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Pakistan, Bangladesh, Peacekeeping & other topics - Daily Press Briefing
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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

e Secretary-General will be leaving for Pakistan tomorrow. 

The UN team om Bangladesh, led by the Resident Coordinator Gwyn Lewis, is calling for further resources to help millions of people impacted by recent flooding in the country’s northeast.

This morning, the Security Council heard from Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the head of the UN peacekeeping department.  

Our Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, is in Egypt today, where she has been attending the Egypt International Cooperation Forum.  On Sunday and Monday, the Deputy Secretary-General was in the Netherlands, where she attended the Global Adaptation Summit. 

A new UN report issued today documents violations of international human rights law and humanitarian law in South Sudan’s Unity State.

The people in Myanmar continue to bear the brunt of continued fighting and a crippling economic situation that has been compounded by increasing inflation.

The UN Resident Coordinator in China, Siddharth Chatterjee, has Tweeted today how he is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives and destruction caused by yesterday’s earthquake in Sichuan province.

We issued a statement yesterday in which the Secretary-General strongly condemned the attack that took place in Kabul on Monday in the immediate vicinity of the Embassy of the Russian Federation. 

Further to his visit to Rabat in July and the trip he concluded recently in Tindouf, the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, is holding meetings with other concerned interlocutors in the region.  

The Secretary-General appointed Abdoulaye Bathily of Senegal as his Special Representative for Libya and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). He succeeds Ján Kubiš of Slovakia.
The Secretary-General is also designating Ms. Arnhild Spence of Norway to take up her new post as UN Development Coordinator in Kosovo and that took place yesterday.

Tomorrow, we will have a packed guest briefing. We will be joined by Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director for UN Coordination, Partnerships, Resources and Sustainability. She will be joined by Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, the Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and Katie Tobin, the Senior Programme Manager for Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). They will be here to brief you on the “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot.”

The guest at the Noon Briefing was Martin Griffiths, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. He spoke to reporters from Mogadishu, Somalia, about the potential famine there.