Ethiopia, Myanmar, Central African Republic & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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02-Aug-2021 01:49:00
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Martin Griffiths, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, is continuing his mission in Ethiopia.

From Myanmar, the UN team has reaffirmed its solidarity with the people of the country in their pursuit for democracy, peace, human rights and the rule of law, six months after the Myanmar military seized control over the democratically elected government.

The UN Mission in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA, reports that last Saturday, in Paoua, in the Ouham-Pendé prefecture, over 200 hundred suspected combatants from the 3R armed group (Retour, Réclamation et Réhabilitation) attacked an army post of the Central African forces as well as the village of Mann. The armed combatants reportedly killed seven civilians and injured two others during an exchange of fire with the country’s armed forces.

The Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, over the weekend, said he is following with great concern the developments in southwest Syria. He is actively in contact with relevant parties to ensure that violence ceases and he is calling on all to de-escalate.

From Malaysia, the UN team there, led by Resident Coordinator Stefan Priesner, continues to support authorities to roll out the COVID-19 national vaccination plan.

Pablo Ruiz Hiebra of Spain is the new Resident Coordinator in Uruguay, according to our colleagues in the UN Development Coordination Office. His appointment follows the approval of the host Government. He took up his post yesterday, August 1st.

This week is World Breastfeeding Week.

Bolivia and Mozambique have paid their full budget dues, taking us up to 117 payments from Member States.

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