MIL-OSI Video: Haiti, DPR Korea, Sudan & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (31 May 2024)

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Source: United Nations (Video News)

Noon Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

– Briefings Monday
– Climate
– Haiti
– Haiti – humanitarian
– Deputy Secretary-General
– Peacekeeping
– Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
– Occupied Palestinian territory
– Sudan
– South Sudan
– Abyei
– Democratic Republic of the Congo
– Burkina Faso
– Human rights
– Ukraine
– International Days
– Financial contribution

On Monday, at 11 a.m., there will be a briefing by Andrea De Domenico, Head of OCHA’s Office in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, on the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
At 1 p.m., there will be a briefing in this room by Ambassador Joonkook Hwang, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea and President of the Security Council for the month of June. He will brief on the Council’s programme for the month.

On World Environment Day, on Wednesday, 5 June, the Secretary-General will deliver a special address at the American Museum of Natural History where he will set out some hard-hitting truths about the state of the climate, the grotesque risk leaders are running, and what companies and countries – particularly the G7 and the G20 – need to do over the next eighteen months to salvage humanity’s chances of a livable future.
The Secretary-General will also share new data from the World Meteorological Organization and the Copernicus Climate Change Service. The Secretary-General will be joined by his Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions, Michael Bloomberg, and Sean M. Decatur, President of the American Museum of Natural History.
On Tuesday at 10 a.m. –Selwin Hart, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Climate Action and Just Transition as well as representatives from WMO and Copernicus will brief journalists on background on the Secretary-General’s speech.

The Secretary-General welcomes the designation by the Transitional Presidential Council of Garry Conille as interim Prime Minister of Haiti and looks forward to further progress in the establishment of the transitional governance arrangements.
He encourages all Haitian stakeholders to work together to ensure steady progress in the transition to restore democratic institutions through the holding of elections.
The Secretary-General also stresses the importance of ensuring an inclusive political transition in Haiti, including by appointing women to decision-making positions.
It remains critical that progress in the political transition be accompanied by urgently needed security gains.
The Secretary-General therefore reiterates his call for the swift deployment of the Multinational Security Support mission to Haiti to support the Haitian National Police in addressing the dire security situation, and urgently appeals to all Member States to ensure that the MSS mission promptly receives the financial and logistical support it needs to succeed.

A humanitarian cargo flight operated by the UN Humanitarian Air Service flew from Panama to Port-au-Prince airport yesterday. This is the first time a UN cargo flight has landed in the capital in three months.
The flight transported about 15 tons of medicine and medical supplies to support the operations of UNICEF and the World Health Organization.
This will support critical, lifesaving operations as insecurity continues to restrict people’s access to healthcare, mainly in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince and in the Artibonite department.
Haitian authorities, WHO and local NGOs continue to provide a wide range of services to displaced people, including screening for malnutrition, cholera prevention and care, as well as psychosocial support.
The UN hopes that with the gradual opening of the international airport more supplies could be brought in, for which donor support is much needed.
The humanitarian response plan for Haiti is only 21 percent funded, with $142 million received of the $674 million needed.
And a note to add that this morning, UNICEF sounded the alarm about child recruitment and use by armed groups in Haiti.
In a statement this morning, they say the UN has estimated that 30 to 50 per cent of armed group members are children. They are subject to coercion, abuse and exploitation stemming from persistent social, economic and political fragility caused by ongoing violence that has spiraled parts of the country into chaos.
UNICEF, the Ministries of Justice, Education and Labor and Social Affairs of Haiti recently agreed on joint ways of working to support the reintegration of children who previously were members of armed groups. They say this agreement represents a milestone in safeguarding their wellbeing.
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