Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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07-Apr-2021 00:27:54
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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This morning, in a pre-recorded address for the commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Secretary-General paid tribute to the victims and survivors of the genocide.

This morning, the Secretary-General spoke to youth leaders, activists and youth-led organizations at the virtual ECOSOC Youth Forum.

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) will facilitate a three-day direct meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s Legal Committee in Tunis from 7 to 9 April.

In Ethiopia, the humanitarian situation in Tigray remains dire.

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) today said that peacekeepers have just conducted a long-range patrol covering over 1,200 km from Goa to Tassinga, in the centre of the country.

Bintou Keita, the head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has expressed her concern at the increasing calls for violence and hatred in the areas of Beni, Butembo and Lubero.

The UN is concerned about another report of an incident in the Red Sea yesterday, involving a vessel flying the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is the fourth such incident in the region in just over a month.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that yesterday shelling damaged a power line near a main lift pumping station of the South Donbas Waterway, in eastern Ukraine.

This morning, Costa Rica received more than 43,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

Today is also World Health Day, and the theme this year is “Together for a fairer, healthier world”.

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