Education Summit, Ukraine, Haiti & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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16-Sep-2022 00:25:35
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Tomorrow afternoon, the Secretary-General is scheduled to meet Gordon Brown, who is our Special Envoy for Global Education and is in New York for the Transforming Education Summit. On Sunday morning, the Secretary-General will deliver remarks at the launch of the Global Africa Business Initiative. On Monday, at 8:30 a.m., the Secretary-General will deliver remarks at the SDG moment. At 10:00 a.m., he will speak at the Transforming Education Summit.

The Secretary-General spoke at the Peace Bell ceremony this morning, noting that peace is under assault across regions, countries and communities.

The Transforming Education Summit kicked off this morning. Today is the youth-led Mobilization Day, and this will be followed by a Solutions Day tomorrow and the Leaders Day on Monday.

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today released a report which highlights the urgency to act on education. UNICEF also has an installation of a classroom at the visitor’s entrance of United Nations Headquarters here in New York until 26 September, highlighting this issue.

The UN World Food Programme, the African Union Development Agency and organizations working on education, including the Education Commission chaired by Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, today warned that school-aged children are bearing the brunt of today’s global food crisis.

In a statement issued today, the Secretary-General said that he is deeply concerned about the current situation in Haiti where civil unrest has brought the country to a standstill.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that they are following with concern the recent escalation of violence on the ground in recent days.

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations, Martin Griffiths, today released $100 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to boost underfunded humanitarian crises in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East.

From Ukraine, the Humanitarian Coordinator Denise Brown said that today the first of a series of humanitarian convoys with relief supplies arrived in areas of Kharkivska oblast, which, until recently, were out of reach to aid organizations.

In Niger today, the UN, in close collaboration with the Government, launched an anticipatory action response to support communities impacted by drought.

This morning, the Security Council held closed consultations on Myanmar, and Council members were briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar, Noeleen Heyzer.

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo is at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Samarkand, where she warned that the global peace and security environment is more volatile than in at least the last 30 years.

Tor Wennesland, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, said today that he is gravely concerned by the deteriorating security situation and the unacceptable daily loss of life in the West Bank.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) today released a study showing that pay transparency measures can help expose pay differences between men and women and identify the underlying causes.

The UN Human Rights Office today warned that people’s right to privacy is coming under ever greater pressure from the use of modern networked digital technologies whose features make them formidable tools for surveillance, control and oppression.

Today is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.

Ahead of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar, the host country, will tomorrow launch the Scoring for the Goals campaign, which stresses the value of football for promoting sustainable development, peace, tolerance, inclusion and climate action.

The guest at the Noon Briefing was the Chief of the Treaty Section, in the Department of Legal Affairs, David Nanopoloulos. He gave reporters the annual update of the treaties that we expect to be signed or ratified during this General Assembly Session.

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