015

Stressing High Price of Inaction, Fifth Committee Speakers Urge Decision on Long-term Office Space Requirements for New York Staff

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today called for urgent action to meet the future office space requirements of thousands of United Nations staff members currently in...

30 November 2015

Sharp Increase of Deadly Attacks Overshadows Gains in Human Rights, Development, Speakers Stress during General Assembly Debate on Afghanistan

Gains made in the areas of human rights and development contrasted sharply with the volatile and deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, the General Assembly heard today from three dozen...

25 November 2015

Root Causes of Increasing Instability Must Be Addressed to Prevent Further Deterioration in Sahel, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Citing accelerating terrorist attacks, spikes in displacement and increasingly grave humanitarian challenges, the top United Nations official for the Sahel told the Security Council today that the...

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 December 2015

Condemning Deadly Bomb Attacks in Baghdad, Secretary-General Stresses that No Cause Can Justify Such Acts of Terrorism

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

1 December 2015

Secretary-General Appoints Kate Gilmore of Australia As Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Kate Gilmore of Australia as Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.  She will succeed Flavia Pansieri of Italy, to...

1 December 2015

Use 2030 Agenda as Road Map to Free World’s Enslaved People, Secretary-General Says, in Message Marking International Day for Abolition of Slavery

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, observed on 2 December:

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 December 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for December

Addressing the humanitarian situations in Syria and Yemen, as well as ongoing violence in South Sudan and the Central African Republic, would be among the top priorities of the Security Council in...

3 November 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for November

At a press conference at Headquarters today, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, whose delegation holds the presidency of the Security Council for November, said that he hoped that...

5 October 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for October

In October, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the women, peace and security agenda, to the fight against terrorism, to humanitarian crises around the world, the Permanent...