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

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28-Jun-2022 00:29:06
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General is on his way back to New York after attending the opening of the UN Ocean Conference in Portugal.

The Deputy Secretary-General remains in Paris, where she is participating virtually in the Transforming Education pre-Summit, which started there today.

In a statement yesterday, the Secretary-General congratulated States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on the successful conclusion of their First Meeting.  

The leaders of the two Chambers of Libya’s government are meeting today and tomorrow in Geneva, at the invitation of Special Adviser Stephanie Williams, to discuss and reach agreement on the measures governing the transitional period leading to elections.

This morning, the Security Council is holding an open debate on its working methods. This afternoon, the Council will meet again, this time on the situation in Ukraine.

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, Imran Riza, said today that humanitarian needs are unprecedented. Today, 14.6 million men, women and children require aid, which is an increase of 1.2 million people from 2021 and the highest level since the crisis began.

In Yemen, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that hunger is now at the highest level in the country since 2015. More than 19 million people are going hungry, including more than 160,000 on the verge of famine.

The UN team in Myanmar says that more than one million men, women and children are now displaced across the country.

The World Food Programme welcomed the announcement by the G7 leaders that they will provide an additional $ 4.5 billion to protect the world’s most vulnerable people from hunger and malnutrition.

The Food and Agriculture Organization today released a report on how reducing trade costs can help drive sustainable development.

In response to a question on Ethiopia and Sudan, the Spokesman said the Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the renewed clashes between Sudan and Ethiopia along their disputed border that took place on 22 June, and reportedly resulted in the death of seven Sudanese soldiers and one civilian.

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