Secretary-General, Libya, Ethiopia & other topics- Daily Press Briefing

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24-Nov-2021 00:19:31
Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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In Colombia this morning, the Secretary-General held a meeting with the heads of the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-repetition. He also attended an event in commemoration of the Fifth Anniversary of the signing of the Final Peace Agreement.

Jan Kubiš, the Special Envoy for Libya, briefed the Security Council by VTC from Tripoli on the process leading up to the 24th of December elections.

In Ethiopia, almost 40 trucks with humanitarian supplies, including food, departed Semera yesterday for Tigray. This is the first convoy since the 18th of October.

Hans Grundberg, the Special Envoy for Yemen, has concluded his visit to Egypt.

The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) commented on Wednesday on media allegations speculating on the activities of the UNIFIL Maritime Task Force (MTF) in the context of the Beirut Port explosion.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that aid distributions and needs assessments are continuing across the country with a focus on food and cash assistance, non-food items, water, sanitation and hygiene supplies.

In Myanmar, UNICEF continues to deliver assistance to tens of thousands of children in need in the country.

In Guinea-Bissau yesterday, the Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mahamet Saleh Annadif, together with the President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, chaired the Regional Open Day on the implementation of Security Council Resolutions 1325 and subsequent resolutions on women, peace and security.

Tomorrow is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The theme this year is “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now,” and as in previous years, this international day will also launch 16 days of activism.

Kalliopi Mingeirou, Chief of the Ending Violence Against Women section of UN Women, and Papa Seck, Chief of the Research and Data section, briefed reporters on a new report entitled “Measuring the shadow pandemic: Violence against women during COVID-19”.

On Monday, Dr. César Núñez, Director of the UNAIDS New York Office, will brief on World Aids Day, which is on the first of December.

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