Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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06-Feb-2020 00:10:47
Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General will leave New York later today to travel to Addis Ababa, where, as he told you at his press conference, he will attend the African Union Summit this coming weekend.

The Security Council this morning received a briefing from the Chairperson-in-Office for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Prime Minister Edy Rama of Albania, on the partnership between the UN and the OSCE.

The United Nations remains concerned about the continued impact of fighting in Libya on civilians.

In a video message played in Bangui, during a ceremony to mark the 1st anniversary of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation, the Secretary-General congratulated the people of the country and their Government for achieving real progress.

World food prices rose for the fourth consecutive month in January, that’s according to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price Index, which averaged 182.5 points – that’s 0.7 per cent higher than December and 11.3 per cent higher than the same month a year earlier.

Over 200 million girls and women alive today have suffered from female genital mutilation, the Secretary-General said in his message to mark the international Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.

We are happy to announce full payments to the regular budget from both the Maldives and Tuvalu. 41 Member States have now paid in full for 2020.

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