Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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18-Jun-2018 00:21:33
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

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As a matter of principle, the Secretary-General believes that refugees and migrants should always be treated with respect and dignity, and in accordance with existing international law.

The Secretary-General is in Helsinki today, where he attended the second meeting of his High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation. He then took part in the Kultaranta talks, an annual debate on foreign and security policy. He also met with President Sauli Niinisto of Finland.

Over the weekend, the Secretary-General welcomed the Afghan Government’s announcement of the extension of the unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban, and urged the Taliban to heed the call for peace from the Afghan people and also extend the ceasefire.

In a tweet, the Secretary-General warmly commended Prime Ministers Tsipras and Zaev for their role in the historic Agreement signed on the shores of Lake Prespa, bordering Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, the Chef de Cabinet, today delivered a message on the Secretary-General’s behalf to the Third Review Conference on the Programme of Action on Small Arms, telling the delegates that every year, over half a million people are killed violently around the world, mostly through small arms fire.

The Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, will brief the Security Council by video teleconference this afternoon to present elements that he has been discussing with his interlocutors in the past months, which, we hope, would allow for a resumption of the negotiations.

The second UN Chiefs of Police Summit will take place on 20-21 June at UN Headquarters in New York. It will bring together Ministers, Chiefs of Police, Gendarmerie and police representatives from up to 193 countries who will chart a vision for UN Police and elicit commitments to strengthen its ability to effectively prevent and address security threats before they transcend borders.

In Geneva, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, gave his last global update to the Human Rights Council in a regular session this morning.

UNICEF has received the EDGE Certification, becoming the first United Nations agency to earn the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality.
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