Daily Press Briefing: Trip Announcement, Libya, Peacekeeping & other topics

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21-Jun-2021 00:26:25
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Tomorrow evening, the Secretary-General will fly to Brussels where he will meet with European leaders, as well as with Belgian authorities.

The Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, is traveling to Germany today to lead the UN delegation to the Berlin II Conference on Libya and she will do that on behalf of the Secretary-General.

The Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, will represent the Secretary-General at the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security, which is taking place from 22 to 24 June.

The Security Council met in person this morning on South Sudan. Briefing the Council was the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Nicholas Haysom. He noted that, on July 9th, the Republic of South Sudan will mark its tenth anniversary as an independent state.
The UN Mission in the Central African Republic reports that it continues its efforts to combat disinformation in the country.

Ahead of today’s elections taking place in Ethiopia, the Secretary-General urged in a statement over the weekend, the authorities, political leaders, and their supporters, to ensure that all voters are able to cast their ballots freely and peacefully. 

The UN Country Team in Myanmar today again called for the immediate release of thousands of women, children and men currently in detention almost five months after the military seized control of the government on February 1st.

This morning the Secretary-General spoke via a pre-recorded video message to the Opening of the Ministerial Thematic Forums of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy.

Last week, Namibia reported the highest number of confirmed cases ever registered in the country to date.

Many of us here at the UN were deeply saddened to learn over the weekend of the death of Edward Mortimer. Edward Mortimer served as head speechwriter and director of communications for Secretary-General Kofi Annan during his two terms.

Uganda paid its budget dues in full bringing us to 110 fully-paid Member States.

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