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

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04-Apr-2022 00:22:11
Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Today is the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

A few moments ago, the Secretary-General spoke, in a video message, to the press conference to launch the third report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

On Ukraine, you will have seen the Secretary-General’s statement issued yesterday in which he said he is deeply shocked by the images of civilians killed in Bucha.

Our team in Moldova has lowered its flag to half-mast in memory of the civilians killed in Bucha, Ukraine.

On Saturday, the Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, marked the start of the two-month truce reached in Yemen.

On South Sudan, the UN peacekeeping mission there welcomes yesterday’s decision by signatories to the Revitalized Peace Agreement to unify the command structures of the security forces.

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali – MINUSMA - has launched an investigation following reports that civilians were killed during clashes last week between the Malian armed forces and militants in Mourrah.

Our UN team in Sri Lanka, led by the UN Resident Coordinator, Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, is closely following the situation in the country following increasing periods of rolling power cuts, fuel shortages, and worsening inflation and currency devaluation.

In Sierra Leone, our team - led by Resident Coordinator Babatunde Ahonsi - continues supporting authorities to respond to COVID-19.

We take note of the settlement reached between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and Centerra Gold Inc. over the Kumtor Gold Mine.

And last, we received full payments to the regular budget from Nicaragua and Turkey, taking us up to 83 paid-up Member States.

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