The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Barbara Woodward (United Kingdom):
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The World Food Programme (WFP) said it will launch an operation to reach up to 2 million vulnerable people in Myanmar’s main cities and other areas where people have recently been uprooted. WFP estimates that 3.4 million more people will be hungry within the next six months, amid the ongoing effects of poverty, COVID-19 and political crisis.
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message marking the entry into force of the Escazú Agreement, today:
Following is the text of Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s message to the International Web-Forum for the Commemoration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Convention on the Right
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the ministerial event marking the twentieth anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, held today:
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:
Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, held today:
The following joint statement by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Stanislav V. Zas, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, was issued today:
A new United Nations report released today says that, despite a drop in civilian casualties in Afghanistan, it remains one of the deadliest conflicts in the world for civilians. Meanwhile, a deteriorating humanitarian situation persists amid rising cases of COVID-19, with more than 36,000 confirmed cases and 1,269 deaths.
The Secretary-General addressed the Group of 20 virtual summit on the COVID-19 pandemic, stressing that transmission of the virus must be suppressed as quickly as possible through a coordinated response mechanism guided by the World Health Organization (WHO).