Daily Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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30-Oct-2020 00:28:29
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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On the eve of the presidential election in Côte d'Ivoire, the Secretary-General calls on all Ivorians to ensure that the polls are conducted in a peaceful manner.

In Central African Republic, today, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, wrapped up a three-day visit to the country, as part of a joint mission with Smaїl Chergui, the African Union Commission Peace and Security Commissioner, as well as the President of the Economic Community of Central African States Commission (ECCAS), Gilberto Da Piedade Veríssimo.

In a decision taken independently of the United Nations, the Government of Iraq has announced its intention to close multiple camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) by the end of 2020.

In Viet Nam, where Typhoon Molave has made landfall this week, we are told by our humanitarian colleagues that nearly 70 people have reportedly died or are still missing.

The latest report of the Secretary-General on the “Safety and Security of Humanitarian Personnel and Protection of UN Personnel” is out today. 

The UN Department of Peace Operations announced today that this year’s UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award will go to Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo of Zambia, who currently serves with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

An update on what our country teams are doing to address the COVID-19 pandemic, today from Brazil:
The UN team there, led by Resident Coordinator Niky Fabiancic, continues to support the authorities response to the pandemic.

Tomorrow is World Cities Day, and this year the theme is Valuing Our Communities and Cities. In his message for the Day, the Secretary-General said that the value of communities has been brought into sharp focus during the response to COVID-19 and that cities have borne the brunt of the pandemic.

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