The Secretary-General spoke just now following the meeting convened by the African Union on Sudan, bringing together the United Nation, the League of Arab States, IGAD and the European Union, as well as representatives from a number of countries that are committed to solving the crisis.
Clashes have entered their sixth day in Sudan. The World Health Organization reports that more than 330 people have been killed due to fighting in the capital Khartoum and several other states, including Darfur States. Another 3,200 people have been injured. And according to the Children’s Fund (UNICEF), at least 9 children have reportedly been killed in the fighting, and more than 50 children have reportedly been injured as hostilities continue.
This morning, the Secretary-General addressed via a video message, the Major Economies Forum.
He told the group that while they are the major economies, they are also the major emitters and asked them to take a quantum leap in climate action.
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, David Gressly, expressed his sadness that scores of people lost their lives in a stampede outside the Old City of Sana’a yesterday.
The maritime services company Boskalis’s support vessel Ndeavor will sail en route to the Red Sea in the coming hours. The multipurpose support vessel Ndeavor, which will sail with its crew and experts, is loaded with generators, hydraulic pumps and other specialized equipment to carry out the operation on the FSO Safer, which no longer has functioning systems.
Following the IED attacks on the UN convoys in central Mali this week, The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said the injured peacekeepers have all been transferred to Timbuktu and Mopti hospitals for medical care. The convoys have since resumed movement and reached respective bases in Douentza and Sevare safely, despite the constraints posed by yet another IED incident.
The United Nations and its partners continue to support the Government-led response in Türkiye.
The areas affected by the earthquakes continue to experience difficult weather conditions, including heavy rain and strong winds. People in tents have been affected by flooding, and Turkish authorities report that several earthquakes have occurred in recent days across several provinces.
The United Nations and its partners have helped reach more than 880,000 people with shelter support. But as people return to their home areas, those needs are set to increase.
This morning the Resident Coordinator in Haiti, Ulrika Richardson, signed with host authorities the five-year UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Haiti – a roadmap to boost sustainable development and address the root causes of instability in the next five years. With this Framework, the UN will be investing an estimated $1 billion of which 40 per cent is available resources and 60 per cent is yet to be mobilized.
Today is Chinese Language Day, and on Sunday it’s English Language Day and Spanish Language Day.
This afternoon, at 1:30 p.m., the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, will be at the New School, here in New York, for an open discussion on the concept of a human rights economy that invests in people’s rights and delivers a sustainable future for all.