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Chiefs of Police Summit, Somalia, Ethiopia & other topics - Daily Press Briefing
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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the UN’s Chiefs of Police Summit, where he said the UN Police is a cornerstone of our peacekeeping work as well as the vision contained in Our Common Agenda. 

The guests at the noon briefing were UN’s Police Commissioner Luís Carrilho, the Police Commissioner for the Mali Peacekeeping Mission, Bettina Patricia Boughani, and the Police Commissioner for the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei, Violet Nasambu Lusala.            
The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Martin Griffiths, started a mission to Somalia today.  

In Ethiopia, UN humanitarian colleagues say that fighting continues in the north of the country, impacting civilians. There are reports of new displacements and increased humanitarian needs. 

The Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, strongly condemned the attack that was launched from areas controlled by Ansar Allah on Sunday night into Dabab area in Taiz. 

And in Ukraine, as in many places around the world, a new academic year started today.

UNESCO data shows that 244 million children and youth worldwide between the ages of 6 and 18 worldwide are still out of school.  

In Thailand, the UN team, led by Resident Coordinator Gita Sabharwal, is helping authorities improve green technologies.  

The Elsie Initiative Fund for Uniformed Women in Peace Operations, which is hosted by UN Women, today announced that the Ghana Armed Forces will receive $3.7 million over the next three years to increase the deployment of military women to UN peace operations and to make security institutions more gender inclusive.  

Today, the Secretary-General is appointing Imran Riza of Pakistan as his new Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon, as well as Resident Coordinator for Lebanon.  

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has paid its membership dues in full.