Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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04-Feb-2021 00:39:45
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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In a statement issued yesterday afternoon about the situation in the Central African Republic, the Secretary-General took note of the final results of the first round of legislative elections, proclaimed by the Constitutional Court on Monday.

The Secretary-General earlier today discussed the challenges over the coming year for Israelis and Palestinians, in remarks to the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian people.

This morning, the Deputy Secretary-General – Amina Mohammed - spoke via a video message at the Global Engagement and Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development.

Tomorrow morning, the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, will join Graꞔa Machel at the virtual Global Inter-Generational Dialogue (IGD). They will join an international panel of young leaders, in an event designed to give them a voice and to establish dialogue with current leaders.

In Ethiopia, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs today said that the situation in Tigray is dire, with hundreds of thousands of people still not receiving aid.

From South Sudan, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, David Shearer, said today that political parties must speed up efforts to finalize the constitution so that elections can take place.

The UN Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomes the convening of the seventh round of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC), which takes place in Sirte, from 4 to 7 February. This session is intended to continue the planning for the implementation of the ceasefire agreement that was signed on 23 October 2020 in Geneva.

The Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Najat Rochdi, today expressed her shock and sadness over the assassination of Lebanese activist Lokman Slim.

In Peru, the UN team there has helped the Government secure the country in the initial phase of the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX facility.

The World Food Programme (WFP), with support from the United Kingdom, is stepping up global cooperation on the use of humanitarian drones.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) today said that global food prices rose in January for the eighth consecutive month. This was led by cereals, vegetable oils and sugar.

Today is World Cancer Day, with the theme “I can and I will”.

Azerbaijan and Montenegro have now paid its regular budget dues. This rounds up the number of Member States on the Honour Roll to 30.

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