Briefing by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

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12-Jun-2015 00:51:24
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

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Starting off with a statement about the handover of the report of the Panel that was working on looking into the circumstances related to the death of Dag Hammarskjöld.

The Secretary-General, meanwhile, is in Uzbekistan, where he met today with President Islam Karimov.

While in Uzbekistan, the Secretary-General also visited Bukhara, a UNESCO [United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization] World Heritage Site, which is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia.

Just as a reminder to all of you that the Consultations are the start of a process. They are the first consultations to involve the different sides of the Yemeni conflict since hostilities resumed.

Meanwhile, the Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, yesterday strongly condemned the reported killing of 20 Druze villagers by Al-Nusra Front members in north-western Syria.

From Ukraine, our colleagues at UNICEF [United Nations Children’s Fund] report that at least 68 children are reported to have been killed and 180 injured since March last year as a result of conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Our colleagues in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs inform us that, three years since outbreaks of intercommunal violence in Rakhine State, more than 416,000 people continue to need humanitarian assistance.

The High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, expressed concern that renewed armed clashes in Colombia could derail the peace process under way and create further risks for the population.

Still from UNHCR [Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees], they are saying today that they are concerned about increasing risks facing refugees and migrants in the Western Balkans.

Tomorrow is the World’s first-ever day for Albinism Awareness.

And our colleagues at [the Food and Agriculture Organization] have announced today that Queen Letizia of Spain has been named Special Ambassador for Nutrition of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in a ceremony in Rome today.
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