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Meetings Coverage

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

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30 September 2016

Preventing Sexual Abuse, Protecting Civilians Key to Making United Nations More Accountable, Effective, Budget Committee Hears

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today explored ways to make the United Nations more accountable, transparent and effective through better oversight, with delegates stressing the...

30 September 2016

Economic and Social Council Adopts Decision Recommending General Assembly Enlarge United Nations Refugee Agency Executive Committee Membership

The Economic and Social Council today adopted a decision (document E/2017/L.4), by which it recommended that the General Assembly decide on enlarging the membership of the Executive Committee of the...

30 September 2016

Approving Work Programme, First Committee Will Focus on Disarmament Machinery, Nuclear Non-proliferation, International Security, Outer Space

The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) met today for a brief organizational meeting to adopt its agenda and work programme for the seventy-first session of the General Assembly.

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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30 September 2016

Danny Danon (Israel) Chair of Sixth Committee

Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, was elected Chair of the Sixth Committee (Legal) on 13 June 2016 (see Press Release GA/11791).

30 September 2016

Inga Rhonda King (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) Chair of Fifth Committee

Inga Rhonda King, Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, was elected Chair of the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) on 29 September 2016 (see Press Release GA/AB/...

30 September 2016

Vladimir Drobnjak (Croatia) Chair of Fourth Committee

Vladimir Drobnjak, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations, was elected Chair of the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) on 13 June 2016 (see Press Release GA/...

Press Conferences

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

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14 September 2016

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:

1 September 2016

Press Conference by President of Security Council on Work Programme for September

The Security Council would hold a high-level briefing on the situation in Syria on 21 September, coinciding with the general debate of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, Gerard van...

1 August 2016

Press Conference by President of Security Council on Work Programme for August

The Security Council would focus on Africa, the Middle East and a number of thematic issues, said Ramlan Bin Ibrahim (Malaysia), its President for the month of August, at a Headquarters press...