Secretary-General/Trips, Deputy Secretary-General & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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24-Jun-2022 00:20:54
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Next week, the Secretary-General’s focus will be on the environment and biodiversity and how they have both been impacted by climate change. He just landed in Lisbon and on Sunday, the Secretary-General will address and engage with youths at the UN Ocean Conference Youth and Innovation Forum, alongside the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. On Friday, 1 July, he will head to Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, for the 43rd Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM – the Caribbean Community. We expect the Secretary-General back in New York on July 4th.

The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, continues her stay in Kigali, where she attended the official opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting hosted by Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda.

Earlier this morning, the Secretary-General addressed by pre-recorded video message the ministerial conference on global food security, which is convened by Germany on behalf of the G7.

The Secretary-General spoke by video message to the launch event of his Action Agenda on Internal Displacement. He said that our world is facing a crisis with record high numbers of people around the world displaced within their countries by tragedies such as conflict, disasters and the climate crisis.

Today is the first ever International Day of Women in Diplomacy. It was recently adopted by consensus by the General Assembly.

As today marks four months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Amin Awad, the Assistant Secretary-General and UN Crisis Coordinator in Ukraine, said that the war has uprooted over 12 million Ukrainians.

The UN is concerned by the situation in Western Ethiopia, where conflict in Oromia, Benishangul-Gumuz and SNNP regions have caused significant displacement, damaged infrastructure, and hampered humanitarian response.
Overall, more than 500,000 people are estimated to be displaced by conflict in Western Oromia.

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic reports that they supported deployment of a mobile Central African team in charge of the national Disarmament, Demobilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DDRR) Programme in the south-east of the country from 13 to 22 June.

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Martin Griffiths, today allocated $4 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to respond to the displacement crisis in Ménaka in Mali.

The UN team in Micronesia, led by Resident Coordinator, Jaap van Hierden, continues to support the Governments of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru and Kiribati in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On 28 and 29 June, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Libya, Stephanie Williams, will facilitate a meeting between the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, and the President of the High State Council of State, Khaled Mishri. 

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