Press Conference

Press Conference

3 May 2022

The Security Council’s programme for May features an open debate on the nexus between armed conflict and food insecurity, as well as a briefing on the risks and benefits of using technology in the maintenance of peace and security, its President for the month told a Headquarters press conference today.

13 April 2022
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Following is the transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), to launch the report on “Global Impact of War in Ukraine on Food, Energy and Finance Systems”, in New York today:

4 April 2022

Events in Ukraine will continue to dominate the Security Council’s agenda this month, its President for April told a Headquarters press conference today, calling the Russian Federation’s 24 February invasion a “travesty” of the United Nations Charter, with consequences rippling around the world.

1 March 2022

The Security Council is beginning a new month “at a time of immense global turbulence”, its President for March told a Headquarters press conference today, while outlining a programme of work that leaves space for additional meetings on the evolving situation in Ukraine, as needed.

11 February 2022
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Following is a transcript of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s press conference on Ethiopia, held in New York today:

1 February 2022

The Security Council will address the implementation of the Minsk agreements and explore the adverse consequences of sanctions, its President for February told a Headquarters press conference today.

21 January 2022
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Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference, held in New York today:

4 January 2022

The Security Council will address threats against women peacebuilders and explore ways to better protect civilians from conflict in urban settings, its President for January told a Headquarters press conference today.

16 December 2021
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Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference, held in New York today:

1 December 2021

The Security Council’s programme for December features an open debate on security in the context of terrorism and climate change, as well as several thematic briefings, including one by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, its President for the month told a Headquarters press conference today.

1 December 2021
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Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference with Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, following the African Union-United Nations Conference, in New York today:

1 November 2021

The Security Council’s programme for November features two open debates on the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as a third on small arms and light weapons, its President for the month told a Headquarters press conference today.

26 October 2021
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Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference to launch the Emissions Gap 2021 Report — held jointly with Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, in New York today:

1 October 2021

The Security Council will focus on women, peacebuilding and security in October, alongside briefings on small arms and the Great Lakes region, its President for the month told a Headquarters press conference today.

10 September 2021
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Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference, held in New York today:

1 September 2021

The Security Council’s programme for September features a ministerial-level open debate on peacekeeping transitions and a briefing on the maintenance of international peace and security by The Elders, a non-governmental organization of distinguished public figures that promotes human rights and peace, its President for the month told a Headquarters press conference today.

2 August 2021

The Security Council will focus on three major areas — maritime security, peacekeeping and terrorism — in August, alongside briefings on developing situations in the Middle East and other regions, its President for the month told a Headquarters press conference today.

1 July 2021

Humanitarian issues and the Middle East are priority topics on the Security Council’s programme of work for July, with the 15-member organ intent on conducting all its meetings in person for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, its President for the month told a Headquarters press conference today.

1 June 2021

The Security Council will adopt a “bold but cautious” approach to resuming in-person meetings given the improving COVID-19 situation in New York, its President for June said today at a Headquarters press conference announcing its programme of work.

3 May 2021

The Security Council will hold two open debates and more than 20 meetings, in virtual format in May, despite members’ preference for in-person gatherings amid the easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in New York, its President for the month said today at a Headquarters press conference announcing its programme of work.