Yemen, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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21-Jul-2022 00:27:56
Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General, António Guterres, will travel to Istanbul, Türkiye, this evening as part of his efforts to ensure full global access to Ukraine’s food products and Russian food and fertilizer.

The Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, has intensified his engagements with the parties to support the implementation of all elements of the truce and to explore possibilities for an expanded and extended truce beyond 2 August.

Joanna Wronecka, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, briefed the Security Council in person this morning in closed consultations on the Secretary-General’s latest report on that country.

In Sri Lanka, the UN team, led by Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, is responding to the needs of millions of people impacted by the ongoing economic crisis.

The UN in Papua New Guinea condemned the recent escalation of violence across the Highlands region during the current election period. They are also calling for a swift investigation into alleged crimes.

Today, the hybrid Third Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development wrapped up in Tokyo.

The World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has partnered with global corporations such as Renault and Toyota to build a Transport Training Centre in Accra, Ghana.

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