Ukraine, Libya, Sudan & other topics- Daily Press Briefing

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14-Feb-2022 00:27:24
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Today, the Secretary-General held a virtual meeting with Sergey Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Stephanie Williams, the Special Adviser for Libya, was received today in Tripoli by the President of the Presidency Council, Mohamed Al-Menfi, and the Presidency Council member Abdullah Al Lafi to review the latest developments in Libya.

In Sudan, the first stage of United Nations-facilitated consultations for a political process on the way forward has concluded.

Today in Bamako, in Mali, the UN and humanitarian partners launched the country’s 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan. The Plan seeks $686 million to help 5.3 million of the most vulnerable people, out of the 7.5 million people in humanitarian need.

In Madagascar, the death toll continues to rise one week after Tropical Cyclone Batsirai hit the country’s south-east coast. At least 121 people have died, according to the Government.

In Myanmar, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says it is stepping up its emergency response to help hundreds of thousands of internally displaced men, women and children in the country as their numbers crossed the 800,000 mark.

In Peru, the UN technical mission is supporting the Government’s response to the country’s largest oil spill in recent times. According to the Resident Coordinator, Igor Garafulic, the mission is finalizing its report.

Tomorrow the Noon Briefing guest will be Bruno Lemarquis, the UN Resident Coordinator in Haiti. He will join us virtually to discuss the international donor conference for Haiti, which will take place this Wednesday, 16 February.

Slovenia has now paid its regular budget dues. That brings us to 55 Member States who have paid their dues in full.

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