Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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06-Mar-2020 00:08:06
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the Women’s Day Observance in the General Assembly Hall.

This afternoon, the Secretary-General will speak at a COP26 briefing and will stress the importance of this year’s Climate Conference.

This morning, the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, departed to Papua New Guinea to launch the Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women and girls, and commemorate International Women’s Day, as well as highlight the importance of empowering women and youth as part of efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

In a statement, the Secretary-General strongly condemned the attack today in Kabul at a commemoration of the life of Afghan leader Abdul Ali Mazari.

We have been asked a number of times about the situation on the border between Turkey and Greece, and I can tell you that the Secretary-General calls for calm and easing of tensions on Turkey’s border with the European Union.

Yesterday afternoon, we issued a note to correspondents in which we said that the Secretary-General took note that Russia and Turkey had reached an agreement at the highest level for a ceasefire to go into effect in the Idlib de-escalation area as of midnight.

Turning to Guyana, we are following with concern the latest developments there, particularly the allegations that the tabulation of votes from one of the regions, namely Region 4, was not done according to proper legal procedures.

On COVID-19, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), told reporters in Geneva that the number of confirmed cases is now on the verge of reaching 100,000.

On Yemen, our human rights colleagues today expressed their concern over 35 Yemeni parliamentarians having been sentenced to death on charges of treason in absentia and by a court in Houthi-held Sana’a.

On Myanmar, our humanitarian colleagues continue to be deeply concerned by reports of dozens of civilians being killed and injured in stepped up clashes between the Myanmar Armed Forces and the Arakan Army in recent weeks in Rakhine and Chin states.

The number of Member States which have paid their regular budget dues in full has reached 65, with the addition of Italy today.

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