Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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05-Feb-2020 00:12:44
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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This afternoon at 4 p.m. the Secretary-General will meet with members of civil society and philanthropic organizations who will hand over a call to urge governments and corporations to take bold actions to safeguard the ocean at the next UN Ocean Conference that takes place in Lisbon from 2-6 June.

Izumi Nakamitsu, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, briefed the Security Council in its open debate today on small arms and light weapons, and she said that the destabilizing accumulation, illicit transfer and misuse of small arms and light weapons continue to initiate, sustain and exacerbate armed conflict and pervasive crime.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs today said the humanitarian conditions continue to deteriorate in the northwest as airstrikes and shelling continue to be reported.

Despite political efforts and commitments, civilians continue to suffer the brunt of the fighting in and around Tripoli.

In a press conference in Bangui in the capital of the Central African Republic, the Government and the UN Peacekeeping Mission have reaffirmed their commitment to the implementation of the Peace agreement, that was signed on February 6th 2019, exactly a year ago tomorrow.

The World Health Organization today launched its Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, to support countries to prevent, detect and diagnose the transmission of the virus.

The UN Refugee Agency said today that only 4.5 per cent of the global resettlement needs were met last year.

Selwin Hart of Barbados was appointed as the Special Adviser and Assistant Secretary-General of the Climate Action Team, and Mahmoud Mohieldin of Egypt as the Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda.

On Monday, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, and the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Director of Emergencies, Dominique Burgeon, will be here to brief you on the impact of the locust upsurge in the Greater Horn of Africa and elsewhere, and how the UN is responding to support impacted governments.

Slovakia, Bhutan, Morocco and Samoa have paid its budget dues in full.

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