Seoul Peacekeeping Ministerial & other topics- Daily Press Briefing

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07-Dec-2021 00:14:37
Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General.

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The 2021 Peacekeeping Ministerial has started today in Seoul.

The Secretary-General spoke by video message to the opening of the 16th Internet Governance Forum, which is taking place in Katowice, Poland.

The Secretary-General also spoke by pre-recorded video message to the inaugural Global Forum for Children and Youth, which is being virtually convened by UNICEF.

The Secretary-General spoke by video message to the Nutrition for Growth Summit being held in Tokyo.

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, is urging the Government of Ethiopia to promptly sign onto an agreement with the United Nations to prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence.

In South Sudan, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Matthew Hollingworth, has strongly condemned the violence in Leer, in Unity State.

The UN Environment Programme today announced this year’s Champions of the Earth. The award is given to people that inspire, defend, mobilize and act to tackle the greatest environmental challenges of our time, including protecting ecosystems and restoring them.

A new report by the FAO says that the land we use to grow our food is contaminated with large quantities of plastic pollution.

Today is the International Day for Civil Aviation. In his message, the Secretary-General says that the pandemic continues to put deep stresses on international aviation, even as increased vaccination rates and testing protocols make air travel possible again.

Tomorrow, the Secretary-General will participate in the High-level Pledging Event for the Central Emergency Response Fund, an event organized by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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