Hybrid Briefing Tomorrow, Peru, Law Of The Sea & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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08-Dec-2022 00:21:42
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Tomorrow, at 10 a.m., there will be a hybrid briefing here with Alice Nderitu, the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and Members of the Working Group on sport from the Eradicate Hate Summit.

In a statement we issued very early this morning, the Secretary-General expressed his concern over the political situation in Peru. He condemns any attempt to subvert the democratic order.

The Secretary-General this morning spoke at a General Assembly session to mark the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Update for you from the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the preliminary inquiry conducted by the Mission and our human rights colleagues has confirmed that at least 131 civilians – 102 men, 17 women, and 12 children – have been killed by the M23 during what they described as reprisal attacks against civilians.

Turning to Ukraine. Our humanitarian colleagues there telling us that the offices of at least two humanitarian non-governmental organizations were hit during attacks on the city of Donetsk, in the part of the country currently under Russian control.

The Director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Ilene Cohn, concluded a week-long visit to Yemen, where she visited as you know Hudaydah, one of the most mine-affected governorates in Yemen.

We want to echo here a call by our colleagues in Geneva, the UN Refugee Agency today is urging countries in the region of the Adaman Sea to immediately rescue and safely disembark a group of about 200 Rohingya refugees in distress, reported to be drifting in a vessel off the coast of Thailand.

New data released today by the World Health Organization show that, in 2021, countries around the world largely held the line against further setbacks to malaria prevention, testing and treatment services.

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