Pakistan, United Kindom & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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09-Sep-2022 00:32:32
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General has just concluded his first day in his solidarity visit to Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths, who is with the Secretary-General in Pakistan, has released $7 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster emergency aid in Pakistan.

Speaking to reporters in Pakistan today, the Secretary-General spoke on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Turning to Sudan, the Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, George Okoth-Obbo, have welcomed the recent visit to Sudan by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan.

From South Sudan, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Sara Beysolow Nyanti, said she is deeply concerned about the recent violence in Adidiang, in Upper Nile State, where thousands of displaced people had sought refuge.

The Secretary-General is appointing of Ivana Živković of Croatia as Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States of the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP.

Yesterday afternoon, the Secretary-General appointed Volker Türk of Austria as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Today is the International Day to Protect Education from Attack.

We welcome the decision of the General Assembly yesterday to hold a Summit of the Future. The summit, which will take place in 2024, was proposed by the Secretary-General in his Common Agenda report.

The UN General Assembly yesterday decided to establish a new UN Office on Youth Affairs.

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