Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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07-Feb-2020 00:19:35
Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General is now on his way to Addis Ababa, where he will take part in the 33rd African Union Summit.

Vladimir Voronkov, the head of the UN Office on Counterterrorism, briefed the Security Council this morning on the threat posed by Da’esh, and said that, even following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Da’esh remains at the centre of transnational terrorist activity.

The UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) welcomed the verdict of the Bangui Court of Appeal in the trial of 32 individuals tried for violence committed in 2017 in Bangassou and other communities in the country’s southeast.

The UN Refugee Agency said today that they are boosting their response capacity in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, following a recent escalation of violence.

In South Sudan, Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict witnessed the Government’s signature of a renewed Action Plan that goes beyond the issue of child soldiers, and formalizes its commitment to end and prevent all grave violations against children.

The UN Human Rights Office today said it is very concerned about repeated attacks against indigenous peoples in Nicaragua, the lack of protection of their rights and the impunity for crimes committed against them.

The World Meteorological Organization today said the Antarctic region likely saw a new temperature record of more than 18 degrees Celsius on Thursday.

Today we would like to thank Kuwait for its full payment to the regular budget. So far, 42 Member States have paid in full for 2020.

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