Press Conference

Press Conference

1 July 2016

The Security Council would focus on Africa and peacebuilding, the Middle East, working methods and selection of the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, Koro Bessho (Japan), its President for July, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

1 June 2016

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

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 and the African Union, Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt), the 15-member organ’s President for May, said at a Headquarters press conference.

1 April 2016

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 conference today.

1 March 2016

Africa would be at the heart of the Security Council’s work in March, with the 15-member body travelling to the continent ahead of open debates on the Great Lakes region and the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution, the Permanent Representative of Angola, the 15-member body’s President for the month, said today at a Headquarters press conference.

1 February 2016

The Security Council would hold two open debates this month, one on the United Nations Charter and the other on post-conflict peacebuilding and review of the peacebuilding architecture, the 15-member body’s President for February said today at a Headquarters press conference.

4 January 2016

The protection of civilians and current tensions stemming from the situation in Syria would be among the priorities of the Security Council in January, the Permanent Representative of Uruguay, President of the 15-member body for the month, said today at a Headquarters press conference.

16 December 2015
SG/SM/17420

Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s press conference, held in New York today:

1 December 2015

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 December, the Permanent Representative of the United States, President of the 15-member body for the month, said today at a Headquarters press conference.

3 November 2015

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 his efforts would be noted for being transparent, interactive and action-oriented.

5 October 2015

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 Representative of Spain said today at a Headquarters press conference.  Among his country’s priorities for October were also the Council’s methods of work and the situation in the Middle East.

16 September 2015
SG/SM/17079

Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s press conference, held in New York today:

2 September 2015

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 and North Africa, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation said today at a Headquarters press conference.

4 August 2015

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 Nigeria, President of the body for the month, at a Headquarters press conference today.

3 August 2015
SG/SM/16987-GA/11669-ENV/DEV/1545

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

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 several briefings and mandate renewals.

2 June 2015

Debates on children and armed conflict and on peacebuilding would be the highlights of the Malaysian presidency of the Security Council in June, a month that would also see several briefings and mandate renewals.

4 May 2015

The Security Council in May would consider the growing threats faced by journalists around the world in addition to focusing on foreign terrorist fighters, small arms and a raft of ongoing situations of concern, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania, President of the body for the month, said this afternoon.

2 April 2015

Amid the crisis in Yemen, the ongoing situation in Syria and other urgent threats to peace and security, the Jordanian presidency of the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, holding three open debates and hearing top officials brief on pressing matters.

3 March 2015

In March, the French presidency of the Security Council would focus on a broad range of issues, from peace and security on the African continent to efforts to bring about a political solution to the crisis in Syria, the Permanent Representative of the country said this afternoon.