Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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14-Jan-2020 00:24:28
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is in Washington DC today as well as tomorrow for meetings with US officials.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs as well as the International Organization for Migration have teams on the ground near the erupting Taal volcano, some 70 kilometres south of Manila.

The International Organization for Migration is reporting a sudden increase in the number of migrants leaving Libya.

The Refugee Response Plan for Sudan was launched today in Khartoum.

The head of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur visited a camp for internally displaced people in El Geneina following the recent deadly intercommunal clashes.

The UN Human Rights Office today said it is deeply troubled by the number of human rights defenders killed in the country last year. The Human Rights Office’s records show that 107 activists were killed last year in Colombia, and 13 additional cases are still in the process of verification.

Luxembourg and the United Nations have announced a new agreement in support the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali.

This Saturday, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council will perform a concert to support the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in Australia in the face of the bushfires.

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