Afghanistan, Haiti, General Assembly & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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14-Sep-2021 00:12:36
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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In Afghanistan, in the past few days, several UN road missions were successfully conducted from Mazar-i-Sharif to Maymana and from Kabul to Jalalabad.

Today marks the one-month anniversary since Haiti was struck by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

At 3 pm, the Secretary-General will speak at the closing of the 75th session of the General Assembly, and he will discuss how that session was held under the shadow of a formidable foe: the COVID-19 pandemic. After that, the Member States are to consider the election of Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives for President of the 76th session of the General Assembly. Once that has happened, the Secretary-General will speak at the formal opening of the 76th session.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Secretary-General noted that the international community has a vital opportunity to help advance the vision of the 2030 Agenda by transforming how we produce, process and consume food. As leaders prepare for the historic Food Systems Summit on 23 September, the Secretary-General is urging everyone to come with ambitious commitments to feed hope for a better future.

The Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, was in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, yesterday.

In recent days, Colombia has received 3 million doses of vaccines to support the country’s national vaccination campaign. On Sunday, Paraguay received 300,000 doses donated by Spain. Over the weekend, Nicaragua received nearly 200,000 doses, also donated by Spain, through COVAX. The Pan-American Health Organization, together with other UN and national partners, is coordinating the logistics of deliveries of vaccines throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., there will be a hybrid press briefing on the High-level Dialogue on Energy, which is a virtual summit convened by the Secretary-General that will take place on the 24th of September.

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