Ukraine, Yemen, Mali & other topics- Daily Press Briefing

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07-Mar-2022 00:32:58
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warns that ongoing hostilities are exposing civilians in Ukraine to immense harm.

On Saturday, Sana’a authorities and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, David Gressly, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for cooperation on the UN-coordinated proposal to resolve the threat posed by the FSO Safer.

This morning, two peacekeepers died and four others, all of them from Egypt, were wounded when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device north of Mopti, in Mali. The convoy was on its way to Timbuktu.

The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, is following with concern reports of closure of oil fields and suspension of some civilian flights.

This morning, the Security Council held an open meeting and then consultations on the UN Mission in South Sudan.

The heads of the UN Network on Migration – which includes the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), as well as others – are calling on States to urgently assume collective responsibility to save lives and prevent migrants from going missing or dying along migration routes.

In Timor-Leste, the UN team there, led by the Resident Coordinator Roy Trivedy, continues to help the country respond to and recover from the pandemic.

A UN Food and Agriculture Organization report released today outlines how new foods - like jellyfish, edible insects, and cell-based meat - or new technologies - like blockchain and artificial intelligence - form part of future promises of new opportunities for feeding the world in a more sustainable, innovative, and cost-efficient manner.

The International Labour Organization today released a report showing that significant gaps in care services and policies have left hundreds of millions of workers with family responsibilities without adequate protection and support. ILO notes that meeting these needs could create almost 300 million jobs by 2035.

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and the theme for this year’s observance is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”

Serbia has now paid its regular budget dues, bringing us up to 68 Member States who are fully paid up.

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