Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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29-Mar-2019 00:16:43
Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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the Secretary-General will depart for Tunis, where he will attend the 30th League of Arab States Summit and make an address on Sunday.

This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the ministerial meeting on peacekeeping – taking place here at Headquarters,
He said that the UN’s peacekeeping operations have helped countries from Liberia and Sierra Leone to Timor Leste and Cambodia move from conflict to peace. They protect hundreds of thousands of civilians, support political solutions to conflict and help preserve ceasefires.

In addition to the update you just got on Mozambique, we have more updates on the other countries affected by Cyclone Idai. Our humanitarian colleagues report that in Zimbabwe, about 270,000 people have been affected, with at least 181 deaths recorded, 175 people injured and 330 others missing. The death toll is expected to rise as previously cut-off areas become accessible.

On the eve of the one-year mark to the start of the “Great March of Return” demonstrations in the Gaza Strip, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Jamie McGoldrick, calls on all parties to avoid further deterioration.

In a video message to an event in Dublin, Ireland, the Secretary-General today paid tribute to Peter Sutherland, who served as Special Representative for International Migration for more than a decade.

The Secretary-General has appointed George Conway of Canada as Acting Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, or UNSOM, where he will also serve as the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator.

Three contributions to the UN’s coffers. We are delighted that the Czech Republic, France and Guyana have paid their dues in full. Thanks go to all three. The Honour Roll now has 77 members.

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