Noon Briefing Guests, Haiti, Rule Of Law other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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12-Jan-2023 00:19:31
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) will launch the World Social Report 2023. At 3:45 pm there will be a hybrid press briefing by the Deputy Press Secretary, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Yukiko Okano.nbsp;

Thirteen years ago today, a devastating earthquake claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Haiti, including 102 colleagues.

The Secretary-General spoke this morning in the Security Council meeting and said that from the smallest village to the global stage, the rule of law is all that stands between peace and stability, and a brutal struggle for power and resources.

This afternoon, at 3 pm, the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at the handover ceremony of the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China. nbsp;

The Secretary-General has extended the mandate of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon from 1 March 2023 until 31 December 2023, for the limited purpose of the completion of non-judicial residual functions of the Special Tribunal and for the orderly closure of the Special Tribunal. nbsp;

Yesterday afternoon, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia, Carlos Ruiz Massieu, briefed the Security Council.

The Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – MONUSCO – report that the situation in Ituri’s Djugu territory remains tense after the recent spate of attacks by members of the CODECO armed group.

Turning to South Sudan, the humanitarian colleagues say they are very concerned about the recent escalation in the conflict in Jonglei and Pibor areas.nbsp;

The humanitarian colleagues in Burundi say the current outbreak of cholera there is the most concerning the country has faced in several years.nbsp;

Five UN agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO)- called for urgent action to protect the most vulnerable children in the 15 countries hardest hit by an unprecedented food and nutrition crisis.nbsp;

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is holding its Thirteenth Assembly this week from 14-15 January 2023. nbsp;
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