Trip announcement, Ukraine & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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06-May-2022 00:50:32
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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On Monday, the Secretary-General will begin a two-day visit to the Republic of Moldova.

The Deputy Secretary-General will travel to Abidjan, in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, from 7 to 9 May, at the invitation of the Government, and to attend, on behalf of the Secretary-General, the opening of the high-level segment of the Fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention to Combat Desertification.
From 10-13 May, she will travel to Vienna, Austria, for meetings with the Regional Economic Commissions and the UN Sustainable Development Goals Principals meeting, on 10 and 11 May. She will of course join the Secretary-General in attending the Chief Executives Board meetings on 12 and 13 May.

We, along with our humanitarian partners, are continuing to expand relief operations in Ukraine nd have now reached more than 5.4 million people across the country with assistance since the war started weeks ago.

Turning to the Middle East, concerning the terror attack in central Israel yesterday, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, said he is appalled by the attack in which three Israelis were killed and several others injured.

Quick update from Lesotho, where the UN team led by Resident Coordinator Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, is supporting the country's effort to tackle the pandemic and other challenges. More than 950,000 doses of vaccines have landed in Lesotho through COVAX, with more than 930,000 of these vaccines having been administered.

And lastly, our colleagues at the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, say that global food commodity prices fell in April after a large jump in March.

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