Secretary-General/Trip Announcement, Climate & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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21-Nov-2022 00:24:35
Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General has just arrived in Morocco.

The Secretary-General, in a video message at the conclusion of COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh, said that the COP had taken an important step towards justice. 

This morning, the Security Council held a meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) notes that clashes between the Congolese defence forces and the M23 resumed yesterday in the Kibumba area, in the North Kivu province.

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) report that this morning one of their convoys hit an improvised explosive device (IED) close to Douentza town in the Mopti region.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that it has successfully delivered a new inter-agency convoy of vital supplies to the people of Kherson today, in addition to supplies that have been delivered last week.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that Indonesia was hit today by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake.

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar, Noeleen Heyzer, said over the weekend that she was encouraged by the announcement of the mass release of detainees in Myanmar.

On Saturday, Tor Wennesland, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, condemned the violent attacks by Israeli extremists against Palestinian residents in the Old City of Hebron.

In Argentina, the UN team joined many in the country and across the region to mourn the passing of Hebe de Bonafini, a human rights activist who co-founded the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo movement to search for missing people, including children, during the military dictatorship between 1976 and 1983.

Today, the Secretary-General is appointing Mohamed Ag Ayoya of Mali as his new Deputy Special Representative for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

Today is World Television Day.

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