Virtual Noon Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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29-Jun-2020 00:19:09
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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On 30 June, the UN will launch a new initiative to help stop the spread of COVID-19 misinformation online. The campaign, named Pause, asks internet users to take time to think about what they share before posting it online.

The Secretary-General is convening a series of roundtables focused on Financing for Development. The first roundtable will be this Wednesday - with renowned women economists, policy leaders and academics.

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today. He is expected to have meetings with officials from the Government of Yemen and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This morning, the Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, briefed members of the Security Council on humanitarian efforts in Syria.

In a video message we issued over the weekend for the “Global Goal: Unite For Our Future” campaign, the Secretary-General said that the COVID-19 pandemic is the quintessential global challenge, affecting every person, every economy and every corner of the globe.

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) are assisting host communities in the South of Lebanon with donations of personal protective equipment and swab testing machines to carry out these tests.

On our efforts to address the virus in Timor-Leste, the 24 people who had been confirmed positive have now fully recovered.

The World Food Programme (WFP) said today that, as the impact of the pandemic pushes millions more people into food insecurity in low- and middle-income countries, the agency is undertaking the biggest humanitarian response in its history.

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