Virtual Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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24-Jun-2020 00:19:47
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Security Council this morning held an open video conference on the Middle East.

The UN continues to reach millions of women, children and men in urgent need of humanitarian assistance through cross-border operations run out of Turkey.

The joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur says that, for the past few days, clashes have led to killings, rapes and the displacement of thousands of people.

In a statement issued yesterday afternoon, the Secretary-General strongly condemned Monday’s attacks against a convoy of the peacekeeping Mission in North Kivu’s Beni territory, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

As part of the support the UN is bringing to COVID-19, the UN mission has provided hygiene equipment, hand sanitizers and infrared thermometers to the country’s Armed Forces.

The Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs today released a policy note on the Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire which examines the various challenges and opportunities presented by the call as well as recommendations for the future as the pandemic continues.

A new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows that ongoing efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions are expected to spur further investments in green energy production.

The Secretary-General today appointed Diene Keita of Guinea as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the UNFPA’s Deputy Executive Director for Programme.

Friday marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of these United Nations.

Gabon has paid its budget dues in full bringing the total number to 100 Member States.

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