Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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17-Jun-2016 00:26:58
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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In Russia this morning, the Secretary-General met with the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, and participated in a wreath-laying Ceremony at the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, before leaving St. Petersburg for Athens.

More than 15,000 people fled Fallujah on 15 and 16 June, bringing the total number of people displaced since 23 May to over 68,000, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, condemned the criminal attack that took place at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States, on 12 June. He offered his sympathy for the victims and expressed grave concern at the outpouring of hatred, homophobia and Islamophobia that followed this attack, which targeted the LGBT community.

The acting Humanitarian Coordinator for the Central African Republic, Michel Yao, joined and humanitarian partners in the country today condemned the recent upsurge in violence against the civilians in Ngaoundaye, Ouham-Pende Prefecture.

Today is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has a report on the serious exploitation of migrant children in the camps of northern France.
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