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Daily Press Briefing: Mali, Secretary-General…

25 June 2021


Daily Press Briefing: Mali, Secretary-General's Travel, Trip Announcement & other topics


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

The UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) reports today that one of its Temporary Operating Bases in a village in the Gao Region was targeted earlier this morning in an attack involving a vehicle-borne explosive device. Preliminary information indicates that 15 UN peacekeepers from Germany were wounded. A casualty evacuation process is currently underway.

The Secretary-General wrapped up his trip to Brussels today.

On Tuesday evening, the Secretary-General will travel to Paris to take part in the opening segment of the Generation Equality Forum convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico.

Geir Pedersen, the Special Envoy for Syria, briefed the Security Council in person this morning.

On Yemen, our humanitarian colleagues warn that an increasingly desperate situation for millions of people is continuing.

On Myanmar, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, today strongly condemned the Myanmar military’s widespread and systematic attacks against civilians, especially women and children, as well as other serious violations of human rights since it seized power on 1 February.

Costa Rica received 40,950 vaccine doses through COVAX last night, bringing the total number of vaccine doses received to 172,950.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, will be travelling to the Middle East from 27 June to 2 July. He will visit the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

The Ministerial Forums for the High-level Dialogue on Energy wrapped up this morning.

Today is the International Day of the Seafarer.

On Monday, I will be joined at the noon briefing by the President of Estonia, Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid. She will be here to discuss, among other things, Estonia’s Presidency of the Security Council in June.

We have a fresh contributor to the 2021 regular budget. Burundi.