Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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22-Jan-2020 00:11:01
Briefing by Eri Kaneko, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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This morning, the Secretary-General briefed the General Assembly on his priorities for the year.

The Secretary-General will take part in this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The UN remains deeply concerned about the safety of over 3 million civilians in Idleb and the surrounding areas in the northwest, amid growing hostilities over the past week.

In a statement yesterday evening, the Secretary-General welcomed the announcement of the formation of a new Government in Lebanon.

The Secretary-General spoke to reporters yesterday afternoon after he briefed the Security Council in closed consultations on Libya.

Protecting civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Beni territory requires a comprehensive response, involving all components of the peacekeeping mission, the UN Country Team, as well as external partners.

On the Central African Republic, the humanitarian situation has continued to deteriorate due to conflict and recent natural disasters that have also affected the capital, Bangui.

In Geneva, the World Health Organization’s Director General, Dr Tedros, has convened an Emergency Committee to determine whether the Coronavirus outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and what recommendations should be made to manage it.

The Secretary-General has appointed Lt. Gen. Daniel Sidiki Traoré of Burkina Faso as the Force Commander of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic, or MINUSCA.

Eight more Member States have paid their regular budget dues in full – Bahrain, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Nepal and Singapore.

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