Armenia and Azerbaijan, United Kingdom, Human Rights & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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13-Sep-2022 00:11:19
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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In a statement, the Secretary-General said he is deeply concerned about reports of renewed fighting along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

Due to events scheduled at UN Headquarters in preparation for the General Assembly high-level week, the Secretary-General will not be able to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London on Monday.

The start date of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk, is on 17 October. Until that date, Nada al-Nashif will remain the acting High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Today, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released its United in Science report.

This afternoon, the Secretary-General will address the opening of the 77th session of the General Assembly.

This morning, the Security Council held an open meeting on Sudan It was briefed in person by Volker Perthes, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative.

Tens of thousands of people in Ethiopia have reportedly been displaced in parts of Tigray, Afar and Amhara since hostilities resumed three weeks ago.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, our peacekeeping mission supported a workshop organized by the National Alliance of Traditional Authorities of the Congo on the role of traditional leaders to promote peace, security and development in Bukavu, in the South Kivu province of the country.

Imran Riza, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, expressed serious concern yesterday over the ongoing cholera outbreak in Syria. The number of confirmed cholera cases so far is 20 in Aleppo, four in Lattakia and two in Damascus.

A note on Libya: There have been reports of a false letter purporting to be from the UN Mission’s current Officer-in-Charge, Raisedon Zenenga, and it was circulated on social media over the weekend. The UN Mission in Libya issued a Tweet confirming that the letter is in fact a fabrication.

The Permanent Mission of Brazil donated a mural by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra that would be installed on the West façade of the Dag Hammarskjold Library Building for three-months starting in mid-September.

As a reminder, the Secretary-General will be in this very room tomorrow at 11 a.m., to speak to you in his traditional pre-GA interaction.

The guests at the Noon Briefing were Dr. Becky Telford, Chief of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Education Section, and Adriana Elizabeth Figueredo Costero, a global advocate for education and a youth advocate for refugee and girls’ education. They briefed reporters on the annual UNHCR education report

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