Trip to Mongolia, Middle East, Ukraine & other topics - Daily Press Briefing
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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The Secretary-General arrived in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, today. He will then go to the Republic of Korea.

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, is continuing to closely follow implementation of last night’s Ceasefire agreement and commitments, including the opening of Gaza for humanitarian assistance. He will be briefing the Security Council at 3:00 p.m. today on the ceasefire and developments related to the escalation. 

The UN, along with its humanitarian partners, have today released a revised Ukrainian Humanitarian Flash Appeal. The financial requirements have increased from $2.25 billion to $4.3 billion. 

The Secretary-General addressed - by recorded video message - the signing ceremony of the Doha Peace Agreement between the Chadian Transitional Authorities and Politico-Military Groups. 

In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomed the successful conclusion of the decision-making meeting on certain aspects of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation resulting from the Algiers Process. 

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) continues to provide critical assistance to millions of people across Ethiopia, which is facing its worst drought in the past 40 years. 

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) today said that it has supported a community violence reduction programme titled “Tena de Tena” or Hand in Hand.  

Regarding the reports of a major fire in the province of Matanzas in Cuba, the UN team on the ground said that the situation has worsened in the last few hours due to the collapse and explosion of two fuel tanks. According to local authorities, 4,000 people have been evacuated, although the highest concentrations of pollutants are in the area close to the fire, with a chance that it may spread.

The Secretary-General congratulates President Gustavo Petro on his inauguration in Colombia and welcomes the President's commitments to deepen and expand peace, to promote and protect human rights and gender equality, and foster inclusive development, to safeguard the environment and contribute to the fight against climate change.  

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has today launched an appeal for $10.7 million to deliver lifesaving healthcare to more than 2 million women and girls in Sri Lanka in the next six months.