MIL-OSI Video: Un Chief’s trip to Colombia, Afghanistan & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (22 November 2021)

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Source: United Nations (Video News)

Highlights:

– Secretary-General/Colombia
– Deputy Secretary-General
– Afghanistan
– Myanmar
– Security Council
– Micronesia
– Senior Personnel Appointment
– Noon Briefing Guests

SECRETARY-GENERAL/COLOMBIA
The Secretary-General is heading to Colombia to participate in celebrations of the Fifth Anniversary of the signing of the 2016 Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the former FARC-EP. 
Tomorrow, he will make a field trip to the Department of Antioquia, where he will visit an area for Training and Reintegration in Llano Grande.
In the afternoon, he will also attend the Fifth Anniversary Ceremony organized by the Government in the town of Apartadó and later, he will have a meeting with members of civil society, including women, indigenous groups and youth.

DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL
The Deputy Secretary-General spoke at a General Assembly meeting on the UN Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. She said that renewed and reinvigorated global action against this crime is needed more than ever.
Global crises, including the pandemic, have set back progress on the issue, she said, adding that survivors of trafficking in many countries have encountered greater difficulties in accessing essential services.
To end this suffering and injustice, Ms. Mohammed said that we need to support all countries to build strong legal institutions and frameworks to respond to this crime, with survivors at the centre of our policies. Today’s General Assembly meeting can reinforce the need for greater cooperation and action against human trafficking, she said. Those remarks were shared with you.

AFGHANISTAN
The UN Development Programme (UNDP), in an alarming report about the banking and financial systems in Afghanistan, says that non-performing loans in the credit market have increased from around 30 percent at the end of 2020 to 57 percent in September of this year.
As the run on banks to withdraw savings continues, UNDP projects that the deposits’ base would shrink by as much as 40 percent by the end of the year.
The indicators in the report serve as a warning that the Afghan banking and financial systems are on the brink of collapse.
The document also outlines a series of solutions to the crisis, which include deposit insurance for depositors; adequate liquidity for the banking system; and credit guarantees and loan repayment delay options for the real economy.

Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight

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