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16-Nov-2022 00:29:56
Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General is on his way back to Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27, which is set to conclude this weekend. nbsp;

In Ukraine, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs say that millions of people in in the country are without electricity, water or heating following a wave of missile attacks that hit critical infrastructure in at least 16 of the country’s 24 regions, and in the capital, Kyiv.nbsp;

Martha Pobee, the Assistant Secretary-General for Africa in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations, briefed a Security Council session on the G5 Sahel this morning. nbsp;

The UN Special Coordinator for Development in the Sahel, Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, and the UN Refugee Agency warn that without urgent investment in climate mitigation and adaptation, countries in the Sahel risk decades of armed conflict and displacement, worsened by rising temperatures, resource scarcity and food insecurity. nbsp;nbsp;

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that as fighting between the Congolese army and the M23 armed group continues, more people are being displaced in Rutshuru and Nyiragongo territories in North Kivu. nbsp;nbsp;

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic reports that this week, with the UN Mission’s support, the Ministry of National Defense and Army Reconstruction has launched the revision of the National Defense Plan to help Central African armed forces adapt and respond to current security challenges. nbsp;

A new report from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) registered a 60 per cent decrease in violent incidents against civilians and a 23 per cent decrease in civilian victims in the third quarter of 2022, compared with the same period last year.nbsp;

Today, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, finished his official visit to Sudan, his first as High Commissioner. nbsp;

For the first time since June 2021, a UN World Food Programme convoy arrived at Mai Tsebri, Tigray, via the Gondar route.

The UN Population Fund today launched an appeal for $113.7 million to scale up life-saving reproductive health and protection services for women and girls in the Horn of Africa.nbsp;

Today is International Day for Tolerance. The resolution proclaiming the Day was adopted by the General Assembly in 1996, and among other things, the Day aims to foster mutual understanding among cultures and peoples.
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