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AU-UN Annual Conference, Ethiopia, Syria & other topics - Daily Press Briefing
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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

The Secretary-General was in Addis Ababa today for the 6th African Union–UN annual conference.  

As the Secretary-General said today in Addis Ababa, despite the signing of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, we have dramatic humanitarian needs in areas impacted by the conflict in northern Ethiopia. 

On Syria, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that yesterday, a UN inter-agency cross-line convoy of 16 trucks carrying 482 metric tonnes of food, along with other humanitarian supplies, crossed from Aleppo to Sarmada in north-west Syria.

Today, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and its partners launched a record $51.5 billion humanitarian appeal for 2023. 

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic (MONUSCO) today said that it has received reports of human rights abuses reportedly committed during clashes between the M23 and Mai-Mai militias on Tuesday.  

Malawi today kicked off an oral cholera vaccination campaign targeting 2.9 million people.

Today, the regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela which is co-led by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is launching a $1.72 billion regional plan to support refugees and migrants from Venezuela throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Today is World AIDS Day. In a message for the Day, the Secretary-General notes that the world has promised to end AIDS by 2030 and we are off track. 

The UN Development Coordination Office today said that Nelson Muffuh of Cameroon and Hopolang Phororo of Lesotho start their roles in leading UN teams, respectively, in South Africa and in Namibia.