60th anniversary of the death of Dag Hammarskjöld, Niger, Somalia & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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09-Sep-2021 00:19:49
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary- General.

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This afternoon, the Security Council will hold a meeting on the Secretary-General’s latest report on Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security.

The World Food Programme (WFP) says that it reached more than 43,800 people in Afghanistan yesterday. WFP also said that a UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) flight yesterday brought UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) staff into Kandahar. On 6 September, a UNHAS cargo flight brought 22,440 kg of emergency medicine to Mazar-e-Sharif for the World Health Organization (WHP). UNHAS flights from Herat are also operating.

Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, travelled yesterday to East Africa, where she will hold meetings with senior Government officials, UN staff and senior leadership, and relevant stakeholders.

After wrapping up his visit to Abyei, the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, arrived in South Sudan today. Mr. Lacroix is expected to visit Malakal to interact with staff on the ground and meet with local authorities, and he will be back in New York on 12 September.

The Secretary-General laid a wreath today to mark the 60th anniversary of the death of Dag Hammarskjöld. The Secretary-General also spoke at an informal event of the General Assembly, commemorating the anniversary.

This morning, the Secretary-General spoke in a video message to the High-Level event in New York to Advance Anticipatory Action, which was convened by the UN and the Governments of Germany and the United Kingdom.

This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at a Virtual Event to commemorate the International Day to Protect Education from Attack. He stressed that attacks on schools must stop.

The members of the Security Council today visited the September 11 Memorial and Museum here in New York City, to mark 20 years since the 2001 attacks.

In the northern part of the Ethiopia, months of fighting, insecurity and inadequate access to vital services have left at least 400,000 people facing famine-like conditions.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that food insecurity in Somalia is set to increase until the end of the year due to the impacts of poor rainfall and continued insecurity.

Today, in Vienna, the Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have teamed up with the Inter-Parliamentary Union to hold the First Global Parliamentary Summit on Counter-Terrorism.

Zambia has now paid its regular budget dues, which takes us to 127 fully paid-up Member States.

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