Secretary-General/General Assembly, Ethiopia & other topics- Daily Press Briefing

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10-Feb-2022 00:22:12
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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This morning, the Secretary-General, António Guterres, spoke at a General Assembly’s thematic consultation follow-up to his “Our Common Agenda’ report.

On Ethiopia, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) say that fighting in the northern region of Afar continues to prevent the delivery of aid into neighbouring Tigray.

On Madagascar, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that, following the passage of tropical cyclone Batsirai, emergency response teams are deploying to the hardest-hit areas, in support of the Government-led response.

On Myanmar, the UN team on the ground today said that they continue to be concerned over the state of freedom of expression in the country.

Today, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Joanna Wronecka, visited southern Lebanon, including Sidon, Bissariye, Sarafand and Amraa.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today warned that the Horn of Africa is experiencing one of its most severe La Niña-induced droughts in recent history and that we have a brief window to save lives and livelihoods before communities across the Horn of Africa experience the worst effects.

The U.N Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) organized a workshop to promote the participation of women in political and electoral processes.

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today said that more than 32 games studios have now joined its Playing for the Planet Alliance, planting over one million trees and engaging 130 million gamers on themes relating to the environment, according to the Alliance’s latest annual report.

Today is World Pulses Day. The theme this year is “Pulses to empower youth in achieving sustainable agrifood systems”.

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