Stockholm+50, Yemen, Mali & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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02-Jun-2022 00:20:57
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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This morning, in Sweden, the Secretary-General spoke at the opening of the Stockholm+50 conference.

The Secretary-General very much welcomes the positive news we heard on Yemen this morning. Hans Grundberg, our Special Envoy for Yemen, announced today that the parties to the conflict have agreed to the UN’s proposal to renew the current truce in Yemen for two additional months.

This morning, the Security Council held an open debate on strengthening accountability and justice for serious violations of international law.

Following the attack yesterday that left one Jordanian peacekeeper dead and three Jordanian peacekeepers wounded in Mali, the three are currently receiving medical care in Bamako, in a peacekeeping hospital.

The Chad Government issued a decree yesterday declaring a food and nutrition emergency. At least 2.1 million people are expected to be severely food insecure during the lean season in Chad, which begins now and will continue until September.

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative in South Sudan, Nicholas Fink Haysom, spoke at a meeting in Juba earlier today on the implementation of the Revitalised Peace Agreement in the country. Mr. Haysom noted some positive developments, such as the swearing-in of all state assemblies and progress made on a truth reconciliation and healing commission.

Some positive humanitarian news from Madagascar, where our humanitarian colleagues tell us that food and nutrition security has improved in the Grand Sud region.

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