Afghanistan, Ukraine Security Council, Ethiopia & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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13-Jan-2023 00:11:01
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, addressed the Security Council in a private session this morning.

This afternoon, the Security Council will reconvene in an open meeting on Ukraine.

In Ethiopia, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that aid continues to be sent into the Tigray region.

During a start-of-year press conference in Juba today, the Head of the UN mission in South Sudan [UNMISS] Nicholas Haysom, said that 2023 will determine whether the transition to peace, outlined in the Roadmap, can actually be achieved.

A quick note from the Central African Republic that two international consultants working for the UN peacekeeping mission in that country were released without charges yesterday.

Tomorrow the Secretary-General will address – by video message - the 13th session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which is taking place in Abu Dhabi.

On Syria, the Secretary-General's Deputy Envoy, Najat Rochdi, chaired the Humanitarian Task Force meeting in Geneva yesterday and urged its members to continue their support to Syrians.

The Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and the Secretary-General of the UN Water Conference, Li Junhua; Henk Ovink, the Special Envoy of the Netherlands for Water; and Sulton Rahimzoda, the Special Envoy of the President of Tajikistan on Water, briefed reporters on the UN Water Conference, which is co-hosted by the Netherlands and Tajikistan and will take place in New York from 22 to 24 March.

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