Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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ENGLISH 13-Mar-2017 00:14:46
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
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The Secretary-General spoke at the opening of the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) this morning. In his remarks, he said that in a male dominated world, the empowerment of women must be a key priority.

The Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, has condemned this morning’s bomb blasts at two locations in Mogadishu that reportedly killed a number of civilians.

Approximately 69,000 people are currently recorded by the International Organization for Migration as displaced in the context of the ongoing military operation in western Mosul. This figure is being further verified and current discrepancies with the Government of Iraq’s figure are being addressed.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Secretary-General condemned the earlier terrorist bombings in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

The global statistical community has come together to create a robust global framework of indicators to keep track of our efforts to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Cabo Verde and Croatia have paid their regular budget dues in full, bringing the number of Member States that have done so to 60.
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