Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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28-Apr-1997 00:19:25
Briefing by Fred Eckhard, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General is encouraged that Laurent Kabila travelled to Kisangani over the weekend to take personal charge of the grave humanitarian situation involving Rwandan refugees in eastern Zaire.

The High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, was currently briefing the Security Council on the situation in eastern Zaire and would speak to correspondents today.

Around 50 children had been abducted from a pediatric hospital in Lwiro, near Bukavu (Zaire) according to a report received by the Spokesperson's office.

The Secretary-General would be at The Hague from 5 to 6 May, where he would attend the first Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and of Their Destruction.

Cuba intended to submit its instruments of ratification to the Chemical Weapons Convention and The Republic of Korea had also announced it would ratify sometime today.

The Iraqi Ministry of Trade announced last night the composition of the food basket for the month of May, within the context of the food-for-oil programme.

The Foreign Minister of Nigeria, who was also the Special Envoy of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for Liberia, Chief Tom Ikimi, had completed his assessment of the preparations for elections in Liberia.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was funding a new peace- building programme aimed at women, the poor, the disadvantaged and the disabled in Afghanistan.

The World Food Programme (WFP) urged the international community today to respond to the appeals for food aid to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

the Secretary-General was traveling to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend the "Americas for the 21st Century" meeting, which was an international gathering of North and Latin American leaders organized by the Carter Center. While in Atlanta, the Secretary-General would also take part in this year's Cable News Network (CNN) World Report Contributors Conference, where he would make a speech and take questions from participants.

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