Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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12-Jan-2021 00:24:14
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General is wrapping up his first virtual visit to the United Kingdom today.

This morning, the Security Council held a ministerial-level meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Counter-terrorism Committee, established through resolution 1373.

The U.N. continues to be extremely concerned about the potential impact of the US designation of the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization on the humanitarian situation in Yemen – particularly on the risk of famine.

The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s Advisory Committee will be meeting this week at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, from the 13th to the 16th of January.

In South Sudan, the latest report on children and armed conflict found that there has been a significant decrease in violations against children since the peace agreement was signed in 2018.

The World Food Programme is warning that three years of consecutive drought in Madagascar, coupled with a sharp recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, will leave a third of the population in Madagascar’s south struggling to put food on the table.

Today, WHO, UNICEF, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile.

UNICEF today said that as COVID-19 cases continue to soar around the world, no effort should be spared to keep schools open or prioritize them in reopening plans.

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