Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General

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04-Jan-2023 00:27:25
Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General

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The Secretary-General will be arriving in Geneva on Sunday evening, where he will take part the following day on the International Conference on climate resilient Pakistan. nbsp;

Today, the Secretary-General is appointing Lieutenant General Otávio Rodrigues De Miranda Filho of Brazil as Force Commander for the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

The United Nations Organization Mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) today said that its Force Intervention Brigade has launched a joint operation with the Congolese army.nbsp;

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) have concluded a joint mission with the Central African security forces to better protect people in the country’s West.

The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) - has responded rapidly to quell violence in the village of Rumamer, in the southern part of Abyei, after an early morning attack that took place today, resulted in 13 people being killed, five injured, and 27 homes being burnt to the ground.

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is continuing to respond to the volatile security situation in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area and Jonglei following violence that began in late December, with the most recent clashes impacting communities in Likuangole. nbsp;

On Mali, Martin Griffiths, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, has allocated $7 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to support people impacted by insecurity in the country’s North. nbsp;

In his message for the new year, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, is calling for the release of people imprisoned for exercising their human rights. nbsp;

Today is World Braille Day. Celebrated since 2019, the Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of Braille in the context of education, freedom of expression and opinion, as well as social inclusion, as reflected in article 2 of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. nbsp;
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