Virtual Noon Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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06-May-2020 00:18:22
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Today, we released the Secretary-General’s new Policy Brief on COVID-19 and persons with disabilities.

This morning, in an open meeting, the Security Council heard a briefing by video conference by the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Valentin Inzko.

Tomorrow morning, Mark Lowcock, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, will virtually launch the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization on Migration (IOM) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released a joint statement today on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today released new analysis that shows how measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus are exposing victims of human trafficking to further exploitation and limiting their access to essential services.

The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today released a new publication aimed at helping countries to address the aviation safety risks arising due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Ecuador, the UN and our partners have launched a $46.4 million plan to support the Government in responding to the virus. Nearly 32,000 cases have been confirmed, with more than 1,500 deaths.

In Ecuador and in Brazil, we are working with national and local authorities to curb the spread of the virus among indigenous peoples.

Our UN colleagues covering Barbados and countries in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States will launch a $29.7 million appeal this afternoon to combat the staggering impacts of the virus in ten countries and territories.

In the Central African Republic, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Denise Brown, has allocated $12 million from the Humanitarian Fund to support emergency response under the Humanitarian Plan, including $3 million to cover COVID-19 projects.

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) today called for $59 million to urgently protect the health and safety of women and girls in Yemen, where a woman dies every two hours giving birth.

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