Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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03-Mar-2021 00:20:24
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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In Nigeria, humanitarians are concerned about the situation of thousands of internally displaced people and civilians in Dikwa, Borno State. following the recent attack there.

David Shearer addressed the Security Council for the last time as Head of the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

The Deputy Secretary-General took part yesterday in the first annual meeting of a group of UN entities called the Regional Collaborative Platform.

UNICEF released a report showing that schools for more than 168 million children globally have been completely closed for an entire year due to lockdowns.

Some good news from UN teams on the African continent, who helped ensure today’s arrival of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility. The vaccines have now arrived in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Gambia, Kenya, Rwanda and Senegal.

Monday is International Women’s Day. The theme this year is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world on the way to the Generation Equality Forum.”

Today is World Wildlife Day. This year’s theme is "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet.

The Department of Global Communications is organizing a series of events ahead of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The Day will be marked on March 25th.

In response to questions about Libya, the Spokesman that the UN deployed a small advance team to Libya. The team arrived overnight.

Tomorrow, the Acting Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ramesh Rajasingham, will be the guest at the noon briefing. He will discuss his recent visit to Burkina Faso.

With Algeria and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, there are now 65 Member States who have fully paid their 2021 budget dues.

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