Ethiopia, Syria, Prespa Forum amp; other topics- Daily Press Briefing (01 July 2021)

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01-Jul-2021 00:54:36
Briefing by Eri Kaneko, Associate Spokeswoman for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General today was in Valencia, in Spain, where he toured the UN Information and Communications Technology Facility.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that the situation in Tigray remains volatile and unpredictable.

The UN is concerned about reports of another disruption of the water supply in Syria - from Alouk water station to Al-Haskakeh - which shut down on June 23rd.

In Myanmar, the UN Country Team today said they are alarmed that the death toll for women has increased between May and June.

In response to questions about the recent judgments concerning Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Spokesperson said the Secretary-General has taken note of the delivery yesterday of the retrial judgment by the Trial Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, which convicted Jovica Stanišić and Franko Simatović for aiding and abetting crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war committed by Serb forces following the takeover of the municipality of Bosanski Šamac in Bosnia and Herzegovina in April of 1992.

Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenca, delivered a message on behalf of the Secretary-General today to the First Prespa Forum Dialogue underway in the Republic of North Macedonia.

On Sunday, Honduras has received 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Government of the United States, through COVAX.

The UN Development Programme said in a new report that cash assistance policies significantly reduced the number of people who might otherwise have fallen into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paraguay has paid its dues in full to the United Nations.

At 3:00 p.m., Ambassador Nicolas de Rivière, the President of the Security Council for the month of July and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations will brief reporters from the Press briefing room.
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