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Security Council, Ethiopia, Türkiye/Syria, World Autism Awareness Day & other topics - Daily Press Briefing
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Office of the Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General

This morning, the Security Council held a meeting on threats to international peace and security. Briefing Council members was Izumi Nakamitsu, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. She stressed that when it comes to issues related to nuclear weapons, all States must avoid taking any actions that could lead to escalation, mistake and miscalculation.  

In Ethiopia, UN humanitarians and partners are responding to continuing urgent needs across the country.  
In the north, access continues to improve and we, along with our non-governmental organization partners, have expanded operations in the Afar, Amhara, and Tigray regions. 

In Syria, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs say that across the country, we, along with partner organizations, have provided water, sanitation and hygiene support to more than 440,000 men, women and children impacted by the quake. 

Just to note, on Sunday, 2 April, we will observe World Autism Awareness Day. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding with the not-for-profit business association - the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry. The agreement seeks to amplify public health messages on physical activity to help communities be more active. 

The Elsie Initiative Fund organized a high-level event yesterday to launch a new call for proposals.