Ukraine, Pakistan, Ethiopia & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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09-Dec-2022 00:17:43
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Bintou Keita, the head of the peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, briefed the Security Council this morning.

The Secretary-General this morning spoke at the high-level pledging event for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), calling it a UN success story.

Martin Griffiths, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, will travel to Ukraine next week, from 12-15 December.

This afternoon, the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, will travel to Washington, DC, to deliver remarks at the Inaugural African Union Ambassadors Ball, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the African Union.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that critical humanitarian needs in Pakistan remain, even as floodwaters recede, and the needs are intensified by the arrival of winter.

The UN Refugee Agency said they are stepping up assistance to conflict-affected populations in northern Tigray, in Ethiopia, as well as Afar and Amhara regions.

A new report by the International Labour Organization, the UN Environment Programme and the International Union for Conservation of Nature says that 20 million jobs could be created by harnessing the power of nature to address major challenges such as climate change, disaster risk, and food and water insecurity.

Today is the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.

The Human Rights Office in New York is organizing an event entitled “Photography 4 Humanity”, to celebrate Human Rights day with a strong call for climate justice.

Yemen has paid its dues in full for this year’s budget. The number of fully paid up countries is now 139.

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