Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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09-Mar-2021 00:31:53
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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A report released today by the World Health Organization and its partners says violence against women remains pervasive and starts when women are alarmingly young.

This month marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund.

The Security Council met virtually on the new UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan, otherwise known as UNITAMS.

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener is continuing her diplomacy. She is in contact with countries in the region, including Myanmar’s direct neighbors.

In a tweet this morning, the Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said the UN envoy for the country, Debora Lyons, arrived in Doha, on a regularly scheduled visit. She is meeting with Afghan parties and international partners.

The Secretary-General continues to follow the unfolding events in Senegal.

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Libya, Ján Kubiš, concluded a three-day visit to Cairo, in which he met with high-level Egyptian officials, the League of Arab States’ Secretary-General and Libyan interlocutors.

In the Central African Republic, the United Nations peacekeeping Mission has completed the deployment of electoral materials to the 16 prefectures, with the exception of parts of the Ombella-M’Poko prefecture. This is ahead of the legislative elections.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling for urgent humanitarian access to migrants injured in Sunday’s deadly fire at [an immigration] holding facility in Sana’a, Yemen.

In Sierra Leone, nearly 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the country last night.

The food systems are responsible for more than one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new FAO\ European Commission study.

Samoa has paid its budget dues in full, bringing the total of Member States who have paid in full in 2021 to 67.

Tomorrow at 3:15 p.m., the Secretary-General will do a press stakeout to mark the 10th anniversary of the Syrian conflict.

At 8:45 a.m., there will be a virtual press briefing by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the launch of their 2021 "Map of Women in Parliaments"

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