UN/EU retreat, G20, Security Council/West Africa & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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07-Jul-2022 00:18:01
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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This afternoon, the UN and the European Commission will hold their first High-Level Dialogue. That will get under way at the Greentree Foundation.

The foreign ministers of the G20 are gathering in Bali, in Indonesia. The Secretary-General will address them in a pre-recorded video message that will air tomorrow morning, local time.

This morning, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Annadif Khatir Mahamat Saleh, briefed the Security Council.

Earlier today the Secretary-General had a phone call with Lieutenant Colonel Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, President of the Transition in Burkina Faso.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today warned that the situation in Mali has significantly deteriorated over the past 6 months due to increasing conflict and intercommunal clashes.

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) today commended the mediation efforts of the President João Lourenço of Angola, which led to the convening of the Luanda summit yesterday with the Presidents of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda.

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) today said that 23 violations and abuses of human rights impacted 42 victims have been documented just in the past two weeks, mostly in the prefectures of Ouham, Mambere-Kadai and Ouaka.

The UN team in Côte d’Ivoire, led by the Resident Coordinator Philippe Poinsot, is helping with the COVID-19 pandemic response. The team is supporting mobile immunization initiatives and contributing to campaigns to tackle misinformation.

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a report which says that 71 million people in the developing world have fallen into poverty in just three months as a direct consequence of global food and energy price surges.

A staggering 84 million children risk missing out on getting an education between now and 2030, the The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) warned today in a new report.

Today on the margins of the High-Level Political Forum, the UN will launch new guidelines to help countries make sure human rights is an integral part of their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Today is the first Kiswahili Language Day.

The guests at the Noon Briefing were the Under-Secretary-General and head of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Liu Zhenmin, the Statistics Director Stefan Schweinfest, and SDG Monitoring Chief Yongyi Min. They spoke with reporters on the launch of The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022.

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