Meetings Coverage

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

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28 August 2015

In Briefings to Security Council on Guinea-Bissau, Senior Officials Assess Political Setbacks, Submit Elements for Maintaining Stability

With Guinea-Bissau facing political turbulence barely a year after the re-establishment of constitutional order, the top United Nations official there expressed hope today that political leaders...

27 August 2015

Amid Ongoing Devastation, Syria’s Warring Parties Must Allow Humanitarian Access to All ‘Wherever They May Be Located’, Top Aid Official Tells Security Council

The more than four-year-long conflict in Syria was characterized by a “callous disregard for human life” that “seemingly knows no bounds”, the top United Nations humanitarian official told the...

26 August 2015

Difficult to Overcome Political Polarization in Libya or Eliminate Terrorism Unless Libyans Come Together under Single Banner, Security Council Told

With the political dialogue process in Libya nearing its last stages, “time is running out” for leaders on all sides and at all levels to make the “final push”, the head of the United Nations Mission...

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 August 2015

Amid Growing Use of Enforced Disappearances by Non-State Actors, Secretary-General Urges Prompt Action in Message on International Day Commemorating Victims

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, observed on 30 August:

28 August 2015

Secretary-General Urges Burundians to Settle Differences, Resume Dialogue, ‘Recapture’ Spirit of Arusha Peace, Reconciliation Agreement

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

Press Conferences

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

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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:

2 July 2015

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for July

Debates on the Middle East and security challenges in small island developing States would be the highlights of the New Zealand presidency of the Security Council in July, a month that would also see...