Somalia, Syria, Uganda & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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29-Nov-2022 00:18:25
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General will travel later tonight to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to take part on 1 December in the 6th session of the African Union/United Nations annual conference.  

The Secretary-General today addressed via a video message, the 17th Internet Governance Forum which is taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  

In a statement issued this morning, the UN welcomed the donation of 260,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer from Russian Federation producers, that were stored in the European ports and warehouses.

The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Reena Ghelani of Australia as the UN Famine Prevention and Response Coordinator.

Geir Pedersen, the Special Envoy for Syria, warned the Security Council this morning that escalatory dynamics are taking place in that country, and this is worrying and dangerous.

In a statement issued this morning the Secretary-General strongly condemned Al-Shabaab’s latest attack on the Villa Rays Hotel in Mogadishu, resulting in multiple casualties.

In Indonesia, where the population is still feeling the impacts of the earthquake that struck West Java last Monday, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has been supporting reproductive health through the distribution of 350 customized kits to affected women, dignity kits for pregnant women, newborns, and older females.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warned today of an imminent cut to food assistance to crisis-affected refugees in Chad unless urgent funding to bridge major funding shortfalls is received immediately.

Today, the UN Refugee Agency called on the international community for urgent support to preserve Uganda’s model refugee policy amid surging needs, funding cuts to humanitarian programmes and fresh displacement into the country.

Today is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) today published its first State of Global Water Resources Report, which found that large areas of the globe recorded drier than normal conditions in 2021.

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today released a report showing that inequalities are obstructing the end of AIDS.

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