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Biodiversity/Climate Action, Sudan, South Sudan…

Biodiversity/Climate Action, Sudan, South Sudan & other topics - Daily Press Briefing
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Noon briefing by Stephanie Tremblay, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
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Today, in Montreal, in a press conference on the sidelines of COP15, the Secretary-General reiterated the urgent need to address biodiversity. 

This morning, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan and Head of the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), Volker Perthes, briefed Council members.

Today, the Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in South Sudan, Peter Van der Auweraert, strongly condemned the ongoing violence in Upper Nile State which has displaced more than 9,000 people. 

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is calling for a renewed social contract between the government and citizens, as well as within societies, to rebuild trust and adopt a common, comprehensive vision on human rights.

The UN team in Myanmar today noted that the humanitarian community welcomes the recently announced informal ceasefire agreement between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar Armed Forces.

The UN Development Coordination Office announced that Richard Howard of the United States is today taking up his post in Papua New Guinea. 

Today is International Civil Aviation Day, which aims to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of States.