Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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30-Jan-2020 00:16:17
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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This afternoon, at 3:00 p.m., the Secretary-General will speak at a Security Council meeting on cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, otherwise known as ASEAN, and the United Nations.

Ghassan Salamé, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya, briefed Security Council members in an open meeting and he did so via VTC from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo.

The UN Refugee Agency, announced today that it is suspending its operational work at the Tripoli Gathering and Departure Facility.

With ongoing violence and rising casualties in the context of protests and ahead of further planned demonstrations, the Special Representative of the UN in Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, is urging stepped-up efforts to break the political deadlock and press ahead with substantial reforms.

A new report on the impact of conflict on children in the country describes violations committed over the last four years against children, mainly by Daesh, as well they negative impact of operations by the government of Iraq and its allies to counter armed groups.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros, has reconvened the Emergency Committee in Geneva today to determine whether the outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, is wrapping up his visit to Mali today.

Two countries – the Czech Republic and the Dominican Republic – joined the Honour Roll bringing it up to 31.

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