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COP27, Black Sea Grain Initiative, Ukraine &…

COP27, Black Sea Grain Initiative, Ukraine & other topics - Daily Press Briefing (17 November 2022)
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Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

The Secretary-General has arrived in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from Bali, and he spoke to the press, alongside COP27 President Sameh Shoukry. 

In a statement issued today, the Secretary-General has welcomed the agreement by all parties to continue the Black Sea Grain Initiative to facilitate the safe navigation of export of grain, foodstuffs and fertilizers from Ukraine. 

Yesterday afternoon, the Security Council held a meeting on Ukraine. 

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today said that more than 25 per cent of people in Ukraine involved in agriculture have either stopped their activities or reduced their output due to the war.

Today is World Philosophy Day, and this year’s theme is ‘The Human of the Future’.