Ukraine, Myanmar, Sri Lanka & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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17-Aug-2022 00:42:47
Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Today, the Secretary-General arrived in Lviv where, tomorrow, he will join President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a meeting hosted by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. The Secretary-General will also go on to visit Odesa and then Istanbul in the following days.

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Myanmar, Noeleen Heyzer, met with State Administration Council (SAC) Chairman Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in Nay Pyi Taw today, in her first visit to Myanmar as Special Envoy.

In Sri Lanka, the UN team, led by Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, signed today with authorities a new roadmap to advance the Sustainable Development Goals in the next five years—the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, is concluding her visit to Bangladesh, where she met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other officials, as well as representatives of civil society.

At a press conference today, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African Republic, Valentine Rugwabiza, outlined progress in the peace process, notably the June strategic review organized with support from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and regional partners.

From Yemen, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that heavy rainfall and flooding in recent weeks has affected over 200,000 people across 16 governorates, with displacement sites particularly impacted.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that torrential rains have killed 22 people and destroyed more than 2,000 hectares of farmland since June in Chad.

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