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Noon briefing by Stephanie Tremblay, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

The Secretary-General arrived in Montreal yesterday afternoon, where he will attend later today and tomorrow the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, otherwise known as COP15. 

This morning, the Security Council held a meeting on Ukraine.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Secretary-General welcomed the signing of a framework agreement between civilian political forces and the military in Sudan.

The Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Elizabeth Spehar, is in South Sudan this week, along with the Chair and vice-chairs of the Peacebuilding Commission.  

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), jointly with the UN Joint Human Rights Office, has deployed a human rights team to conduct a preliminary investigation into violence against civilians allegedly perpetrated during fighting between the M23 and Mai-Mai in Kishishe.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) today said that more than 80,000 people have arrived in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps. The majority arrived over the past two years fleeing ongoing insecurity in Somalia and the unrelenting drought – the longest and most severe in decades. 

In Côte d’Ivoire, the UN team, led by Resident Coordinator Philippe Poinsot, continues to support authorities to improve the well-being and livelihoods of communities in the country’s northern region.