Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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26-Feb-2021 00:31:23
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General condemns mass abduction of girls from a school in Zamfara in Nigeria in the strongest possible terms and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.

This morning the Secretary-General released a statement on the UNFCCC’s Initial Nationally Determined Contributions Synthesis Report, which was released this morning.

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Christine Schraner Burgener, briefed the General Assembly virtually this morning.

On the ground the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says conflict continues to cause civilian casualties and displace people across Myanmar.

Tor Wennesland, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefed the Security Council on the electoral processes underway among the Israelis and Palestinians.

On Monday we will convene a virtual high-level pledging event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, co-hosted by the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland. It will take place, starting at 9:00 a.m. New York time. Pledges will be announced at the event.

On Monday we will convene a virtual high-level pledging event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, co-hosted by the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland. It will take place, starting at 9:00 a.m. New York time. Pledges will be announced at the event.

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic reports that it continues to assist in the preparation for the forthcoming legislative elections, scheduled for 14 March.

We have been ready to deploy an initial independent inter‑agency humanitarian assessment mission to Nagorno-Karabakh and other conflict-affected areas at the earliest opportunity

Côte d’Ivoire today became the second country in Africa to receive COVAX vaccine, that’s after Ghana. Our UN team on the ground is proud to have supported authorities in this effort.

In the Bronx, later this afternoon, Secretary-General António Guterres will receive his second COVID-19 vaccine shot. He will receive it at the Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies

We have a new Resident Coordinator in Kenya, Stephen Jackson of Ireland. He has been confirmed by the Government.

Brunei Darussalam, South Africa and Viet Nam have all paid their regular budget dues in full, bringing us up to 60.

At 12:30 p.m., the President of the Security Council for March, that’s Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield of the United States of America, will brief journalists on the programme of work.

The Guernica tapestry which had been hanging outside the Security Council stakeout for some thirty-five years was returned to Nelson Rockefeller, Jr. earlier this month. The Secretary-General and others tried very hard to keep the tapestry here, but we were not successful. The Secretariat will review options for art to be displayed outside of the Council Chamber. That will be undertaken by the United Nations Arts Committee.

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