With the full-scale war in Ukraine about to enter its second year, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and the High Commissioner for Refugees, today jointly launched in Geneva an appeal for $5.6 billion to ease the plight of millions of people.
Today marks three years since the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan. As the current Secretary-General said, Kofi was one-of-a-kind, a man who embodied United Nations values. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said that, on this day three years ago, the world lost one of its moral voices.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Karima El Korri of Morocco as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore, with the host Government’s approval.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, urged today the Government of Brunei Darussalam to stop the entry into force of a new penal code which would enshrine in legislation cruel and inhuman punishments in breach of international human rights law, including death by stoning.
Noor Qamar Sulaiman, the new Permanent Representative of Brunei Darussalam to the United Nations, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.