SG Trip to Mongolia, Japan, Gaza & 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 is in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, a country which, he told journalists, can be a symbol of peace in a troubled world. 

Izumi Nakamitsu, the High Representative for Disarmament, today delivered a message on behalf of the Secretary-General on the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that the ceasefire brokered by the UN and Egypt on Sunday has been holding so far in Gaza.  

Tor Wennesland, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, told the Security Council yesterday that the past days have witnessed a deeply worrying escalation in the Gaza Strip between Israeli military forces and Palestinian armed groups, primarily the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.  

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that over the weekend it has delivered over 40 tonnes of critical relief supplies to people living in the heavily impacted cities of Chasiv Yar, Siversk and Soledar, in the Donetsk oblast in Ukraine. 

The UN World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ethiopian Government Refugees and Returnees Service today appealed for $73m to provide food rations to more than 750,000 refugees in Ethiopia, over the next six months. 

Vladimir Voronkov, head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, briefed the Security Council this morning. 

The UN team in Pakistan, led by Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Julien Harneis, is stepping up its response efforts to assist millions of people impacted by recent flooding, following the authorities’ recent official request for assistance. 

Today is the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. 

Tomorrow, the noon briefing guest will be Frederick J. Kenney, interim Coordinator for the UN at the Joint Coordination Centre in Istanbul.