Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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27-Jul-2017 00:21:11
Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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In a statement, the Secretary-General welcomes the news that the crisis in the Old City of Jerusalem has been defused, in line with the status quo at the holy sites before 14 July. He hopes that the dialogue will continue and contribute to creating an atmosphere of trust amongst the communities. The Secretary-General will remain engaged with all stakeholders to this effect.

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller briefed the Security Council on the latest humanitarian developments in Syria by videoconference from Amman, Jordan. She was speaking on behalf of the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien.

This morning, the Security Council passed a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 January of next year.

In a statement issued yesterday evening, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, said he is deeply saddened by the news of a helicopter crash yesterday near Tabankort, in Gao region in northern Mali. The crash claimed the lives of two German peacekeepers.

Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, founder and leader of Nduma defense of Congo (NDC) has surrendered yesterday to the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected its new Bureau for 2017-2018 at its Organizational Session today.
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