Daily Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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01-Oct-2020 00:18:32
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the High-Level Meeting on the 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. He said that women and girls are bearing the brunt of the massive social and economic impact of the pandemic.

On Friday, the Spokesman will be joined by the Heads of UN Women, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF and the Deputy Director General of UNESCO, who will brief the press on the Education Plus Initiative: Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in sub-Saharan Africa.

This morning, during a high-level meeting on the Central African Republic, the Secretary-General said that the coming period will be decisive for the country.

The UN Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, welcomes today’s announcement of a framework agreement to launch negotiations between Lebanon and Israel on maritime and land border demarcation between the two countries.

In Sudan, the number of people impacted by the unprecedented floods affecting the country now stands at 860,000 and continues to increase. More than 120 people have also died.

In India, the UN team, led by the Resident Coordinator Renata Dessallien, continues to stand with the country as it battles the unprecedented challenge of more than 6.3 million cases of COVID-19.

The UN Refugee Agency has announced that Mayerlín Vergara Pérez, from Colombia, is this year’s laureate of the Nansen Refugee Award.

In Guatemala, the World Food Programme today said that undernutrition, overweight and obesity cost the country about $12 billion in 2018 – that’s 16 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product.

In response to a question about Malaysia’s ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the Spokesman said the UN is aware that the Foreign Minister of Malaysia signed the country’s instrument of ratification on the 30th of September. It was subsequently received by the UN.

This year’s International Day of Older Persons highlights the role of the health care workforce in contributing to the health of older persons, with special recognition of the nursing profession and with a primary focus on the role of women.

Grenada and Honduras have both paid their regular budget dues in full.

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