United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres departed New York for Munich on Thursday, 17 February, where he would attend the Munich Security Conference.
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the seventy-fifth anniversary of the State of Lower Saxony, Germany, in Hannover, Germany, today:
The new Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, Antje Leendertse, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) reports significant job losses and deteriorated labour market conditions in Myanmar since the military takeover. ILO says employment contracted by an estimated 6 per cent in the second quarter of 2021, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, reflecting 1.2 million job losses.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Berlin from New York on Thursday afternoon, 17 December.
A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warns that if greenhouse gas emissions are not drastically reduced, all of the world’s coral reefs will bleach by the end of the century, and calls for even more urgent action to limit ocean temperature rise.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports it is providing supplies such as mosquito nets, solar lamps, and blankets for 36,000 people in Somalia’s Puntland region who have been affected by Cyclone Gati, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the country, which made landfall in November.
The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan told the Security Council that Afghanistan and the Taliban made genuine progress in peace talks, agreeing to rules and procedures; forming a working committee to discuss the agenda; and presenting each other initial lists of topics for negotiations.
Ethiopia is facing dire shortages of food, water, fuel, cash and electricity, as well as telecoms services in the Tigray region, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. More than 63,000 people are recorded as internally displaced in Tigray, including some who fled towards Afar and Amhara.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: