Daily Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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21-Sep-2020 00:12:55
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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At the ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the UN, the Secretary-General – there in person - highlighted some of the Organization’s accomplishments. Never in modern history have we gone so many years without a military confrontation between the major powers, he said.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and their partners today launched the FOCUS-Africa – an $8.2 million initiative funded by the European Commission to increase resilience and adaptation in Southern Africa over the next four years.

In Malawi, our UN team, led by Resident Coordinator Maria Jose Torres Macho, continues to work to save lives and livelihoods.

Our colleagues in the UN Development Coordination Office (DCO) tell us that we have two new UN Resident Coordinators. One in Angola and the other in Sierra Leone. These appointments follow the confirmations by their respective host Governments.

In Mali, we take note of the nomination of a President and Vice-President for the Transition by the CNSP. We understand that ECOWAS is expected to meet on this issue tomorrow and we continue to monitor the situation closely.

I am delighted to say thank you to our friends in Eswatini. They have come on our list of fully paid-up Member States. We are now at 118 members.

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