Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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05-Mar-2021 00:19:51
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, spoke virtually at this morning’s Security Council’s closed session on Myanmar.

Yesterday in the Central African Republic, the UN Mission met with the commanders of several armed groups affiliated with the CPC, the Coalition des Patriotes pour le Changement.

Atul Khare, the Under-Secretary-General for Operational Support, is still in Sudan.

The Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, will be in Togo from March 7th to the 9th.

The Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, deplores the acts of violence that have taken place over the past two days in several localities in Senegal. These resulted in the death of one person and many were injured.

In response to questions on the upcoming elections in Côte d’Ivoire, the Spokesman said the Secretary-General welcomes the meaningful political dialogue efforts which have paved the way for inclusive legislative elections on March 6th.

UNFPA today launched a humanitarian appeal for $12 million to urgently provide life-saving sexual and reproductive health and protection services to 330,000 women, girls, and youth in Mozambique.

The Special Representative for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, was present at the reception for Pope Francis this morning and will attend a Mass this weekend. The UN Mission in Iraq considers the Pope’s visit to be historic and of great importance for the country.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs today launched an online dashboard to track deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines in countries in humanitarian crisis.

Moldova is the first European country to receive COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX.

In Tajikistan, the UN team, led by the Resident Coordinator Sezin Sinanoglu, has been supporting the Government’s response to COVID-19, focusing on services to the most vulnerable.

Vincent Martin, the UN Resident Coordinator in Guinea, was the guest at the noon briefing. He briefed reporters on the situation in Guinea, particularly on the challenges of the resurgence of Ebola during a COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuvalu is the 66th country to have paid its budget dues in full.

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