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Lebanon, Peacekeeping, Ukraine & other topics - Daily Press Briefing
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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the death of an Irish peacekeeper from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). 

This afternoon, the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, will speak at the official launch of the Group of Friends to Promote Accountability for Crimes Against Peacekeepers.  

Turning to Ukraine. Today, in Kyiv, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, wrapped up a four-day visit to Ukraine. 

In Ethiopia, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that access into the Tigray region has continued to gradually improve since the peace agreement. 

The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, is in Montreal today, where she spoke at COP15 – the 15th Conference of the Parties on Biodiversity. 

This morning, during a Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, the head of the UN counter terrorism office, Vladimir Voronkov, said that despite continuing leadership losses by Al-Qaida and Da’esh, terrorism in general has become more prevalent and more geographically widespread, affecting the lives of millions worldwide. 

Concerning the situation around Armenia and Azerbaijan, in a statement, the Secretary-General said he is following with concern the ongoing developments around the Lachin corridor. 

In Afghanistan, our team there, led by Resident Coordinator Ramiz Alakbarov, continues to support women since the Taliban takeover a year and a half ago. 

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, briefed reporters on the end of Pakistan’s tenure as G77 President.