Daily Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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25-Sep-2020 00:11:31
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at a side event on “participation, human rights and the governance challenge ahead,” He said that overcoming the multiple crises political leaders face requires approaches driven by unity, solidarity and compassion.

This morning, the Deputy Secretary-General spoke at a high-level event on the theme, “Beyond COVID-19, Public private partnership for the Sustainable Development Goals as a model for building back better.”

On Monday at 12:30 p.m., the Deputy Secretary-General will brief journalists on the high-level meeting with heads of State and Government on “Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond.”

The Security Council held an open meeting on Sudan today.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that since July, some 625,000 people have been affected by devastating flooding along the White Nile river.

In the town of Kidal, in northern Mali, the UN Mission has built three floating platforms to help people and goods safely cross the “wadi”, a riverbed that separates the Aliou district from the city centre.

The UN Mission continues to support the organization of the forthcoming Presidential and legislative elections.

Earlier this week, the acting Special Representative in Libya, Stephanie Williams, and the Ambassador-designate of the European Union to Libya, José Sabadell, met with the new leadership of the General Electricity Company of Libya  to discuss plans to address the country’s unacceptable electricity crisis.

Tomorrow is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Sunday, 27 September, is World Tourism Day. In his message for the Day, the Secretary-General highlighted that many millions of people around the world rely on tourism for income, especially women and young people.

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