Sudan, Myanmar, Mali & other topics- Daily Press Briefing

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29-Oct-2021 00:09:36
Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General arrived in Rome this morning where, tomorrow, he will join the G20 annual summit.

While speaking to the press in Rome today, the Secretary-General expressed his strong condemnation of the coup in Sudan and the need to re-establish the transition system that was in place.

As the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener approaches the conclusion of her tenure, she reiterates her strong appeal for unified international action in preventing further escalation of the current crisis, which has already affected regional peace and security.

This morning, the head of the UN Mission in Mali, El-Ghassim Wane, briefed the Security Council by VTC and expressed his appreciation for the Council’s visit to the country last week.

Today, the heads of nine UN agencies and the Global Water Partnership issued an urgent call to governments to prioritize integrated water and climate action.

Sunday is World Cities Day. In a message for the Day, the Secretary-General highlights that this year’s theme, ‘Adapting Cities for Climate Resilience’, comes at a time when cities must be more resilient than ever before.

the Secretary-General announced yesterday the appointment of Major General Patrick Gauchat of Switzerland as Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the UN Truce Supervision Organization, known as UNTSO. He succeeds Major General Kristin Lund of Norway.

On Monday, at 3 p.m., there will be a hybrid press briefing by Ambassador Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, and President of the Security Council for the month of November. He will brief on the Council’s programme of work for the month.

A fresh contribution to the UN’s regular budget comes from Honduras. We have reached 134 paid-up Member States.

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