Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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14-Feb-2020 00:18:06
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Starting this weekend, the Secretary-General will be in Pakistan.

The Deputy Secretary-General will be travelling to London from the 15th to the 17th of February 2020, to meet with the UK leadership team preparing the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26), which is scheduled for late November in Glasgow.

Overnight hostilities have continued across most of Idleb and Aleppo, especially in Idleb City, Sarmin and Atareb.

The World Food Programme in Syria is continuing to provide emergency food assistance to people in the northwest, but escalating hostilities this week have caused a 24-hour break in distributions.

In the Central African Republic, fighting has broken out again yesterday, about fifteen kilometers outside of Birao, in the country’s northeast.

The UN mission reports that this morning, the village of Ogossagou, in the Mopti region, the village was attacked, claiming the lives of many villagers and leaving several wounded.

Kenya is currently experiencing its worst Desert Locust infestation in 70 years. It is also the worst that Somalia and Ethiopia have experienced in 25 years.

At the Security Council, Rosine Sori-Coulibaly, the head of the UN mission in Guinea-Bissau said that ahead of the reconfiguration of the UN presence in the country, with the Mission working towards its exit at the end of the year, we have a collective responsibility to safeguard the democratic and peacebuilding dividends.

On the 17th and 18th, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the UN will bring together close to 200 parliamentarians from over 60 countries, as well as diplomats, representatives from civil society and experts, for the IPU Annual Parliamentary Hearing in New York.

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