Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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24-Feb-2020 00:15:39
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General spoke at the opening of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, saying that he came there to launch a Call for Action.

Following his remarks at the Human Rights Council, the Secretary-General visited the World Health Organization’s crisis center, met with the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros, and also spoke to reporters.

The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, spoke at the opening of the Special Session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa, that took place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

The Secretary-General is appointing Major General Ishwar Hamal of Nepal as the Head of the Mission and Force Commander of the UN Disengagement Observer Force, otherwise known as UNDOF.

Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefed the Security Council this morning by VTC and he warned that more than 60 rockets had been fired into Israel since last night by Palestinian Islamic Jihad, while Israel has mounted attacks on Islamic Jihad forces.

In a statement on Afghanistan, the Secretary-General welcomed the announced nationwide reduction of violence in the country.

In a statement, the Secretary-General welcomed the establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan.

We say thank you to our friends in Kiribati for a full payment of the 2020 regular budget.

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