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

In his remarks following the election of the President of the 77th Session of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General congratulated the President-elect, Csaba Kőrösi of Hungary, and also expressed his deep gratitude to the current president, Abdulla Shahid.  

The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, was in Tajikistan today as part of her Central Asia trip. 

The Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, shared yesterday with the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah a revised proposal on the phased re-opening of roads, including an implementation mechanism and guarantees for the safety of civilian travellers, based on the discussions with both sides.  

In Ukraine, the war continues to have a direct and terrible toll on Ukrainians. The UN Human Rights Office says that, as of yesterday, 4,253 men, women and children have been killed, while more than 5,000 other people have been injured. 

In a statement yesterday, the Secretary-General condemned in the strongest terms the heinous attack in the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, on 5 June that resulted in the death and injuries of scores of civilians as people gathered for the Pentecost service.  

In Uganda, the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has just allocated $4 million to address rising food insecurity in the Karamoja region, in the country’s northeast. Poor food production there has caused hunger to increase in the last two years.

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, the UN team, led by Resident Coordinator Stefan Priesner, continues to support the national response to the health, humanitarian, and socio-economic needs in the COVID-19 crisis.  

Today is World Food Safety Day, and this year’s theme is “Food Safety, Everyone’s Business.” 

At 3:00 p.m. today in the Trusteeship Council, the United Nations will bestow the first United Nations Trailblazer Award for Women Justice and Corrections Officers to Téné Maïmouna Zoungrana of Burkina Faso. 

Tomorrow, the Secretary-General will introduce in the UN Press Briefing Room in New York the second report of the Global Crisis Response Group. 

Bolivia has now paid its regular budget dues. This contribution takes us to 105 fully paid-up Member States.